National Institute of Drug Abuse
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children's Aid and Family Services, is a recognized leader in community and school-based education programs about alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Founded in 1979, The Center provides extensive resources, information, expertise and support in understanding and preventing alcohol and drug abuse and advocates for responsive prevention and treatment services. The Center offers evidence-based programs to communities and schools, as well as a full-service resource and referral center. The Center has programs, services and workshops for people of all ages to strengthen families and promote healthy lifestyles. The Center is the official Prevention Resource Center for Bergen County and towns East of the Passaic River in Passaic County.

Resource Center

SPARC provides outreach to engage caregivers and other community members to become educated and involved with our youth to prevent substance abuse.   Through education and support we will encourage our children to make better choices to build a drug free community.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Locator:
1‐800‐662‐HELP (4357)    
1‐800‐487‐4899 (TTY)

Alcohol Treatment Navigator:

Finding Quality Treatment (Printable PDF Guide)

sub·stance a·buse
noun: substance abuse;

Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
The mission of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is, simply, to 'unsell' drugs to the people of New Jersey - especially our young people.

Keeping Student-Athletes Safe

Educational Fact Sheet PDF

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

For over 70 years, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with alcoholism and addiction.

NCADD believes that all people suffering from alcoholism and addiction deserve the chance to be helped. If you are concerned about your own alcohol or other drug use or that of someone you care about – a child, relative, friend or co-worker – please contact us. Confronting alcohol and drug problems is difficult, but can be an important first step toward recovery and the chance for a healthier and more productive life.


National Institute of Drug Abuse
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.