The Gloucester County Division of Addiction Services coordinates services for adults and adolescents seeking help for substance use issues. Addiction Services may include:
- Recovery - halfway house, medication-assisted treatment, sober living
- Treatment - detox, residential, outpatient
Must be a Gloucester County resident, and for many services, meet income eligibility guidelines.
Gloucester County Candlelight Memorial Vigil
The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Gloucester County Division of Human & Special Services are hosting the 7th Annual Candlelight Memorial Vigil on Tuesday August 30, 2022, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. This somber event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends, and remember those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose.
The vigil will be held rain or shine at James Atkinson Park, 138 Bethel Mill Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080. Resources available beginning at 7pm, the vigil program begins at dusk. Seating is limited, bringing your own chair or blanket is recommended. CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be followed.
if you have a family member or friend that you would like to commemorate in this ceremony, please return the form below, along with a photo to Bob Munson. if you have any questions call 856-384-6929.
Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Gloucester County Division of Addiction Services also oversees the Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA); and it’s two subcommittees - the Provider’s Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (PACADA) and the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS). The LACADA is a volunteer board, whose members are appointed by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Commissioners.
For more information, contact Judy Tobia-Johnson, Gloucester County Drug and Alcohol Director.
Gloucester County Addictions Task Force
The Gloucester County Addictions Task Force consists of members representing:
- Emergency medical services (EMS)
- Human services
- Law enforcement
- Public health
It also includes individuals in recovery, people who have lost loved ones to addiction, and concerned community members. The mission of the Addictions Task Force is to increase awareness of drug addictions and its effects on our community and to promote and support existing programs for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from addiction.
Free Narcan Trainings
The Gloucester County Department of Human Services has partnered with Urban Treatment Associates to host free information and training sessions about the life-saving drug Narcan. Currently, due to public health emergency, the trainings are being held virtually. Registration is required. Participants will receive their free Narcan kit in the mail. See flyer below for schedule and registration information.
Gloucester County Municipal Alliance
The New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) provides funding for township initiatives for the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. Community resident volunteers support prevention efforts and are appointed by the mayors. Currently, 23 of the 24 municipalities in Gloucester County participate. Under guidelines, Municipal Alliances plan and implement prevention programs to meet their community needs.
For more information please contact Mary Beth Monroe, Gloucester County Municipal Alliance Coordinator.
Tobacco Control & Enforcement
The New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act became law on April 15, 2006. This law prohibits smoking in all indoor spaces and workplaces. This includes bars, restaurants, offices, sports facilities, bowling alleys, shopping malls, stores and private clubs. This also includes electronic smoking devices. The only exemptions to this law are private homes and autos.
Additionally, as of November 1, 2017 the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic smoking devices is 21.
To report suspected violations of either of these laws, call 856-384-6929, or email Robert Bamford