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Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
New Jersey Helps
NJ Addictions Hotline - 1-844-276-2777
New Jersey Hopeline (1-855-NJ-HOPELINE)
New Jersey Mental Health Cares Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
NJ Family Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for America's young people, with research indicating that the average age of first use of alcohol is now 11 years old. It's especially concerning when the research further indicates that young people in New Jersey appear to be experimenting with alcohol at a rate above that reported nationally. Approximately 407,000 underage youth in New Jersey drink each year.

DMHAS provides annual funding to the New Jersey Prevention Network to oversee and coordinate the statewide Childhood Drinking (CD) Coalition. The CD Coalition aims to initiate a comprehensive strategy to prevent underage drinking. Each county in New Jersey also hosts a countywide CD Coalition to address the local issues related to underage drinking. Advocacy efforts and parents and youth programs are provided.

 
 
 
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