The Mental Health Association in New Jersey has started a service to help address the growing number of opiate addictions in the state. The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line number is 855-652-3737 (TTY: 877-294-4356). NJ Connect for Recovery is also unique because it is the only call line in New Jersey specifically focused on individuals and families coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers.
This service is a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental place that New Jerseyan may call to connect, grow and transform through a unique combination of supportive counseling services. People calling on behalf of themselves have access to a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Those calling on behalf of a family member or friend are connected to a Peer Specialist who understands the unique and complex effect of addiction on personal relationships.
On our show we will talk with Stephanie Mulfinger, LCSW, Director of Call Center Services and Don Hebert, Volunteer Coordinator for NJ Connect for Recovery, about the urgent need for this line, how it works and how the community can get involved.