Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to get it are crucial steps in the battle against addiction. It is not something people can do by themselves. Here are several organizations that help addicts beat back their habits and regain their lives:The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA ) runs a free 24-hour hot line for treatment referrals and support: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Calls are confidential and offered in English and Spanish.
The Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success CARES is a peer to peer, volunteer based recovery oriented sanctuary located in Rockaway, NJ. We exist to put a face on recovery, build recovery capital and serve as a physical location where the local recovery community can join together. CARES honors all pathways to recovery.
The Veterans Crisis Line directs vets and their loved ones to "qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hot line": 1-800-273-8255, option 1.
The Partnership for Drug Free Kids has a toll-free hot line (1-855-DRUGFREE) for parents who are seeking help for their children.
One way to guarantee continued support during and after a treatment program is to find a local chapter of Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. You can do so online.
Daytop New Jersey is dedicated to providing affordable treatment to adolescents and adults with addiction, substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Recognizing that no life is disposable, Governor Chris Christie has acted with a strong commitment to change the conversation in how we treat drug abuse and drug addiction in New Jersey and working past the stigma associated with this disease. In doing so, New Jersey is leading the nation by advancing forward with a focus on treatment first to save lives, restoring hope and giving people the second chance they deserve. Visit ReachNJ.
And remeber God is with you.