New Jersey recognizes that untreated substance abuse and mental illness have a significant fiscal and human impact on government, individuals and families. The Council annually submits a Comprehensive Statewide Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan, inclusive of a state government component, to the governor and the state legislature.
The Plan is to include recommended allocations to state departments, local governments, agencies and service providers of all state and federal funds for alcoholism and drug abuse treatment, prevention, research, evaluation, education and public awareness. It is also to incorporate and unify all state, county, local and private alcoholism and drug abuse initiatives as well as include an emphasis on prevention, community awareness, and family and youth services.
Please see Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) Notice of Proposal for readoption of regulations, posted for public comment. The public comment period is July 7, 2014 through September 5, 2014. Comments can be provided via email or snail mail. Please see Notice of Proposal document for details. Please also see Notice of Correction document pertaining to the posting in New Jersey Registry.