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As of October 1, 2017, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has been transferred to the NJ Department of Health. To access updated information related to the division’s programs and services, please go to http://nj.gov/health/integratedhealth.
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Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
New Jersey Helps
NJ Addictions Hotline - 1-844-276-2777
New Jersey Hopeline (1-855-NJ-HOPELINE)
New Jersey Mental Health Cares Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
NJ Family Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's definition of Treatment is the use of any planned, intentional intervention in the health, behavior, personal and/or family life of an individual suffering from alcoholism or from another drug dependency designed to enable the affected individual to achieve and maintain sobriety, physical and mental health, and a maximum functional ability.

There are many components of treatment including, but not limited to, physical and psychiatric evaluations, detoxification, counseling, self-help support, treatment for co-morbid physical or behavioral complications, and medication assisted therapy.  For a more complete discussion on treatment modalities, read ASAM's Public Policy Statement on Treatment for Alcoholism and Other Dependencies.

NIDA's Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment:  Know What To Ask website

State Funding Availability - The State provides funding directly to providers in the form of contracts or fee-for-service payments to assist individuals who are uninsured or underinsured to receive treatment as clinically indicated.  The treatment provider will conduct an eligibility screening to determine if you are eligible for a State funded program/slot.



Treatment Options
Click here to view the NJSAMS Online Treatment Directory

Click here to view the SAMHSA Treatment Locator

The New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline 1 (844) 276-2777, provides callers with information regarding treatment options in New Jersey.  Hotline personnel also assist callers seeking access to treatment with a clinical screening, the result of which will indicate an appropriate level of care and a financial screening to determine funding eligibility.  The hotline staff will assist the caller to make an appointment at the appropriate agency of their choice.
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State Funding Availability
The State provides funding directly to providers in the form of contracts or fee-for-service payments to assist individuals who are uninsured or underinsured to receive treatment as clinically indicated.  The treatment provider will conduct an eligibility screening to determine if you are eligible for a State funded program/slot.
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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The U.S. Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.  MAT is clinically driven with a focus on individualized patient care.  Research continues to demonstrate medication, along with behavioral therapies, results in successful outcomes.

The FDA has approved certain medications for the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence.  For alcohol dependence, the medications include:  Naltrexone, Disulfiram and Acamprosate Calcium.  The current medications approved for the treatment of opioid dependence are:  Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone.  For more information on these medications, 
click here.

DMHAS licenses numerous treatment programs that serve consumers that want more information or are interested in accessing MAT for their treatment.  Click here to view licensed treatment programs on this site.

Click here for more information on Medication Assisted Treatment
Click here for the Doctor Vivitrol Locator
Click here for the Buprenorphine Doctor Locator
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Self-Help Services
Alcoholics Anonymous 24 HOUR HOTLINE:  1 (800) 245-1377 or
(908) 687-8566
Northern NJ: 
www.nnjaa.org
Southern NJ:  www.snjaa.org
Al-anon and Alateen
Spanish Speaking:  (973) 268-1260
South Jersey Intergroup:  (856) 547-0855
North Jersey Information Services:  (973) 744-8686

Narcotics Anonymous NJ:  HELPLINE:  1 (800) 992-0401
Information:  (732) 933-0462

Dual Recovery Anonymous World Network Central Office:  (913) 991-9703

N.J. Self-Help Group Clearinghouse:  www.NJgroups.org

N.J. Helpline:  1 (800) 367-6274

New Jersey Council on Compulsive Gambling (Click here if you want to know if you have a gambling problem)

Gambler's Anonymous
12-Step Programs in N.J.
Women for Sobriety
Overcomers Outreach
Overcomers in Christ
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent & Significant Others (JACS)
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (a.k.a. Save Ourselves)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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