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Families who have a loved one with a substance use disorder are always on the front line. It is often said that connection to others is the most important part of recovery -- that includes recovery for family members. Social distancing and isolation necessary to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak makes these connections even more of a priority.

The Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ) understands how difficult it is to take care of your own needs when consumed with a family member's substance use disorder. We're here to help.

Scroll this entire email for great Virtual Support Group offerings AND family resources.

Join us from the Safety of Your Home:
Announcing Virtual Support Group Sessions for
Family Members Supporting a Loved One
with Substance Use Disorder

NJ Connect for Recovery will be having multiple meetings each week to allow families to connect. These sessions, led by an experienced, trained family peer, will enable participants to support each other, gain helpful coping strategies and discuss ideas on how to practice self-care. We will also work to link families to the most updated information, local support and resources.

Virtual Support Groups for Families Supporting a Loved One with Substance use Disorder
Calendar and Participation Information

Days and Dates: Every Monday and Thursday, March 23 through May 4, 2020

Time: 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 365 930 824
Password: 937891
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Family Support Resources

Please note: This is not a complete list of all resources in New Jersey for the substance use disorder community. If you have additional resources to suggest please email us at info@mhanj.org.

Resources by County:
Atlantic County
Atlantic County GRASP Chapter
Beth Wilkins-Santini
(215) 421-0322
Burlington County
Marlton NJ GRASP Chapter
Chris Weldon
(856) 904-8002
Camden County
Center for Family Services
108 Somerdale Rd., Vorhees, NJ
Heather Thomas/Manager Kim Govak
(856) 428-5688

Parent to Parent
101B Tuckerton Rd., Marlton, NJ
(856) 983-3328

All Walks
SUD Family Addiction Support Group,
Affiliated with Liberty Wellness
215 Highland Ave Ste. C, Haddon Twp., NJ, 08108,
Tuesdays 7 p.m.
(609) 221-9645
Cape May County
Cape Regional Recovery Center
1304 Route 47, Ste. W-l, Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 435-6272
Essex County
MHA Essex/ Morris Project F.E.R.S.T.
(Families in Emergency Room Support Team)
South Fullerton Ave., Montclair NJ 07042,
Professional support to families with loved one in ER with a Mental Health emergency
(973) 343-9468,
Gloucester County
Deeper Dimensions,
SUD Family Support Group,
(Affiliated with Ed Brazell, the Silent Epidemic 501c3)
Saint Margaret Church, rear
773 3rd St., Woodbury Heights, NJ
Sundays 7 p.m.
Dana Dariano, MS
(609) 743-2191

Raproom Parent to Parent
Strength, Hope, Support Family Group
Inspira Medical Center, Room B
508 N. Red Bank Ave., Woodbury, NJ
First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 7 p.m.
(856) 983-3328

Hudson County
Hudson County GRASP Chapter
Franca Kirsch
(201) 577-8264
Alt. Contact Person: Aurora Chiarella
(917) 696-7935
Hunterdon County
Sharing the Hope
Internet Show with Family Support Coordinators for SUD
4 Walter E. Florian Blvd., Flemington, NJ
Rocky Schwartz
(908) 782-3909
Mercer County
Hamilton Township GRASP Chapter
Laurie Latham
(609) 575-5477
Middlesex County
Families Against Addiction
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ
(732) 981-1022

Monmouth County
Hazlet’s Hope Network Family Peer to Peer (FB)
Laura Raimondi O’Hara
(732) 739-7717

Parents Coalition for Substance Abuse Awareness (FB group)
Monmouth County NJ GRASP Chapter
Abby Boxman
(908) 692-3072
Alt Contact Person: Myra Cronin
(732) 710-2943
Morris County
MHA Essex/ Morris Project F.E.R.S.T.
(Families in Emergency Room Support Team)
South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042,
Professional support to families with loved one in ER with a Mental Health emergency
(973) 343-9468,
Ocean County
67 Atlantic Ave., Manasquan, NJ
(732) 233-7451
Hope Sheds Life
253 Chestnut St., Toms River, NJ
(855) 350-2790

Salem County
Salem County GRASP Chapter
Donna Belanger
(856) 678-8659
Sussex County
The Center for Prevention and Counseling
65 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton, NJ
(973) 940-2966
Union County
Prevention Links
121-125 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Roselle, NJ
Nikki Sumka/Morgan Thompson Director
(732) 381-4100
Warren County
Parent to Parent Warren
325 B W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ
(908) 223-1951
Kings Crusade Support Group for Addiction (FB group)
8 Hathaway Ct., Martin, NJ 08053
Sue Harrison
(856) 874-4444

Statewide Resources:

Statewide Parent to Parent (NJP2P),
Parent match with Peer for Support,
Education, Resources
Brenda Figueroa
(973) 664-9197

Roots to Addiction
(FB group private group),
Kim Seber

Family Addiction Network
(FB group)
Susan Marco

North Jersey GRASP Chapter
Alexandra Garcia
(201) 927-6658

Pittsgrove GRASP Chapter
Sharon Sparks

Central NJ GRASP Chapter
Debbie Len
(908) 872-1388

NJ Connect for Recovery --
A Helpline for
Family and Friends

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ's) NJ Connect for Recovery is a Helpline that specializes in assisting family members and friends who are concerned about a loved one living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Callers receive supportive counseling from trained peers with lived experience as a family member of someone in recovery from SUD.

Calls are answered live weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekends 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and holidays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call NJ Connect for Recovery or visit their website at https://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/ .
ReachNJ --
Always here. Always Live.

ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or friends and family of people with SUD can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors.

An individual who calls the program’s toll-free number, 844-ReachNJ (844-732-2465), will reach a live staff member who will help make a connection to treatment.

ReachNJ will assist callers regardless of their insurance status. For more information call ReachNJ or visit their website at https://reachnj.gov/humanservices/reachnj/index.shtml .
 Editor,   NJ Connect
Merrill Altberg, Director of Communications