The Division of Public Health administers programs to address the problems of drug and alcohol abuse.
The Division of Public Health receives state funding to ensure the availability of treatment services, particularly for the indigent. Services include detoxification, inpatient and outpatient services, halfway house programs, and substance abuse education. Residents in need of these services should call (609) 645-5945 or (609) 645-5932 for referral and possible financial assistance.
Would you be interested in a substance abuse screening for yourself or a loved one?
Atlantic County residents can schedule an appointment, at no charge, for a confidential substance abuse screening. Atlantic County has access to all of the available assessment and substance abuse treatment programs.
Substance use disorders are treatable diseases. Call to schedule a screening today! (609) 645-5932
Further information and referrals are available.
Anyone convicted of "Driving Under the Influence" must attend a 12 hour or 48 hour Intoxicated Driver program conducted by the Division of Public Health. The program is court-mandated and in lieu of a jail term. The programs are held in the Shoreview Building, 101 Shore Road in Northfield. For more information call (609) 645-5932.
The Atlantic County Alliance oversees and provides advice and support to 18
Municipal Alliances, representing 22 municipalities within the county.
Municipal Alliances, through state funding, provide grass roots substance
abuse prevention programming within their communities. These programs
address needs identified by the community specifically for each municipality.
In Atlantic County, over 250 volunteers work within our municipalities
to administer, fund and/or run 164 substance abuse prevention programs.
To find out who your local Alliance Chairperson is, call the County Alliance
Coordinator at (609) 645-5932.