Recovery Resources

How We Can Help

Joanne McCarthy, LMHC, LPC, LCADC, discusses the free, confidential services NJ Connect for Recovery provides to individuals and families coping with substance use disorders.

Free Resources for Families

Developing a Crisis Plan

Unfortunately for many, relapse is part of the journey to recovery. To best support the individual through their recovery process, families, together with the individual in recovery, need to create a comprehensive plan of action to enact in the event of a crisis situation or if emergency need for treatment arises. Download the free My Crisis Plan Template here.

10 Questions to Ask Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers

To help individuals and loved ones select a reputable treatment provider, NJ Connect for Recovery provides the following 10 questions to ask potential treatment providers before an individual or loved one enters treatment to ensure the program they are selecting is credible and can provide the right level of care. Click here for the full list.

Free Resources Available to All Callers

Free Access to Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Family Peer Specialists – Within seconds you are connected to a live information specialist who provides an individual assessment of your needs and gets you or a family member the help you need. We provide direct access to Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Family Peer Specialists. Calls answered live weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekends 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Access to Treatment Options through REACHNJ , 844-732-REACHNJ (844-732-2465) – REACHNJ is a hotline where people with substance use disorder can get immediate help and referrals from live, New Jersey based trained addiction counselors, regardless of insurance status. Calls answered live, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Ongoing Support – Our support does not end after the first call. Our dedicated staff of Family Peer Specialists and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors provide continuous support with follow-up calls and can be directly accessed through our call line.

Private and Public Insurance Help – We assist callers with navigating private and public health insurance benefits to ensure that treatment is covered and to provide education on best treatment options for you or a loved one.

Free Family Education Workshops – Our free NJ Connect Family Education Workshops provide a safe environment for offering education and proven strategies for addressing substance use disorders and recovery with a loved one. Our workshop series includes free Narcan training and kits for all attendees.

Self-Help Support Groups – We understand that when a loved one is dealing with a substance use disorder, it affects the entire family, which is why we can connect you to free family support groups, spouse support groups and sibling support groups across NJ.