When You Need to Talk, Help is a Phone Call Away

When You Need to Talk, Help is a Phone Call Away

Dealing with the widespread coronavirus can be very stressful for all of us, but for those with substance abuse issues or are in recovery for addiction it can be a very trying time. 

For individuals who rely on counseling and support groups to help in their recovery, they may be experiencing a voice—many of these sessions are currently unavailable due to the precautions we are taking to mitigate COVID-19 spread. But what do you do if you still need ongoing help?  

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care sponsors a call center that offers free telephone peer support lines for New Jersey residents.  

young woman talking on phone for recovery services
Remember, you are not alone. Talking to others who have been through what you are dealing with can help, especially during this crisis. 
Here is the list of support lines:
  • New Jersey Peer Recovery: 8AM-8PM, on 3/26/20 the hours are being extended to 10PM for individuals with substance abuse problems or those in recovery needing support - 1-833-422-2765 
  • Vets4Warriors: 24/7 National Program for veterans who have served in wars- 1-855-838-8255 
  • Vet 2 Vet: any NJ veteran, 24/7 - 1-866-838-7654 
  • Mom2Mom: 8AM-8PM - mothers with special needs children -1-877-914-6662 
  • Care2Caregiver: family members who are caring for family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder - 8AM-8PM - 1-800-424-2494 
  • Cop2Cop: 24/7 law enforcement officers - 1-866-267-2267 
  • Worker 2Worker: 8AM-8PM - for DCP and P workers - 1-855-327-7482 
  • Aid NJEA:  school staff members and their families - Monday-Thursday 12PM-8PM, Fridays 12PM-6PM - 1-866-243-6532 
  • In The Roomsa free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues.