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Prevention Hub of Union County

For youth and families to thrive in a safe and healthy environment, communities must address the numerous risk factors that lead to the early use of alcohol and other drugs, often the first step on a path to addiction.

The statewide system of Prevention Hubs provides evidence-based prevention education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of our community, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, etc.

The Prevention Hub of Union County is hosted by Prevention Links and connects residents and professionals with prevention resources and services, building resilience in our local communities.

Union County Prevention Warmline

The Union County Prevention Warmline is a clear connection point to access both evidence-based prevention programs for youth and families, as well as information and referral for those in need of assistance with navigating local and state family support services being offered by the Prevention Hub and beyond. Trained staff are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to connect callers to local and state-level resources and other supportive services

To speak with a warmline staff member, call us at (732)-381-4100

This resource helpline is not a hotline. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

UCHH 365 24/7 PEER HOTLINE 

The Union County Helping Hands 365 Hotline (UCHH 365) is a clear connection point for individuals engaging in harmful substance use,  & their loves ones, to access addiction recovery and/or harm reduction support, as well as information and referrals for those in need of assistance with navigating addiction treatment and recovery support resources. Trained peer recovery specialists are available 24/7, seven days a week. No stigma, no shame, just support. Learn more 

To get help now, call our toll-free hotline 1-855-825-3275

If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

» Individual and Family PREVENTION Programs

Preventure

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use. PreVenture is designed to help at-risk youth ages 12-17 learn useful coping skills, set long term goals, and channel their personality towards achieving them. Learn More

CANNABIS EDUCATION

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is the most commonly used addictive drug after tobacco and alcohol. (1) We’re here to help educate our community with the most recent scientific data regarding cannabis use, and how cannabis use impacts our communities. Learn More

Over-the-Counter Medications 

It’s easy to forget about the unused pain killers sitting in your medicine cabinet after a dental procedure. But leaving these dangerous medications in your home when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. That is why there are safe disposal sites around Union County where you can get rid of your unused medications. Learn More

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed to support and strengthen families and their communication. Parents and children participate in Strengthening Families, both separately and together. Learn More

» Changing Systems to Promote Youth Wellness

PROMOTING SCREENING

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TOOLKITS 

We’ve curated and sourced numerous toolkits to keep our community members informed and educated on important prevention topics.

School Cannabis Policy Guidance

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Municipal Cannabis Policy Guidance

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» ADULT, YOUTH and Family ADDICTION Programs

RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTERS

Recovery Centers (RC’s) are supportive community gathering places for individuals in recovery or working towards recovery from harmful substance use.  Our RC’s offer numerous free supportive services including but not limited to: recovery coaching, mutual aid meetings, educational workshops, social activities and more. Learn More

FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

The Family Support Center (FSC) offers support, education, resources, and advocacy for those who have a loved one struggling with (or is in recovery from) addiction. The FSC offers both individual and group peer support to help individuals improve their quality of life and gain the skills necessary in coping with their loved one’s substance use. Learn More

Celebrating Families!™

The Celebrating Families!™ curriculum is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral support program for families in which one or both parents/caregivers have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Celebrating Families!™ works with every member of the family, ages 3 through adult, to strengthen recovery from alcohol and/or other drugs, break the cycle of addiction and increase successful family reunification. Learn More

CASE MANAGEMENT

Our team provides non-clinical case management and peer support to help individuals sustain long term recovery by increasing their recovery capital. The team assists with common obstacles related to recovery such as homelessness, incarceration, legal issues, employment, education, transportation, healthcare, documentation and more. Learn More

WORKFORCE & JOB TRAINING

Workforce Support provides support to individuals in recovery from or currently struggling with addiction to become gainfully employed in the careers of their choosing. Our team of case managers and peer recovery specialists help individuals with: career readiness, job coaching, job search, attaining industry-valued credentials, post-employment supports and more. Learn More

NU-D.A.Y. Youth Alternative peer group

The Northeastern United for Drug Affected Youth (NU-D.A.Y.) Alternative Peer Group (APG) program provides holistic support for teens struggling with harmful substance use. The APG model is designed to address the emotional, psychological, spiritual and social needs of teens struggling with substance use disorders both individually and in their families through: mentorship, counseling, psychosocial education, self-help meetings and social activities. Learn More

RECOVERY HIGH SCHOOL

The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength & Hope Recovery High School, launched in 2014, is New Jersey’s first public recovery high school. The Recovery High School provides teens in recovery or currently struggling with substance use disorder with a safe & supportive environment where education and addiction recovery go hand in hand. Learn More

This project was supported by SABG Covid Supplement Grant TI083538 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).