He listed a buffet of initiatives regarding New Jersey's substance use epidemic. I'm honored to be listed as one of the resources on the new website www.reachnj.gov. There are many useful links on this site for families seeking help.
Here is what he said:
The website will put addiction information in one place and help eliminate the question families often face when seeking help – where do I go? Who do I turn to?
It will enhance public awareness regarding treatment options, provide insurance guidance, identify locations of state licensed rehabilitation facilities for children and adults, and share information on employment support programs for those in recovery. The website will include updates on the programs being offered by state agencies, and list private and nonprofit contact information.
One website and one phone number to help guide people through what can be a daunting bureaucracy, especially for those in crisis. We cannot reach those in need if the path to help is confusing. We will launch an aggressive public relations campaign to inform every family in need where they can go for help. After today, you can dial 1-844-REACH-NJ or go to: www.reachnj.gov
To see the full list of initiatives that the Governor plans to roll out and to view the 2017 address, you can click here: nj.gov/governor/news/addresses/2010s/approved/20170110c.html