Resources

ALCOHOL

Adapt – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team.  ADAPT is a coalition of people who care about reducing underage drinking and drug abuse in Essex County.  Members include youth parents, educators, police, substance abuse professionals, faith-based and government representatives, and other concerned citizens.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  Weekly meetings are held locally.

Al-Anon/Alateen  For over 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.

OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) MEDICATION

OTC Safety.org – Your resource for Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety.  Supported by CHPA members, the leading makers of OTC medicines, the CHPA Educational Foundation’s goal is improved public health through safe and effective OTC use. Established in 2004, the foundation has developed a series of innovative, user-friendly education programs to help build a better understanding of responsible medicine use among consumers of all ages.

BULLYING

NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness & Prevention  seeks to increase community awareness of bullying as a common serious problem of school-age children and to advocate for the implementation of effective bullying prevention approaches in the State of New Jersey.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The Partnership at Drugfree.org.   serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other to raise drug-free kids.

Parent Check NJ  This site focuses to positively impact 18 to 25 year olds and their parents to develop and implement a statewide effective prevention program.  Includes a college alcohol and drug policy directory.

Narcotics Anonymous  is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Weekly meetings are held locally. 

abovetheinfluence   This campaign reflects what teens across the country say is going on in their lives. The goal is to help kids stay above the influence. The more aware they are of the influences around them, the better prepared they will be to stand up to the pressures.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

TEEN DATING ABUSE

LoveIsRespect.org Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline are collaborating to bring you loveisrespect.org, the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

INTERNET SAFTEY

SafeKids.com   is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. Its creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also a technology journalist.

GetNetWise   is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, educational, and entertaining online experiences.

NetSmartz Workshop  is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

TOBACCO

NoTobacco.org  offers educational videos, K-12 assembly programs, speakers, quit smoking info, anti-tobacco news, and a great anti-smoking links guide for teen smoking prevention. The mission of our sister group, Smokefree America, is to motivate youth to stay tobacco-free and to empower smokers to quit successfully. 


 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Addictions Hotline of NJ (24 Hours)
Dial 211
www.nj211.org

Al-Anon/Alateen
973-744-8686
www.nj-al-anon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
908-687-8566
www.aa.org

Cocaine Anonymous
866-777-0983
www.canewyork.org

Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA)
www.state.nj.us/treasury/gcada/

Nar-Anon
800-477-6291
www.nar-anon.org/Nar-Anon/New_Jersey.html

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
732-933-0462
www.nanj.org

New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program
800-246-5527

www.njlap.org