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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)

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders" is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.  Furthermore, SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

Health: overcoming or managing one's disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way; 

Home: a stable and safe place to live; 

Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and 

Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope. 

For more information on the dimensions of recovery SAMHSA's working definition of recovery, visit SAMHSA's Definition and Guiding Principles of Recovery.

For ASAM's Public Policy Statement on the State of Recovery, click here.

Recovery Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous 24 HOUR HOTLINE:  1 (800) 245-1377 or
(908) 687-8566
Northern NJ:
Southern NJ:
Al-anon, al-ateen:
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
General Information:  (732) 933-0462

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

N.J. Self-Help Group Clearinghouse:

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)

N.J. Citizen's Advisory Council

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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