Substance Abuse Resources in New Jersey
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New Jersey has more than 82,000 addiction treatment admissions in 2020. A significant number of those admissions were people seeking treatment for heroin addiction.1
The state offers many treatment options, including inpatient or outpatient, depending on the person’s needs. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there are many resources available to help.
State Funded Substance Abuse Resources
There are several state-funded addiction recovery resources in New Jersey. These resources provide the support needed to cope with addiction.
You can find information about a variety of services offered through the state at the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
The DMHAS serves adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses, including drug and alcohol addiction. There is a searchable directory to help you locate programs for alcohol and drug abuse treatment near you.
There are also several treatment centers in New Jersey that accept state funding, including:
Maryville Addiction Treatment Center
Maryvale is a non-profit organization that receives funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The center offers a range of services, including inpatient and outpatient treatment for addiction.
1903 Grant Ave.
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Center For Family Services
The Center for Family Services is a non-profit organization that funds its programs through federal grants, state of New Jersey grants, county and city grants, and other donations and grants.
584 Benson St.
Camden, NJ 08103
Genesis Counseling Services
Genesis Counseling Services accepts Medicaid and Medicare payments, as well as grant funding for addiction treatment.
566 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Support Groups in New Jersey
New Jersey offers several addiction recovery support groups, including:
A New Beginning Trenton
750 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08638
SMART Recovery Newton
65 Newton-Sparta Road, Newton, NJ, 07860, USA
SMART Recovery Trenton
56 Escher St., Trenton, NJ, 08609, USA
SMART Recovery Rockaway
25 West Main Street, Rockaway, NJ 07866 USA
VA Benefits & Rehab Coverage in New Jersey
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment in New Jersey includes programs and services directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Information about all health services offered by the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs is available here.
There are also addiction treatment centers in New Jersey that specialize in treating veterans. For example:
Forge VFR (Veteran and First Responder)
4 Forest Avenue, Suite 201,
Paramus, NJ 07652
1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 305, West Orange, NJ, 07052
Other locations are coming soon
Livengrin Military Veterans Treatment Program
4833 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
There are several national resources that help those struggling with addiction. For example:
Suicide Crisis Line
Veteran Crisis Line
Dial: 988 and press 1
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Find A Health Center
NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
- Department of Health and Human Services. “New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse Overview 2020 Statewide.” nj.gov, 2021.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Drug Overdose Mortality by State.” cdc.gov, 2018.
- Alcoholics Anonymous. “Find A.A. Near You | Alcoholics Anonymous.” aa.org, 2019.
- NCDAS. “Alcohol Abuse Statistics : National + State Data.” drugabusestatistics.org, 2022.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. “Alcohol Facts and Statistics.” niaaa.nih.gov, 2019.
- “New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs.” New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs. nj.gov.