The Mercer County Office on Addiction Services is the agency responsible for the planning, administration and coordination of alcohol and drug abuse services in the County. The Office was established in the late 1970's and is a unit within the Department of Human Services. In January of 1981, a citizen advisory committee was established to advise the County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding the delivery of coordinated alcoholism services in Mercer County. It was called the Mercer County Alcoholism Advisory Committee. By 1983, Public Law 1983, Chapter 531 was passed. This increased the responsibility of the advisory committee. This law established Local Advisory Committees on Alcohol in each county. The Mercer County Advisory Committee was designated as the Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol (LACA). The LACA was required to develop an annual compressive plan and recommend the distribution of monies derived from the Chapter 531 funds. They continue to do so today under the name of LACADA, the Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

To access treatment, a citizen must be a Mercer County resident, have no insurance and be indigent. To obtain services from the above providers please contact the Office on Addiction Services at (609) 989-6897. At that time, the contact numbers for outpatient services will be provided. Citizens must call the outpatient provider and request an assessment. After the assessment has been completed, and the level of care determined, a referral for the appropriate services will be made by the outpatient provider.

The following services are funded by the Office on Addiction Services:

Outpatient Services (Adult)

  1. Catholic Charities - Trenton
  2. Corner House - Princeton
  3. Family Guidance Center - Hamilton
  4. Rescue Mission - Trenton
  5. United Progress/Trenton Treatment Center - Trenton

Outpatient Services (Adolescent)

  1. Corner House - Princeton
  2. Family Guidance PRCC - Trenton

Detoxification Treatment (Adult)

  1. Maryville Inc. - Williamstown
  2. New Hope Foundation - Marlboro

Detoxification Treatment (Adolescent)

  1. New Hope Foundation - Marlboro

Residential Treatment Services (Adult)

  1. CURA - Newark
  2. Maryville Inc. - Williamstown
  3. New Hope Foundation - Marlboro
  4. Vince’s Place - Trenton

Residential Treatment Services (Adolescent)

  1. New Hope Foundation - Marlboro

Halfway House Services

  1. Crawford House - Skillman
  2. Freedom House - Glen Gardner

Transitional Housing

  1. Diane's House - Trenton

IDRC

  1. The College of New Jersey, Clinic

Ann Dorocki, County Alcoholism Coordinator and Edward Meara, Municipal Alliance Coordinator. They can be reached by calling (609) 989-6897.