MHANJ Launches New Service to Help Those Struggling with Heroin and Rx Drug Abuse
New Jersey is in the midst of a major epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse with more than 550 fatal overdoses this past year alone. Those struggling with addiction, along with their families, are struggling to find treatment, support and education. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) has launched a new service to help: NJ Connect for Recovery, 855-652-3737, http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org.
NJ Connect for Recovery provides access to support and treatment for persons dealing specifically with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, as well as peer support to families and friends dealing with the addictions of loved ones. This service is being funded through the private sources and operated as part of MHANJ’s call center and helpline services, and is staffed by a team of addiction professionals and peer specialists.
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