Addiction Services

Gloucester County Proud to Be Stigma-FreeThe Gloucester County Division of Addiction Services coordinates services for adults and adolescents seeking help for substance use issues. Addiction Services may include:

  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • 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.

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:

  • Education
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Faith-based
  • Hospitals
  • Human services
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-profits
  • 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.

Holiday Tips for Families of Substance Users and Those in Recovery

For many families, the holidays can be a time of tension, strife, and overindulgent behavior.  This stress can be particularly severe for families of active substance users or individuals in recovery.  For these families, the thought of managing substance abuse issues while maintaining peace and unity can be overwhelming - and mishandling these issues can lead to further estrangement from the substance user or a relapse for the recovering person.

Gloucester County Addictions Task Force Holiday Brochure contains tips and resources to help families and individuals navigate the holidays.

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