•  Addiction hotlines & web page information

    Resource List  (this will bring you to the Ocean County Dept. of Health, however, many of the resources are state-wide).
    pill identifier   This website allows you to identify pills (either through color, imprint or shape) and offers information regarding interactions and a variety of information for both OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription drugs.
    recall report Reporting on the latest dangerous drugs and products to keep your family safe.
    www.njtvonline.org/addiction/   News, upcoming events and many resources for NJ regarding addiction.
    1 844 REACH NJ ( 1 844 732 2465) or www.reachnj.gov  Helpline with addiction and support/resources for families and parents.

    Resources and Links

    Self-help information:


    www.nj-al-anon.org  Locations for al-anon  meetings

    www.alateen.org  Locations for alateen meetings

    www.nanj.org Locations for narcotics anonymous meetings


    Information about bullying:


    Social Media Cyber-bullying: Online Safety and Security Tips for Children, Teens and Young Adults


    www.cyberbullying.org  Information about cyberbullying

    www.wiredsafety.org  Information on cyberbullying and the internet for parents,
    kids, educators, etc.

    www.cyberbullying.us  Information for parents’

    www.njbullying.org  New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention

    www.mindoh.com  Information for cyberbullying prevention tips
    www.cyberbullying.ca  Information for prevention tips and facts
    http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/   The guide below brings awareness to numerous types of bullying and who may be targeted, while also providing guidance to students, parents, educators and school professionals on how to prevent and stop this debilitating public aggression. Special attention is given to cyberbullying, an ever-growing issue for today’s generation.
    https://usinsuranceagents.com/rates-tips-resources-bullying Bullying in the U.S.-rates, tips and resources.


    Internet/Digital safety:


    www.safeteens.com  Information for parents’ and teens

    www.i-safe.org  Information for parents' and teens

    www.safekids.com  Family guide to making the internet and technology safe,
    fun and productive
    www.pointsmartclicksafe.org  Information for parents' to help their children use
    the web safely

    www.microsoft.com/protect/family  Information for parents' about internet safety

    Digital Safety:  staying safe online


    Drug prevention information:
    http://powertotheparent.org Another resource for information about drugs and alcohol.  Contains a tab called "Hidden in Plain Sight" which is an interactive site to explore a bedroom and look for clues about drug use and explians how/why those items are used.
    https://www.teenrehabcenter.org/   Provides parents with the best resources on drugs and alcohol
    https://www.drugrehab.com/   A substance abuse guide for parents 
    https://addictionresource.com/ Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse and to provide support to their loved ones.
    How to connect with your teen and effectively handle challenging conversations  Info about OTC medicines
    www.the20minuteguide.com  An online resource for any parent or guaridan who is concerned about their child who is using substances or engaging in other risky behaviors.   
    http://www.streetdrugs.org  Drug Identification Guide
    www.americanmedicinechest.com     A resource for information on prevention of prescription drug-abuse.

    www.dpna.org  Drug prevention network of America, for parents

    www.drugfree.org  Partnership for a drug free America, for parents and teens

    www.nida.nih.gov  National Institute of Drug Abuse, information for parents and teens

    www.inhalants.org  National inhalant prevention coalition for parents and teens

    www.abovetheinfluence.org  Information about peer pressure and prevention of abuse

    www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts  NIDA facts on drugs abuse & addiction

    http://www.familyworksinc.com  SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health
    Services Administration) self-administered computer-based program for parents
    and children (ages 9-18) to learn skills for combating risk factors for substance use
    and abuse.  Also available in Spanish.
    www.fivemoms.com  part of the StopMedicineAbuse.org effort
    http://www.samhsa.gov  SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
    http://www.rwjf.org  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a
    national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted
    to improving health and health care of all Americans.
    http://www.parentingteens.com  Organized articles by topic:  teen health;
    education; troubled teens; teen drug abuse; tips for parenting teens; and other
    teen issues.  All of the articles featured on this site have been written by parents
    that have gained experience by raising teens of their own.
     www.thepowerofparents.org   Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance have launched "The Power of Parents, It's Your Influence by MADD(™)" to give parents of high school students the communication tools they need to stop teen alcohol use. There are resources available for parents' of elementary, middle school, high school and college aged students'. 
    www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.drugfreenj.org  The Partnership for a Drug Free NJ
    www.asklistenlearn.com  Ask, Listen and Learn has a tab for parents with many resources.
    http://www.drugdangers.com  Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
    www.centurycouncil.org Additional resources
    http://www.chpa-info.org  Information about over the counter (OTC) medications
     http://talknownj.com/  must-watch video for all parents. Four mothers share their personal journeys in dealing with children who tragically battled opiate addiction.
    www.knowaddiction.nj.gov  Addiction Does Not Discriminate:  Website offers hotlines, helplines, resources, prevention resources, advocacy, understanding addictions, treatment resources and recovery support services
    http://www.acde.org American Council for Drug Education, an affiliate of Phoenix House, signs and symptoms of substance abuse and other important and useful information.
    http://www.rxdangers.com  Recent Information and Statistics on Defective Drugs & Medical Devices
    The Recovery Village Personalized Addiction Treatment for adolescents and adults with locations in Florida, Colorado and Washington.

    Information about alcohol:


    www.niaaa.nih.gov  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism for parents

    www.stopalcoholabuse.gov  Information for parents about underage drinking

    www.thepowerofparents.org  a new web resource by MADD (Mothers Against
    Drunk Driving).
    http://www.addictioncenter.com Addiction Center is the comprehensive addiction information hub.  Provides information to the dangers of abusing alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs and more.  The site reviews treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you and your loved ones the best cahnce of a successful recovery.

    Information about tolerance:

    www.tolerance.org    Information to promote tolerance for educators, parents &

    E-Cigarettes information:

    http://www.stillblowingsmoke.org Information about health, kids and big tobacco.  Click on the words in color (health, kids, big tobacco and wake up) for more information on the site.
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaMgWUBPeHY  short (45 second) video about e-cigarettes

    Information about quitting smoking:

    Guide to quitting smoking:  Very informative and useful website.

    www.lungusa.org  American lung association for parents & teens


    www.tobaccofreekids.org  Information for the prevention of smoking for parents &
    www.quitnet.com  Offers practical tips for quitting smoking.


    Monmouth County Resources for mental health:

    Monmouth_County.pdf  Phone numbers of resources in Monmouth County
    Information for Parents:
    http://powertotheparent.org  Another resource with information about drugs and alcohol.  Interactive site with a tab called "Hidden in Plain Sight."  Lets you explore a bedroom and look for clues that may indicate drug use and explains how/why items are used.
    http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov  This is an underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers and their 9-13 year old children.
    http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com  This DEA(Drug Enforcement Agency) program is a resource for parents about prescription drugs.
    www.pact360.org  The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Launches Innovative Community Education Website Educating Parents and Teens About the Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol
    www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/  Information for high school parents' and students' as well as college aged students' and their parents'.  Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
    http://www.quitalcohol.com/dangers-of-drinking-and-driving.html  More information for parents, adults and young adults.
    www.factsontap.org/  Prevention initiatives for high school and college students and their parents'.
    www.http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/learn/helpline?tr=y&auid=9922216  Parents Toll-Free Helpline is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking. Helpline phone number is 1-855-DRUGFREE (1 855 378 4373).  Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
    http://www.grasphelp.org  Monmouth County GRASP (Grief After A substance Passing) Chapter:  Contact:  Abby Boxman.
    aboxman@optimum.net    Location:  Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Center, Conference Room B, Centra State Medical Center, 901 Main Street, Freehold, NJ  
    www.parentteenmatters.org   Find answers to your questions, check out the latest research, follow the action steps and sign up for your monthly newsletter.
    http://www.drugtreatmentcenterfinder.com webpage to assist you in looking for substance abuse treatment centers in the U.S.
    Suicide Prevention:
    www.sptsnj.org  Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide:  A website for information for teens, parents and educators.  There is a link to a short video (approximately 17 minutes) called "Not my kid."  The website has a link on the homepage for the video.
    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org  A website that offers free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
    • Call for yourself or someone you care about
    • Free and confidential
    • A network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide
    • Available 24/7
    • 1 800 273 8255 (TALK)
    www.afsp.org  American foundation for Suicide Prevention:  Provides warning signs, risk factors and resources for what to do if you think someone is suicidal
    NJHOPELINE:  1-855-654-6735  NJ's first suicide hotline call center, operated by University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC) at the University of Medicine & Dentistry, using only NJ based trained volunteer and professional counselors.
    http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/suicide-prevention/   information on suicide prevention.
    For Teens and young adults:
    Teens Health webpage with various articles and topics
    https://slapd.com/   Surviving life after a parent dies--SLAP'D is the social media for teens who have lost a parent to find hope and connection through shared experiences.
    2nd Floor:  www.2ndfloor.org   1-888-222-2228  Confidential and anonymous helpline for NJ's youth and young adults.  We are here to help you find solutions to the problems you face at home, at school or at play.

    2NDFLOOR now has a new way to help young people in NJ – TEXTING!  Phone counselors are always here to answer calls 24/7, but now those needing help can also reach out by text:  The number is 


                        1 888 222 2228


    Please share this exciting update with your students and encourage them to use whichever method suits them best – traditional phone calls, posting on our message boards or Friday night “chat” on our texting line. 


    By following us on social media, you and your students will know about future expanded hours for texting as well as other 2NDFLOOR news!  



    Twittter    @2ndfloorNJ.

    Youth & young adults in NJ can now reach 2NDFLOOR via phone, text or message board on the app.  Apple users can search for 2NDFLOOR at the App store and download the app for free.
    For those who need to reach 2NDFLOOR, having an app available streamlines the process of reaching out to us and eliminates any undo stress of searching for our contact information.
      www.jerseyvoice.net  Jersey Voice exists for all of us-teens and young adults- in NJ who have ever had a horrible day, struggled with mental health, or lost a loved one.  It's about adults and experts stepping back (for the most part) and letting us do what we need to do and say what we need to say.  It's about using our own unique Jersey voices to hep each other out, recognize our strengths, and inspire hope.  It's about getting involved, making a difference, and keeping Jersey strong.
    http://www.save.org Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, resources for parents
    If you are in a suicide crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    www.thetrevorproject.org   Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
    www.jedfoundation.org As the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, The Jed Foundation is protecting the mental health of students across the country.  With your support, we will continue to lead the way and protect the potential of tomorrow's leaders. 
    http://www.reachout.com For high school students to find information about suicide prevention and other behavioral health issues, share their stories, discuss issues of concern, ask questions, support peers, and connect with support services. It is part of the WeCanHelpUs Campaign. The content, which is researched and written by young people, is delivered through blogs, MySpace, video games, Short Message Service (SMS), Podcasts, digital storytelling, and moderated discussions via online communities.
     LGBTQ information:
    College Guide for LGBTQ Students  Our guide includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students.
    http://www.onlineschools.org/lgbtq-student-guide/   Information for parents as well as well as students and family members.
    www.makeitbetter4youth.org  a website advertising local and community LGBTQ events and links to other reources.
    www.jsqspot.org  The Jersey Shore QSpot offers specific programs & services to the GLBTQ community it serves
    www.glsen.org  The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.   
     www.jerseyshorepflag.org  Jersey Shore PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) was formed in 2004 by a group of concerned Ocean County citizens, but is open to anyone who supports our mission.  Website offers many resources, upcoming events and meetings.
    www.thepridenetwork.org  The Pride Network is an organization, powered by young adults, uniting people, companies, and organizations with the GLBT movement.  The Pride Network encourages the self-expression of GLBT artists and their allies through support, promotion, and production of media. The Pride Network works to end bias and prejudice by providing education and practical solutions to facilitate change.  Provides resources and upcoming events.  
    http:///www.algbtic.org/resources/listing.htm  Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) provides a variety of resources about counseling of LGBT individuals, including a list of therapists.
    http://www.LGBTHealth.net  Coalition committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building, and advocacy.
    http://www.glnh.org  This center offers free telephone and email peer counseling, information, and local resources for GLBTQ callers throughout the United States. 
    GLBT National hotline 1 888 THE GLNH (1 888 843 4564)  Hours for hotline:  Monday through Friday, 4pm to Midnight and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm, Eastern Time.
    GLBT National Youth Talkline  1 800 246 PRIDE (1 800 246 7743)
    Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8pm to Midnight, Eastern Time.
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org  The nation's only 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
    1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1 866 488 7386)
    http://www.stayteen.org/stay-informed  Teen site oriented to help teens stay teens by providing information in regards to sex, relationships, waiting and contraception.  
     http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/  Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.
    http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/ This guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.
    Eating Disorders Resources:
    http://www.somethingfishy.org   Raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders and their loves ones
    http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org  Resources for families and individuals, confidential Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST):1-800-931-2237
    http://http://proud2bme.org/ Proud2BMe is an online community created by and for teens.
    We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—
    all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
    Monmouth Psychological Associates
    620 Shrewsbury Avenue, Suite D
    Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732 530 9029
    Comprehensive treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Avoidant-Restrictive Food Disorder (ARFID), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders related to food and eating.
    Free Monthly support Group:   Sponsored by Monmouth Psych Associates & Meridian Health, at Riverview Medical Center on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 12pm in the Rechnitz Conference Center.  No registration required.  Information at 732 530 9029.
    http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/eating-disorders/   Understanding eating disorders information.