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Knowing the holiday season can sometimes provide stressors and challenges for individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders, and for their families, we have provided a list of hotlines and other resources for you to have, and share with your network, during the holiday season.



1- (844)-732-2465


NJ Hope Line
(suicide prevention) 1- (855)-654-6735


Call 1- (855) 652-3737
(click here for more information)


The Peer Recovery Warmline:
Call 1- (877) 292-5588


National Suicide Hotline
call  1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Week 9/12/17


NJ Mental Health Cares
1-866-202-HELP (4357) or TTY:  1-877-294-4356
or E-mail:


IME Addictions Access Center




Veterans Counseling Hotline
CALL 1-866-VETS-NJ4 (1-866-838-7654)


Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit
This service provides 24 hour information to help compulsive gamblers and referrals to self-help groups and counseling services.


American Association of Poison Control Centers


NJ Cop to Cop

CALL 1 866-COP-2COP (267-2267)


NJ Mom to Mom

CALL 1-877-914-MOM2 (6662)

2nd Floor Youth Helpline

NJ 2nd Floor

CALL OR TEXT 1-888-222-2228


Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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Healthy Adolescent Website

"Parents who talk to their children an average of 15 minutes a day have children who are 67% less likely to try marijuana than children who have less regular communication". (The 15 Minute Child Break)

Treatment and Services available:
New Jersey Drug & Alcohol Prevention Hotline
Vantage Health System (Substance Abuse Treatment) -- 201-576-0059
Help for addiction treatment
Learn more about addiction treatment opportunities
Camden County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 856-427-6553
Narcotics Anonymous
NJ Division of Addiction Services
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Victory Bay Recovery Center
Caron Treatment Centers 
Lighthouse At Haddon Township

Tips for Parents

National Survey Finds More Youth Having Conversations with Parents about Substance Use
Click here to download the PDF 
External Assets for Teens
Click here to download the PDF 
40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Click here to download the PDF
Top 8 Reasons why Teens Try Alcohol and Drugs
Click here to download the PDF
"What comes to mind when you think of the..."
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"Parents, you are the first line of defense when..."
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National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign 800-720-6686
Drug identification guide
The 15 Minute Child Break