Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Substance Abuse & Recovery
Looking for resources in NJ? Check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available. Every day we connect people to daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, help center, and website.
Addiction experts from Hackensack Meridian Health offer the following guidance for anyone to better manage the pressures associated with coronavirus that might lead to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.
People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Severe illness from COVID-19 is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.
Various call lines for mental health issues.
IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911. If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients
NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers
NJRC 24/7 Hotline
Registration Form for Pandemic Relief
This is a statewide directory of several AA, NA, and related groups with contact information for virtual meetings and/or questions and support.
What started as a livestream for individuals battling substance abuse and their families has transitioned into a new weekly podcast. HOPE Sheds Light, based out of Toms River, is a family-focused nonprofit that has been supporting those impacted by addiction. It was founded by three men whose sons lost their battle with substance abuse. The podcast, "Rise with HOPE," is available on all platforms.
All Recovery Meetings are facilitated by trained and certified IFPR Peer Recovery Specialists and provide social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery, as well as family members, friends and supporters of those who have been influenced by substance use