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.
During the COVID-19 crisis, as more people saw formerly recreational gambling develop into gambling disorders, JFCS in Monmouth began offering services to anyone in the state of NJ to address gambling disorders. Contact DeShonnda Johnson at JFCS by phone (732-556-4018) or email.