Substance Abuse

The purpose of this site is to provide local resources to those members of our community who are or know someone, that is struggling with a substance abuse disorder. The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services promotes the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and supports the recovery of individuals and their families affected by addiction.

Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Alcohol is a primary factor in the four leading causes of death for young persons ages 10-21. The typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18. Please support efforts to increase community awareness and support for individuals and families coping with the disease of alcoholism. Let us provide Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

The Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) 

is an established committee that meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 2:30 PM at the Department of Human Services. According to our program requirements, LACADA meets five times a year. The designated meeting months include January, March, May, September, and November.

The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) (focus on mental health issues) and the Professional Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PACADA)

 have merged together in 2018 to mirror efforts on the state level to integrate behavioral health treatment. PAC/PACADA was combined for the purpose of collaborative efforts and better networking and outreach in the community.  (PACADA) is an established committee that meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Department of Human Services.

County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS)

 is a subcommittee of LACADA, the Local Advisory on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  The purpose: oversite of matters relating directly to the County Municipal Alliances.  Five Municipal Alliance Clusters, composed by grouping municipalities according to high school sending districts, present a comprehensive spending plan for State allocated funds.  CASS approves spending plans developed by the Clusters for recommendation to the Council Review Team (GCADA).  CASS members hold a variety of responsibilities such as review and make recommendations regarding Municipal Alliance Proposals for the expenditure of Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction Fund (DEDR) funds, contribution of the implementation and development of the Annual Plan and vote on meeting minutes, grant plans, updates, budget modifications, Chairperson, Vice-Chair and other matters that would require a vote from member.