The Gloucester County Division of Addiction Services coordinates services for adults and adolescents seeking help for substance use issues. Addiction Services may include:
- Treatment - Detox, Residential, Outpatient, Halfway House
- Recovery Support - Medication-Assisted Treatment, Sober Living
Must be a Gloucester County resident, and for many services, meet income eligibility guidelines.
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, please contact Robert Bamford, Gloucester County Drug & 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 Naloxone Trainings
Gloucester County Human & Special Services, in collaboration with Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Living Proof Recovery Center at Rowan College of South Jersey, are providing FREE Naloxone nasal spray kits along with a free training. For more information, see the flyer below. To register for a Free Training, Click Here
Wellness on Wheels
The Gloucester County Division of Human and Special Services recently received funding from NJ-DMHAS to purchase and outfit a mobile outreach unit. “Wellness on Wheels” will be bring valuable Mental Health and Substance Use outreach into the communities of Gloucester County. The van is equipped with Naloxone, Deterra Drug Disposal bags, resource and referral information, and much more. Look for us at community events and public spaces throughout the county. For more information, call 856-384-6885.
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