Community-based Substance Abuse Prevention

The Brick Municipal Anti-Drug Coalition (BMAC) is a municipally supported, grant funded organization whose mission is to provide substance abuse prevention programs and services for the community. It is a grass-roots effort led by a group of volunteers representing organizations and key stakeholders empowered to initiate community level change. With funding provided by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse along with sponsorships and donations, BMAC’s efforts will be focused on reducing prescription medication misuse, particularly opiates, which is fueling the heroin crisis in our area.  Former Chief Bergquist of the Brick Township Police Department summarized it best at the first BMAC meeting when he said “The Police Department is really good at arresting these people. What we’re not so good at is turning off the flow of new users coming in and I think that should be our focus.”BMAC meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm in Town Hall.  All are welcome.  Please check the calendar on this website for meeting dates.

RESOURCES 

 

  • Alcohol Resources
  • Drug Abuse Resources
  • Suicide Prevention Resources
  • Family and Individual Therapy Resources
  • Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
    888-4AL-ANON or 757-563-1600
    www.al-anon.alateen.org
    Information and educational materials

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), North Jersey Intergroup
    800-245-1377
    www.nnjaa.org
    Listing of support groups for 12-step program

    New Jersey Al-Anon/AlaTeen
    973-744-8686 (North Jersey)
    856-547-0855 (South Jersey)
    www.nj-al-anon.org
    Information, educational materials and meetings

    The Cool Spot
    www.thecoolspot.gov
    Provides information about underage drinking and alcohol problems

    CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties
    732-240-6100/609-693-5834
    www.contactocean.org
    24 hour crisis hotline

     New Hope Foundation
    732-946-3030
    www.newhopefoundation.org
    Inpatient & outpatient care, detoxification, and counseling

    Ocean County Health Department Drug & Alcohol Unit
    732-341-9700, ext. 7535
    www.ochd.org
    Referrals, listing of AA meetings
    Addiction Hotline of New Jersey
    1-800-238-2333
    Referrals

    Ocean’s Harbor House
    732-929-0660 or 732-240-3638
    www.oceansharborhouse.org
    Counseling and referrals, prevention programs

  • Catholic Charities
    Partners in Recovery Program
    732-244-8259
    www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org
    Intensive outpatient program for adolescents ages 13 through 17 who have substance abuse and/or school issues.

    Contact of Ocean and Monmouth Counties
    732-240-6100/609-693-5834
    www.contactocean.org
    24-hour Crisis hotline

    Jersey Shore Addiction Services
    732-988-8877
    www.jsashc.org
    Counseling and outpatient care

    Nar-Anon
    800-992-0401
    609-371-8848(Carol)
    856-848-8715(Barry)
    www.naranonofnj.org
    Family group, for someone who knows or known a feeling of desperation concerning an addiction problem of someone very near to them.

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Helpline
    899-992-0401
    www.nanj.org
    Community based association for recovering drug addicts providing weekly meetings.

    New Hope Foundation
    732-946-3030
    www.newhopefoundation.org
    Detoxification, inpatient and outpatient services

    Ocean County Health Department Drug and Alcohol Abuse Unit
    732-341-9700, ext. 7535
    800-342-9738
    www.ochd.org
    Information and referrals

     Ocean’s Harbor House
    732-929-0660 or 732-240-3638
    www.oceansharborhouse.org
    Prevention and intervention

    Ocean Mental Health
    732-349-5550
    www.oceanmhs.org
    Turnaround program offers substance abuse services for ages 12 to 25

    NJ Connect for Recovery

    855-652-3737
    www.njconnectforrecovery.org
    Assistance and resources for people struggling with opiate abuse.

    Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ
    732-367-9080
    www.preferredbehavioral.org
    Counseling and treatment, relapse prevention

    Preferred Behavioral Riptide IOP
    732-367-1710
    www.preferredbehavioral.org
    Intensive outpatient treatment for teens, ages 13-18

  • New Jersey Suicide Hotline
    1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    Contact’s Suicide Hotline
    732-240-6100/609-693-5384
    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    24 Hour Crisis Hotline

    Family Crisis Intervention Unit
    732-281-0822
    www.co.ocean.nj.us
    Immediate intervention

    National Suicide Hotline
    1-800-273-8255
    Ocean Mental Health Services
    732-349-5550
    www.oceanmhs.org
    Crisis intervention

    Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services
    732-886-4474
    Psychiatric evaluation and assessments

     Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ
    1-888-367-9080
    www.preferredbehavioral.org
    Individual group and family therapy

    Survivors of Suicide Group (Kimball)
    732-886-4475
    Support Group for survivors of suicide

  • Catholic Charities
    609-394-3202 or 800-360-7711
    www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org
    Therapy and counseling communication skills

    CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties
    732-240-6100/609-693-5834
    24 hour crisis hotline

    Seashore Family Services
    732-244-1600 pr 732-920-2700
    www.sfnj.org
    Counseling available

    Ocean’s Harbor House
    732-929-0660
    www.oceansharborhouse.org
    Family, individual and group therapy

    Ocean Mental Health
    732-349-5550
    www.oceanmhs.org
    Family Focus program provides intensive on-site outpatient therapy to individuals and families.

    Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ
    1-888-367-9080
    www.preferredbehavioral.org
    Individual group and family therapy

    St. Barnabas Behavioral Health Center
    732-914-1688
    www.barnabashealth.org
    Family counseling