Resources - Self-Help/Support



The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights. Through the years, the key to the ACLU's success and their greatest source of strength has always been the support of ACLU members who understand our freedoms can never be taken for granted - they must be vigorously defended or they will surely be lost.


American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has resources for educating physicians on addiction disease and encouraging appropriate treatment for those suffering from addiction; highlights include a doctor referral database, reviews of medical research, and topical articles on addiction medicine and care.


Central Jersey Intergroup

Central Jersey Intergroup serves as a centralized point of contact for all the Alcoholics Anonymous member groups. CJI maintains a 24-hour hotline for alcoholics in need, arranges 12-step calls, publishes meeting lists, supplies literature and much more.

International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous
International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of recovered lawyers and judges carrying the message of recovery within our profession. Our purpose is to act as a bridge between reluctant (in denial) lawyers/judges and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Johnson Institute- Let’s Conquer Addiction in Our Lifetime
The Johnson Institute brings a long tradition of activism by people with long term addiction recovery to reduce the barriers to wellness for all those afflicted and affected by alcohol and drug problems.


Legal Action Center
The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Narcotics Anonymous in New Jersey
NANJ helps to find NA meetings in New Jersey, provide contacts for nearby states, professional information for those who work caring for addicts and details about NA fellowship events for our members

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse
If you are seeking ANY TYPE of community SUPPORT GROUP,
You’ve come to the right place! Call us Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm to speak with a volunteer or staff member who will provide you with information and contacts on any of over 4,500 NJ support groups, over 1,200 national and online groups, and over 100 people who are seeking others to start new local groups.

Northern New Jersey Alcoholics Anonymous
NNJAA provides general information about Alcoholics Anonymous and about AA in northern New Jersey.

Oxford Houses, New Jersey
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home.

Patrick Kennedy on addiction, recovery
"I know the seriousness of this illness and I am certainly determined, having come so close so many times, to not let this disease take its toll on me ever again," said Kennedy, a seven-term lawmaker who has been treated several times during his life for addiction to cocaine, the painkiller OxyContin and other legal and illegal drugs.
Watch the Today show interview in streaming video.

Recovery Month
The Recovery Month effort aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible.

SMART Recovery®
SMART Recovery® is an abstinence-based, nonprofit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with alcohol and other drugs. It includes many ideas and techniques to help individuals change their lives.

Southern New Jersey Area General Assembly - Alcoholics Anonymous
SNJAGA - AA provides general information about Alcoholics Anonymous and about AA in Southern New Jersey.

The Addiction Recovery Guide
The Addiction Recovery Guide assists individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism find help that best suits their needs. Recovery is an ongoing, lifelong process. Once a person has stopped using a particular substance, the process of learning to live without that substance begins. Learning to manage life's daily stresses and developing strategies to deal with the challenges that arise are important skills to develop in maintaining recovery and preventing relapse. Many people also feel that finding ways to be of service can be very helpful in keeping one's recovery on track.

The Bridge Inc--Youth and Family Counseling
The Bridge, Inc., is a private, nonprofit community agency that has been helping families in the Essex County area since 1971. All our services are designed to strengthen the family and promote the personal growth of children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Individual, group and family counseling are offered by culturally diverse, skilled professional staff in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

Women For Sobriety
Women For Sobriety is both an organization and a self-help program for women alcoholics. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics.



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