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.

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

Type of service: Information service and support group for adults and young people

Payment Information: Voluntary contribution. No fees or dues

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
Phone: 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: Lauren Egan

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
Contact: Sue Seidenfeld, Exec. Dir.
Contact: 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

High Focus Centers
1259 Route 46
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 1-800-877-FOCUS
Contact: Jane DiFabio
Office: (973) 909-4087
Cell: (201) 421-0861

High Focus Centers provide comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment services for adolescents and their families. They have offices in Paramus, Parsippany, Cranford, Freehold, and Branchburg. They are the largest private substance abuse and psychiatric 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 Avenue
West Orange, NJ 05052
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

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 Ext. 179
Contact: Ahlam Jerai, MSW. LSW
Dir. Of Admissions

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

Alcohol Addiction Center is committed to helping people and their families get help from alcoholism through our commitment to providing accurate information and resources. We seek to educate and inform, and provide free resources for anyone looking for information about alcohol use disorder.
Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects. By spreading awareness, we believe we can lower this statistic by decreasing the number of recalls, saving more lives of those who have been affected. From understanding addiction, to tools to help you find the right rehab facility for you, this site provides everything you or your loved one needs to start and succeed in recovery.'s Guide to Heroin Addiction. This guide combines current research to provide you with a complete explanation of the dangers, effects, and trends of heroin use in today’s society by compiling information from eight government and international agencies, 14 scientific studies, and eight news and print sources.'s Guide to Heroin Rehabilitation. This page compiles information from five government and international health agencies, 33 scientific studies, and five news and print sources to give you a holistic understanding of how to get help overcoming your (or your loved one’s) addiction to heroin.

Parents' Resource Center created by The Center for Health and Health are 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. is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. They create and publish comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and are referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
Works with families to educate parents and teens on the dangers of teen substance abuse. They believe that by providing teens and their loved ones with a better understanding of addiction, its causes, how to prevent it, and when to consider treatment, they will be better equipped to fight teen addiction and substance abuse.

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.

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

Hazelden Foundation. Click Bookstore. 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.

The Essex Prevention Coalition is dedicated to targeting and preventing underage drinking and substance abuse in Essex County. The website contains news events, and current resources for parents , youth, educators and treatment professionals.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Marijuana Facts that Parents Need to Know

Not My Kid - A good site for parents to reference: the drug abuse guide covers basic facts and how to recognize signs and prevent addiction; the site also covers other topics like depression and bullying.

Drug Rehab -This site helps parents and others find basic information about drugs and how to seek treatment.

Underage Drinking Guide: The Underage Drinking Guide provides parents with in-depth information on statistics, the warning signs and prevention of underage alcohol abuse. This site also offers information on support and treatment options.

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