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     

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Schedule for Support/Education Groups for

Those Coping with a Loved One’s Opiate Use Disorder

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.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the MHANJ in Union County, 2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ. R.S.V.P. is requested. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Pam Taylor at or 855-652-3737. See below for dates and topics.

Schedule for Sessions

February 23, 2017 – Self-Love/Silence Self Criticism 

Discover ways to embrace self-love as you take on the needs of others and how to silence your inner critic.

February 28, 2017 – Coping with Hopelessness

Learn ways to find light and hope in the battle of addiction. Gain strategies to get through life’s hard times even when we think we can’t.

March 2, 2017 – Fear and Worry

Living with addiction is tough. Learn tips and strategies to minimize crippling fear and worry, and to help get back up when life knock


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 10 8 p.m., weekends 5 10 p.m. Multilingual and TTY services are available.


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