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Information and resources for families of substance users and those in recovery available

Information and resources for families of substance users and those in recovery available 

(Woodbury, NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson said today that the Gloucester County Office of Addiction Services has information and staff available to help provide tips and resources to help those facing addiction, those and recovery, and their impacted family members through the holiday season. 

Director Damminger said, "The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many, and those facing addition or in recovery have to deal with circumstances that many others do not realize.  The County's Addition Task Force and the Office of Addition Services has worked to put together very realistic tips and resources for those who need it." 

Freeholder Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “This is a time of year when we need to offer as much guidance and assistance as possible to those in recovery and those with addictions. The County has resources and referrals to offer, often times it is just a matter of someone making a phone call for help.” 

Jefferson said, “Addiction is not a single-user issue, it impacts the entire family, so we have also provided guides and information for family members who are working through addiction or recovery to help them through this season.”  

In addition to helpful tips, information about the Gloucester County Office of Addiction Services, Referral For Substance Abuse Detox and Treatment Services, NJ Addiction Services Hotline, Gloucester County Municipal Alliance, NJ Connect for Recovery Hotline, Southern NJ Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous of NJ, Gloucester County Mental Health Board and the NJ Hopeline 24/7 are included in the brochure.  

To view a copy of this brochure online visit http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=10480 or call the Gloucester County Office of Addiction Services at (856) 384-6886.
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