New Jersey Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and New Jersey is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 10.41% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 3,056 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on New Jersey, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for help with substance abuse available to residents of the Garden State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
New Jersey National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the New Jersey Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-210-1303 anytime to be connected with a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The website also offers links to helpful resources and much more. Call now. Help is standing by.
New Jersey DMHAS
The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services sponsors NJ Hope and Healing, and residents can call 866-202-4357 or text “NJHOPE” to 51684. Their services are free, and available seven days a week from 8AM to 8PM. Visit the DMHAS website for more information and a wealth of resources.
NJ Connect for Recovery
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey sponsors a free helpline. Call 855-652-3737 to speak with a trained professional who will provide counseling and access to resources on all things related to substance abuse. Visit the website for more info and external resources.