• The Recovery Village at Cherry Hill

    P: 855-382-3301

    W: https://www.southjerseyrecovery.com/friends-family/

    Watching a friend or loved one struggle with substance misuse and addiction can be an emotionally painful experience. You may try everything in your power to help a family member with drug addiction, but it often feels as if it isn’t enough.

    Supporting someone you love through the recovery process is a difficult journey. Family members who are unequipped to deal with an addicted person often unknowingly act in counterproductive and enabling ways. Learning more about addiction and taking care of your own mental health is crucial to being an active ally for your loved one’s treatment.

    Fortunately, many resources are available to help family members and other loved ones of someone with a drug addiction. Support groups, reading material and therapy sessions can give families a better understanding of addiction, how to provide support and how to ensure their own mental health remains a priority. 

    2nd Floor, NJ Youth Helpline 
    P: 1-888-222-2228     
    W: http://2ndfloor.org/

    2nd Floor is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school and in your social life.  

    CONTACT of Ocean/Monmouth County
    P: 732-240-6100 or 609-639-5834
    W: http://contactoceanmonmouth.org/

    CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.

    Family Crisis Intervention Unit

    P: 732-240-3638
    The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Harbor House, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. Our counselors are trained and qualified to intervene in family crises, working with juveniles ages 10 to 18 years old and their families. At the Family Crisis Intervention Unit we aim to divert cases involving juvenile family crises from the courts by providing our families with the counseling, case management, and referral assistance needed to stabilize the immediate family crisis. Our counselors work to maintain a network of services and county agencies including police, schools, physicians, substance abuse services, and other juvenile agencies to coordinate services for our families.

    Mobile Response

    P: 877-652-7624
    Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS) is a state program that is available in every county. In Ocean County, CMRSS is administered by Preferred Children's Services. CMRSS is an outreach service for families with children who are experiencing urgent behavioral health issues that threaten their stability in the community. CMRSS responds to the family within 1 hour of the call for help to provide immediate de-escalation and assessment. CMRSS can remain involved for up to eight weeks to provide direct support services and linkage to other needed resources.

    NJ Hopeline 
    P: 1-855-654-6735
    W: http://njhopeline.com/ 
    NJ Hopeline is the first New Jersey SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE. It is committed to providing assistance 24/7/365 to any caller.

    Perform Care 
    P: 1-877-652-7624

    For help receiving adolescent services for all issues (including substance abuse) Perform Care 24/7.

    To access services/resources The Adolescent Resource Guide  issued by the Ocean County Health Dept.  can be downloaded from their website;  http://www.ochd.org and click on Resources Tab
    For a very comprehensive agency list, visit http://OceanResourceNet.Org and click on the "Resources" tab.

    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide -Important information for parents: http://www.sptsusa.org/parents/

    For psychiatric emergencies, you may:
    Call PESS 
    Call 911; 
    or go to the nearest hospital.