Coming to terms with addiction is difficult enough - and compounded for those in a community that sees itself as culturally immune to it. Federation supports family service partners offering culturally-sensitive programs for those who are wrestling with addiction.
In Milltown, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) conducts JRecovery, a Jewish self-help group to complement 12-Step programs, for substance and behavioral addictions. Meetings are often attended by relatives and loved ones together or on their own.
In Morganville, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County (JFCS) has launched the Jewish Center for Drug & Alcohol Treatment and Education providing culturally-sensative professional help with substance addiction or over-use.