Where Can I Go For Prescription Drug Help?

If the misuse of prescription drugs is affecting you, a friend or a family member, it’s critical to seek help right away. In the case of an emergency, please call or text 9-1-1. For other addiction-related services, chat with us online or dial 1-844-ReachNJ (1-844-732-2465).

What Should I Do In The Event Of A Medical Emergency?

If you or a loved one requires immediate medical assistance, call or text 9-1-1. Since New Jersey is a Good Samaritan State, you cannot be prosecuted for seeking help, and you may receive immunity from arrest if you help save a life by calling 911 to report an overdose.

What Are The Warning Signs Of A Drug Overdose?

Prescription drug overdoses occur when a person ingests more than the medically recommended dosage of a prescription drug, causing severe side effects. Learning the warning signs and acting quickly may save the life of someone experiencing a drug overdose. Depending on the specific drug used, overdose symptoms may vary. Call 911 if someone you know exhibits one or more of the following signs and symptoms or experiences other life-threatening side effects:

Depressant Overdose
(e.g., opioids, benzodiazepines, sleep
medications and barbiturates, and alcohol)
  • Shallow or absent breathing
  • Snoring or gurgling sounds
  • Blue lips or fingertips
  • Limp arms and legs
  • No response to stimulus
  • Disorientation
  • Unconsciousness
Stimulant Overdose
(e.g., amphetamines, stimulants, and cocaine)
  • Chest pain
  • Disorientation and/or confusion
  • Severe headache
  • Seizures
  • High temperature
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Agitation and paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Unconsciousness

What Other Addiction-Related Services Are Available In NJ?

If you or someone you love shows signs of drug abuse, including – but not limited to – sudden weight loss or weight gain, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, shakes, tremors, impaired coordination or dilated or constricted pupils, reach out to 1-844-ReachNJ (1-844-732-2465).
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the ReachNJ helpline provides an individualized assessment of your specific needs, connecting you with someone who cares about you and your current situation and is knowledgeable about available NJ resources. The services provided by the helpline are free, confidential and multilingual.
For further help, NJ licensed addiction treatment centers are located throughout the state to aid those afflicted with prescription drug addiction. Discover both inpatient and outpatient treatment center locations near you by reviewing the map or calling 1-844-ReachNJ (1-844-732-2465). Alternatively, you can search for recovery centers and support groups for more information on NJ resources.