Free, Confidential Call Line      Dedicated to Individuals and Families Facing Opiate addiction       Professional Staff and Peer Specialists      TTY and Multilingual Services Available      Non-judgmental      Support and Follow-up      We extend our thanks to community partners including: Adapt; Alpha Healing Center; Autism Family Services; Camden Treatment Associates; Carrier Clinic; Essex County;Essex County; Behavioral Crossroads, LLC; Bergen Regional Medial Center; Caregivers of NJ; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Methuchen; Catholic Charities in Cranford; Center for Addiction, Recovery Education and Support; Center for Network Therapy; Center for Prevention; Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey; Community in Crisis; Consumer Friends Incorporated; East Mountain Hospital; Epilepsy Foundation of NJ; Family Based Services; Family Resource Network; Family Support Organization of Burlington County; Family Support Center; F.A.R. Recovery Service; First Step Counseling; Esperanza Self Help Center; Freedom Trail CWC; Gateway Center for Counseling and Recovery; Helping Hand Behavioral Health; Hope House; Lakeland Hills YMCA; ICE Self Help Center; Inner-Peace Counseling; Journey to Wellness Self Help Center; Inter-County Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse; JSAS HealthCare; Lakeland Hills YMCA; Maryville Inc.; Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc.; Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey; Monarch Housing; National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence-NJ (NCADD-NJ); Mental Health Association in NJ in Atlantic County; Mental Health Association in NJ in Hudson County; Mental Health Association in Southwestern NJ; Mental Health Association in NJ in Union County; Mt. Carmel Guild; New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); New Jersey Prevention Network; New Pathway Counseling; Options Counseling Center; Prevention Links; Resources for Human Development (RHD) including Corporate, Coastal Wellness; NAMI New Jersey; Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey; Prevention Links; Raymond Lesniak ESH Recovery High School; Richard Hall CMHS of Somerset County; Rockaway Township Substance Abuse Alliance; Serenity Now; Somerset Treatment Services; Stress Care of NJ; Small & Associates, Enable Division; Summit Area YMCA; SALT Passaic; Summit Oaks Hospital; and Tri-County Supportive Housing; YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy     

Are you worried about a family member or friend’s substance use?

Do you need guidance and support dealing with a loved one’s addiction?

NJ Connect for Recovery can help.
Announcing our NEW 12-Week Family Education Workshops in Six Counties: Burlington, Middlesex, Union, Ocean, Morris and Monmouth.

Learn new skills to deal with substance use disorder that may be affecting your family or relationship.

The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders
need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often
don’t know where to go for support and guidance. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s
(MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is offering free Support and Education Groups that can
help. Each group is facilitated by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Family Peer
Specialist who is familiar with the effects of addiction on the family as well as the New Jersey
system of care. These sessions provide a safe, non- judgmental environment offering proven, helpful
strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance
and group support.

Schedule for 12-Week Family Education Workshops in Six Counties:

Burlington County: 

January 9th -March 13th 2018; Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Family Support Org. of Burlington Cty. 

1632 Rt. 38 East Lumberton, NJ 08048 

*Free childcare is available upon request*


Middlesex County:  

January 24th , 2018- April 11, 2018; Wednesdays  7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Hosted by: Club Serenity/St. Ambrose 83 Throckmorton Ln. Old Bridge, NJ 08857


Union County : 
February 8th, 2018- April 26th, 2018; Thursdays 6:30 PM
Hosted by: The Gateway Family YMCA 201 Tucker Ave. Union, NJ 07083


Ocean County: Coming Soon


Morris County: Dates TBD

Hosted by CARES, Rockaway, NJ



About NJ Connect for Recovery

Opiate addiction is a complex disease that also affects those closest to the substance user.  It can be difficult and painful to witness family members or friends suffer negative consequences due to opiate use.

If you think that your family member, friend, or anyone else in your life has a substance use problem with heroin or prescription painkillers, we can help.

The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is a free, confidential service. It is a safe, nonjudgmental resource where you can receive support and guidance from our Peer Specialists who can relate to what you are going through. (The call line also provides assistance to individuals struggling with their own opiate use. Those calls will be directed to Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs) who are equipped to provide counseling and support.)

Addiction is spoken of as a family disease because of the disruption to the entire family system.  Our family “warmline” model of service encourages callers to move toward what and where they want to be.  For example, we can help you to sort through the conflicting feelings and confusion that accompany this issue. We can also help you to identify coping skills that can allow you to detach from rescuing and codependent  behaviors.

About NJ Connect for Recovery

Calls answered live weekdays 8 10 p.m., weekends and holidays 3 10 p.m. Multilingual and TTY services are available.


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