The following resource guide has been compiled to connect those who are suffering from addiction, know someone suffering from addiction or are generally interested in learning more about this subject. In addition to the websites and hotlines listed below, you will find books available within the library on the reverse of this guide. For further resources please contact Library Director Aubrey Gerhardt by calling the library or emailing her directly.
NJ Addiction Services Hotline
Addictions Hotline, which can provide information and referral to substance abuse treatment agencies statewide. This free service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and information shared is confidential.
Addiction Services Treatment Directory
NJ Department of Human Services: Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
(Print copy available at desk upon request)
Overdose Prevention Act, a.k.a. "Good Samaritan Law”
The law reads that the Legislature finds and declares that encouraging witnesses and victims of drug overdoses to seek medical assistance saves lives and is in the best interests of the citizens of this State and, in instances where evidence was obtained as a result of seeking of medical assistance, these witnesses and victims should be protected from arrest, charge, prosecution, conviction, and revocation of parole or probation for possession or use of illegal drugs. It is not the intent of the Legislature to protect individuals from arrest, prosecution or conviction for other criminal offenses, including engaging in drug trafficking. "
Dial 211, NJ 211 (one-stop resource for NJ Programs)
NJHelps www.njhelps.org One-stop resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals and families throughout NJ.
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Director Atlantic County
Robert Widitz, Substance Abuse Coordinator
Dept. of Human Services, Division of Public Health
201 South Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225 Phone: (609) 645-5932
Know Addiction: Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
New Jersey Prevention Network
The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) is a public health agency working to prevent substance abuse, addiction and other chronic diseases by building capacity among professionals, fostering positive collaboration among providers, and strengthening the field of prevention through the use of evidence-based practices and strategies.
Partnership for a Drug Free NJ:
Drug Policy Alliance: New Jersey
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Council on n Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Signs and Symptoms of Addiction: https://ncadd.org/about-addiction/signs-and-symptoms/signs-and-symptoms
New Jersey Quitline
NJ Quitline is a free telephone-counseling service for smokers who are ready to stop. Call today and speak with your own quit coach. No matter which quit method you choose the Quitline can more than double your chances for success.
Truth & Consequences series. The Truth About…
Heroin. (2014) Philip Wolny. YA 616.86.32
LSD and hallucinogens. (2014) Corona Brezina. YA 613.83 BRE
Amphetamines and stimulants. (2012) Nicolette Conti. YA CON
Ecstasy. (2014) Lanie Kimlan. YA KIM
Prescription Drugs. (2014) Basia Leonard. YA LEO
Oxycodone and other narcotics. (2014) Kristin Lew. YA 615.7822 LEW
Marijuana. (2012) Frederick Gross. YA 613.85
Methamphetamine and crystal meth. (2012) Lara Norquist. YA NOR
Cocaine. (2014) Tamra Orr. YA 616.8647 ORR
Barbiturates. (2014) Judy Peterson. YA 615.7821 PET
PCP. (2014) Christine Poolos. YA 362.294 POO
Inhalants. (2014) G.S. Prentzas. YA 616.86 PRE
Addiction in America: society, psychology and heredity. (2013) Ida Walker. YA 362.290973
American pain : how a young felon and his ring of doctors unleashed America's deadliest drug epidemic. (2015) John Temple. 362.29 TEM
The Biology of Desire, why addiction is not a disease. (2015) Marc Lewis. 616.86 LEW.
A Million Little Pieces. (2003) James Frey. B FRE
Beautiful Boy: a father’s journey through his son’s addiction. (2008) David Sheff. 362.299 SHE
Echos of silence: letters to a drug addicted mother from the woman who took her place. (2015) Gwen Miller. B Miller