Support Groups

Are you ready to LET GO?

What is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

How A.A. really works…

People have rarely failed while on the journey through Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves fully to this program – usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest or true to themselves. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.

Our stories tell us what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like today.

If you have decided that you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it – then you are ready to join A.A. You will find that there is a solution to your problem and that A.A. does ultimately work.

You may think there is an easier way out there. But there is not. You must be fearless and thorough every step of the way. When we try to hold on to our old selves, we will never make any progress. We must let go completely.

We cannot deal with alcohol by ourselves. It is just too much for us. But there is someone who has all the power – that someone is God. May you find Him TODAY.

What is Al-Anon?

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

What is NA?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. The mission of NA is to give every addict in the world the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.

What is Nar-Anon?

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction.

As a twelve-step program – we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope.

We carry the message of hope by letting others know that they are not alone; by practicing the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon; and by changing your attitudes.

We will respect your anonymity.

Our program is not a religious one, but a spiritual way of life.

The above mission statements have been extracted from their respective organizations.

Narcotics Anonymous
800-992-0401
NJ Meetings & Info: 732-933-0462
www.na.org

Northern NJ InterGroup
908-687-8566
800-245-1377
www.nnja.org

New Jersey Nar-Anon Family Groups 
NJ Hotline: 877-424-4491 or 800-238-2333
www.naranonofnj.org
Map of NJ Meetings: 
www.naranonofnj.org/map

Alcoholics Anonymous
800-245-1377
www.aa.org

InterGroup (AA Meeting Lists)
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Nar-Anon Family Groups (Family Recovery)
www.nar-anon.org

Central Jersey InterGroup
609-298-7795
www.centraljerseyintergroup.org

South Jersey InterGroup
866-920-1212
info@aasj.org
www.aasj.org

Parent to Parent 
856-983-3328
p2p@raproom.org
http://www.parent2parentnj.org

Online InterGroup 
http://aa-intergroup.org

Al-Anon/Alateen 
800-344-2666
www.al-anon.alateen.org

AL-Anon South Jersey Information Service (SJIS)
856-547-0855
sjis@verizon.net
www.southjerseyal-anon.org

Adult Children of Alcoholics 
310-534-1815
www.adultchildren.org

National Association of Children of Alcoholics 
888-554-2627
www.nacoa.org

Cocaine Anonymous
800-347-8998
www.ca.org

Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention 
Robert Goldschlag, JD, CCM (DART Coalition)
732-886-4841
732-914-3815
www.instituteforprevention.com

New Hope Foundation Counseling 
Matthew Mantone, CADC
848-448-1635
www.lighthousecounselingservices.com

Sunrise Detox 
(Ryan Singer: Cell 732-674-5583)
Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ
888-44-DETOX

Stephen L. Willis 
Willis & Gresek Counselors at Law
Toms River, NJ
732-557-0113
http://www.willisandgresek.com

Monmouth County Mental Health 
Barry W Johnson, M.P.A.
Director
Monmouth Mental Health Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 3000
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
732-431-6451
www.visitmonmouth.com

Douglas S. Collier
NJ Drug Initiative Coordinator
Attorney General Office
Division Consumer Affairs
973-504-6376

Sam Maybruch 
Arbus, Maybruch & Goode
Hazlet, NJ 07030
732-888-0002
www.arbusmaybruch.com