We are a coalition of people who care about preventing and reducing substance use impacting Essex County communities, families, and individuals throughout their lifespan. We are a unique coalition in terms of our members and the diverse community that we serve.

Our members include youth, parents, educators, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, government representatives, substance abuse professionals, healthcare professionals, youth-serving professionals, business professionals, media professionals, and other concerned residents and professionals.


We focus on preventing and reducing:

  • Underage Drinking
  • Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medication Misuse and Abuse
  • Youth Vaping and Tobacco Use
  • Youth Marijuana Use

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Phone or Text: 988
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 / 7 /365.


Phone: (844) 732-2465
A central call-in line for New Jersey residents who are looking for help with a substance use disorder (SUD).


Phone: (877) 652-7624
A family-centered, community-focused single point of entry for New Jersey’s eligible children and families to obtain available behavioral health, substance use treatment, and developmental disability services.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations

Drop It in the Box -- Project Medicine Drop

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