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Al-Anon/Alateen, North Jersey
Central Presbyterian Church
46 Park Street.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 744-8686
Fax:(973) 783-3766

Al-Anon/Alateen, North Jersey is an information service that helps adults and young people affected by someone else's drinking. It is a self-help program, which provides support groups for families and friends of alcoholics.

Al-Anon meetings:

  • Sundays at 6:30 pm at Central Presbyterian Church

  • Monday afternoonsat 1:00 pm at St Lukes

  • Monday nights at 7:30 pm at Mountainside Hospital

  • Alateen meetings for teens ages 13-19, Tuesdays at 8 pm., Preakness Reform Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne . There is an Al-anon meeting at the same time, so an adult could drive the teen and go to the meeting. (That's the closest Alateen meeting to Montclair.)

Since meeting times could change, please call the office to confirm time and place.

Type of service: Information service and support group for adults and young people.
Payment Information: Voluntary contribution. No fees or dues.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Intergroup Of Northern New Jersey
2400 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908 687-8566
800-245-1377 –24 hours

Alcoholics Anonymous is a Twelve Step program that helps people to recover from alcoholism.

Type of service: Support group for recovering alcoholics and those with a desire to stop drinking.
Payment Information: Voluntary contribution. No fees or dues

The Bridge, Inc.
14 Park Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: (973) 228-3000
Contact: Jodi Smith

Non-profit agency provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services to troubled youth and their families. Programs include: substance groups; family support groups; individual, group, and family counseling; support for at-risk youth; and crisis intervention.

Type of service: Outpatient
Payment information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income

See also : Counseling/Mental Health

Cope Center, Inc.
104 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 783-6655
Sue Seidenfeld, Exec. Dir.
Rose Maire, Clinical Dir.

Provides individual, group, and family counseling; crisis intervention; family Conflict Resolution/Violence; alcohol and substance abuse counseling and support groups; urine monitoring; AIDS support group; community educational programs; and child abuse prevention services.

Type of Service: Outpatient
Payment Information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income, Medicaid

See also: Child Abuse, Counseling/Mental Health

Essex Prevention Resources
201 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 29
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: 973 571-2324

Essex Prevention Resources is a community-oriented, non-profit organization serving the needs of the communities within Essex County. As the county’s alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention specialist, we provide services to individuals, families, professionals, community groups, schools, businesses and legislators.

The organization also has a prevention resource center, which includes videos, brochures and other literature addressing issues related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. These materials are available to professionals, schools, parents and concerned community members who are looking for more information or assistance.

High Focus Centers
Phone: 1-800-877-FOCUS

High Focus Centers provide comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment services for adolescents and their families. They have offices in Paramus, Parsippany, Cranford and Sparta. They are the largest private substance abuse treatment provider in the area. Services available cover the full spectrum of care - initial evaluation, early intervention, primary treatment, inpatient referral and aftercare.

Type of service: outpatient , partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient
Payment Information:Private health insurance

Main Street Counseling Center
8 Marcella Ave.
West Orange, NJ
Phone: (973) 736-2041
Contact: Steve Margeotes, Executive Dir.

Non-profit agency founded in 1980 to serve children and families who need mental health counseling but can't afford it privately. Dealing with issues such as depression, violence, drug/alcohol use, divorce, sexual and physical abuse, low self-esteem, and financial difficulties.

Type of service: Outpatient
Payment Information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income

See also : Counseling/Mental Health, Conflict Resolution/Violence

Mental Health Association of Essex County
33 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 509-9777

Information and referral service for mental health and related services including alcoholism/drug abuse, financial assistance, women's, family and youth counseling services.

Type of service: Information and referral service
Payment Information: As per referring agency

See also : Counseling/Mental Health

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave.
Newark, NJ 07112
Contact: Pat Forman
Phone: (973) 926-7091
Hotline: (973) 926-7444
Contact: Pat Forman

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has an in-patient dually diagnosed, voluntary, psychiatric unit that treats patients with addiction problems. Newark Beth Israel is an affiliate of the St. Barnabas Health Care System.

Type of Service: Dually diagnosed in-patient
Payment Information: Private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, charity care

Rational Recovery
PO Box 800
Lotus, CA 95651
Phone: 530-621-2667

Rational Recovery is an organization, opposed to A.A. and other mutual help groups, that promotes self-recovery for any addiction through the use of the Addictive Voice Recognition Technique. Extensive Internet Crash Course on AVR technique. Books and videotapes are also available.

Type of service: Video resources and Internet Crash Course

New Jersey QuitLine
Phone: 1-866 NJ-STOPS
Phone: 1-866-657-8677

Free quit smoking support program. Create your own Quit Plan. Ask Questions of Expert Counselors. Get support from the QuitNet community. Learn from science-based Quitting Guides.

Turning Point Inc.
125 Fairview Avenue Bldg. 14
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Hotline: (800) 234-0420
Phone: (973) 239-9400
Contact:Beth Alder, Dir. Of Admissions – Ext 112

Turning Point, Inc. is a detox and residential treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction that serves New Jersey's indigent community.

Type of service: Non-hospital residential (24 hour)
Payment Information: Self pay on sliding scale; private health insurance if any.

Addiction/Substance Abuse Websites

Best of the Web
Best of the Web offers resources such as definitions of common recreational drugs, treatment options, local and government drug agencies, help for kicking the habit, support groups, teen addiction websites and help for other addictions such as Internet, sex and food.

Join Together
Founded in 1991, supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse across the nation. Funding is provided by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Boston University School of Public Health. In 1996, Join Together broadened its scope to include gun violence prevention, supported by a grant from the Joyce Foundation. While the primary focus is substance abuse, the foundation believes that communities need to employ comprehensive strategies that respond to its related harms.

Created by The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, the Parents’ Resource Center provides two types of information: Learn Now – a web portal that provides valuable links to parent-friendly resources on child and adolescent health issues, and Act Now – a guide written by CHHCS to help parents assess health-related services and programs at their child’s school.

"'The Cool' Spot
Uses engaging games and graphics to deliver important messages about the risks of underage drinking and ways to resist peer pressure," says NIAAA Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D. "It's vital to reach this age group, because the younger people are when they start to drink, the higher their chances of developing an alcohol problem at some point in their lives." Research shows that more than 4 in 10 people who start drinking before age 15 eventually become alcohol dependent.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
The publications page of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) allows you to order free printed articles on alcohol and drug information . There is a quick find and order option where you can type in a title or subject and the corresponding articles will appear, or you can click on the links that include topics such as drugs, top 50, posters, and new publications. Videos can be viewed online.

Adolescent Substance Abuse and Recovery Resources
Advice for teens by teens. Also provides links to other useful sites.

New Jersey Division of Addiction Services
View addiction services directory online by county.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD)
Supplies an extensive Resource and Referral Guide nationwide.

Students Against Destructive Decisions
An organization with middle school, high school, and college chapters that provides prevention and intervention tools to deal with underage drinking, drug use, and other destructive decisions.

Hazelden Foundation
Click on browse for book titles. Provides treatment, information, educational materials and publications concerning alcoholism and drug dependencies.

SMART Recovery
A recovery method described as a common sense, scientific approach for abstaining from addictive behaviors, including alcohol. Phone: 440-951-5357.

Narcotics Anonymous
These recovery groups apply the Twelve Steps for drug addiction. Phone: 818-773-9999 Monday-Friday, 8-5 Pacific Time.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse
A branch of the National Institutes for Health, the website includes interactive pages, NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse, a drug education program geared specifically for adolescents aged 11 to 15.

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