Each year, around 20,000 NJ residents are admitted into treatment for alcohol abuse. Statistically, less than half of people who need substance abuse treatment actually receive it. Factor in that New Jersey consistently ranks among states with the lowest available supply of treatment providers, and there’s an issue.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Garden State, but unfortunately, it’s the same story all across America. Fortunately, however, there’s plenty of free help out there for those in need. We want to share some of these resources with you. Alcoholism is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. Let us help you do just that.
Alcohol Awareness Hotline
The website alcoholawareness.org sponsors a 24/7 hotline that offers free help to anyone suffering from alcohol abuse. Call 855-955-0771 to be connected to a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The site also offers direct links to helpful resources and support groups. Their mission is to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by means of offering free help and resources. Call today.
New Jersey DMHAS
The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services sponsors NJ Hope and Healing, and residents can call 866-202-4357 or text “NJHOPE” to 51684. Their services are free, and available seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM. Visit the DMHAS website for more information and a wealth of resources.
NJ Connect for Recovery
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey sponsors a free helpline. Call 855-652-3737 to speak with a trained professional who will provide counseling and access to resources on all things related to substance abuse. Visit the website for more info and external resources.