If you or someone you know is struggling, Rutgers has a wide range of clinical services. Whether you are looking for immediate support, specialized services, or programming in your community, Rutgers is here to help. When you find help through Rutgers, you are linked to a network of clinicians who are connected to our world-class research, providing access to cutting edge and evidence-based services.

UBHC Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Hotline

The UBHC Interim Managing Entity (IME) Addictions Access Center is designed to assure effective access to treatment for New Jersey residents who seek treatment for substance use issues. An individual who calls the program’s toll-free number for a referral to treatment will be provided with assistance and support on a 24/7/365 basis. Persons calling the call center will be screened and referred to an addiction treatment provider suitable to provide the right level of care, at the right intensity of service, for the right duration of time to meet their needs. Staff will further help those seeking treatment navigate the barriers they may encounter in the substance abuse treatment network. Call 844-276-2777, the toll-free number 24/7/365 for a referral to addiction treatment.

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Rutgers Center for Recovery and Wellbeing

The new Rutgers Center for Recovery and Wellbeing aims to provide comprehensive, holistic and integrated diagnostic and clinical care to individuals and their families who are affected by substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. This free-standing center in Plainfield, NJ will soon be offering medically monitored intensive inpatient services, short-term residential care, intensive outpatient services, and outpatient services to include individual, group, and family counseling.

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UBHC Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SATS) Intensive Outpatient Services: New Brunswick

The Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SATS) IOP provides evidenced based (Matrix Model, DBT, Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, SMART Recovery) intensive outpatient treatment for individuals with addictions, including opioid, alcohol dependence and other substances. Treatment includes 3 hours of groups three times a week, weekly individual therapy, and medication management with Suboxone and Vivitrol and other neuroleptics for co-occurring disorders. To make a referral Call (800) 969-5300.

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Intensive Recovery Treatment Support Program at Rutgers UBHC

Serving individuals diagnosed with Opioid and Substance Use Disorders who are incarcerated in one of the State of New Jersey prisons. Individuals are engaged up to six months pre-release from incarceration. The IRTS model uses a team approach with an interdisciplinary staff to include Peer Navigators, Case Managers, Physician/qualified physician extender, Registered Nurse and a Program Coordinator who assist individuals to access medication assisted treatment and other recovery services necessary to support wellness and successful community re-integration. All referrals are made through the NJ Department of Corrections. For more information, please call (732) 235 – 5000.

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Rutgers UBHC – NJ Parole Board Partnership

As an outcome of the New Jersey Earn Your Way Out Act, signed in January 2020, law P.L. 2019, c. 364, an anticipated increase of returning citizens to parole supervision will be experienced through a new administrative parole release process. In partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC) these individuals will be offered peer recovery support by individuals in recovery who exemplify their own recovery successes. The program services will close the gap between SUD/OUD needs and the supervised offender, prompting the perception that successful recovery and community reintegration are achievable with the added assistance of peer recovery support. The program will address illicit opioid use, stimulants, or other substances of abuse in the NJ supervised offender population by providing wrap-around services to its clients with an emphasis on strengthening the relationship between each client and their respective Peer Health Navigator (PHN) and Parole Officer from the outset. The goal is to reduce recidivism of this cohort — adult parolees with a history of SUD/OUD. All referrals are made through the NJ Parole Board. For information: (732) 235-5000.

Services for Rutgers Students

Rutgers-New Brunswick Student Health Counseling Services

Counseling services are offered to Rutgers students through Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Students with concerns about alcohol or drug use, either their own or that of someone they are close to, are encouraged to call 848-932-7884 and talk with an Alcohol/Drug Counselor.

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Rutgers Recovery Housing

The Rutgers Recovery House, a 12-month, on-campus housing option for Rutgers students, offers students the opportunity to have a fulfilling residential college experience living within a supportive community with other students in recovery. Contact ADAP Recovery Counselor Keith Murphy at 848-229-4762 for more information; call 848-932-7884 to speak to other ADAP counselors; or email us at recoveryhouse@rutgers.edu.

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Rutgers-Newark Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program

The Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is designed to provide you with a space that is safe and confidential to explore your relationship with drugs or alcohol. Our services are free and we can discuss your own drinking or drug use, your concern about a friend’s misuse, or drug or alcohol use in your family. We have skilled clinicians and a supportive community to help you! Contact run4recovery@rutgers.edu or (973) 353-5805 to learn more.

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Addiction Programming

RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

The RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR) provides substance use disorder prevention programs, nicotine and tobacco treatment and innovative recovery support and social care services, taking a systems change approach to address social determinants of health and enhance care delivery systems throughout New Jersey. IFPR is the largest provider of hospital-based peer recovery support services in the United States and the largest provider of free tobacco and nicotine treatment services in New Jersey. To learn more about the Institute for Prevention and Recovery programs and services, please call (833) 233- IFPR (4377) or visit rwjbh.org/preventionandrecovery.

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Northern New Jersey Medication-Assisted Treatment Center of Excellence CARE Center, Addiction Medicine Clinic

Using evidence-based practices, this low- barrier outpatient treatment center works with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders (SUD), providing patient navigation, behavioral health care, and referrals to additional support services for all patients. They work with insured and uninsured patients, meeting patients where they are in their recovery journey. To get connected to treatment, call 973-972-2977.

UBHC School Based Programs

Rutgers UBHC provides drug/alcohol prevention services, psychiatric consultation, staff development workshops and consultation, along with other services to schools across New Jersey to create healthy environments for learning. Contact Sonia Rodrigues-Marto (732-235-5742; sonia.marto@rutgers.edu) about establishing a partnership with the Rutgers UBHC School Based programs team.

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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers, and a large safety net hospital with extensive addiction medicine and behavioral health service lines. Their Addiction Treatment Unit provides hospital-based medical withdrawal management on a specialized ward that provides individualized care for patients with opioid, alcohol or benzodiazepine dependencies. Their unit completes approximately 5000 withdrawal management admissions per year. Their clinical areas of interest include methods for buprenorphine induction in the fentanyl era, and approaches that foster uptake of opioid agonist treatments and connection with aftercare resources. Contact Anthony Accurso (aaccurso@newbridgehealth.org) about working with the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.

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Services for Those Supporting Someone with an Addiction

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Center for Psychological Services

Are you supporting someone you care about who you think may be experiencing issues with substance use? The GSAPP Clinic is here to help. Because GSAPP is part of a major research university, their faculty, supervisors, and student therapists employ the latest and most helpful methods of therapy. They serve as a resource for those navigating difficult life situations and provide services to members of the public on a short- and long-term basis and with sliding scale payment options. Call (848) 445-6111 to learn more and get connected with a provider.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Our State Partners are here to help

Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services

The Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services has put together an Addiction Services Treatment Directory to support you in locating services, programs and providers in the state of New Jersey across a variety of specialties.

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New Jersey Prevention Network

The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) brings professionals together through focused networks and training opportunities supporting prevention, treatment and recovery support programs offered throughout New Jersey. They have developed a tool to assist you with finding peer support providers across New Jersey.

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New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (NJCARES)

NJCARES developed an innovative prosecutor-led program known as Operation Helping Hand (OHH). Through OHH, law enforcement actively links individuals with substance use disorder to treatment and/or recovery services. NJCARES regularly partners with public and private entities, e.g., mental health and substance use advocates, institutions of higher education, medical providers, public health officials, court officials, and medical licensing bodies to improve access to treatment.

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Veteran’s Affairs – New Jersey

If you are a veteran struggling with issues like addiction, PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, the VA New Jersey Healthcare System offers counseling and other support at clinics across the state. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

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Let’s Collaborate

Are you a researcher looking to collaborate with one of the service providers at Rutgers listed above? If so, please fill out this Researcher Intake Form to be connected with a relevant provider.