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(201) 664-1849

From the Office of the County Prosecutor, Mark Musella:
Addiction Support 24/7 Hotline (201) 589-2976
This 24/7 hotline is available to connect individuals who are struggling with addiction to services. It connects individuals to a trained peer recovery specialist, which is someone in recovery who is trained to motivate an individual into treatment. The recovery specialist then refers the individual to a patient navigator, who assesses the level of need, determines the appropriate treatment, and ultimately connects them to appropriate services.
The 24/7 hotline is confidential and made possible through a partnership with The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources. It is funded through a federal grant administered by the NJ Attorney General's Office and the Dept. of Law & Public Safety.
The 24/7 hotline is a "one-stop shop" service that removes the burden of finding a drug treatment program from the individual or family member, and the peer recovery specialist is available to support the individual throughout the process.
We strongly urge anyone who knows someone struggling with addiction to make note of this resource. The hotline number can also be found at www.stoptheods.com.

Municipal Alliance Committee Information

Vision:

The Old Tappan Municipal Alliance is committed to providing education on the dangers and misuse of alcohol/substance abuse to create a well-informed community and a community which is free of alcohol/substance abuse.

 Mission Statement:

The mission of the Old Tappan Municipal Alliance Committee is to educate all members of the community and recognize that alcohol/substance abuse is a disease that touches all; the OT MAC will work to involve the public with information that is available and programs to expand public awareness and ultimately help put an end to this disease.

HISTORY AND PURPOSE

In March 1989, the New Jersey Legislature created the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and an Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  The Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort against alcoholism and drug abuse. The Alliance is a means for implementing polices to achieve this end. To accomplish the purpose of the Alliance, a network comprised of all counties and communities in New Jersey has been created.  In this regard, each municipality may establish a Municipal Alliance Committee or join with one or more municipalities to create a Municipal Alliance Committee. This committee, in consultation with the Local (County) Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse shall identify alcoholism and drug prevention, education and community needs. The Municipal Alliance Committee may implement programs. Municipalities in compliance with proposed guidelines may become members of the Alliance effort and shall become eligible to receive state funds to assist the programs developed by the Municipal Alliance Committees. Funding for the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is provided by Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) fines. These fines are collected from persons convicted of drug related offenses.  The structure which is now standing in each of New Jersey's 21 counties consists of a Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) and a county alcoholism coordinator, who among other duties, acts as a staff person to the LACADA as well as the liaison to the State. The county alcoholism coordinator develops an alcoholism and other drug abuse needs assessment and reports back to the LACADA on the status of services within the county.  Alliances, made up of municipal volunteers, comprise grass roots prevention efforts, which are established in most of New Jersey's 567 municipalities. This law defined and encouraged the establishment of Municipal Alliance Committees. These committees are comprised of local leaders/municipal employees and private citizens who want to be involved in preventing alcohol and drug related problems in their communities.

The purpose of the Old Tappan Municipal Alliance is to provide community based substance abuse education and public awareness activities.

OT MAC is comprised of community members who will develop the goals and objectives of the Alliance in our community.

Supported Programs

The Old Tappan Municipal Alliance provided and supported a variety of programs in the community related to substance abuse awareness.

Programs supported through grant monies and fund raising were:

Old Tappan Junior Police Academy
the D.A.R.E. Program
Peer Mediation Program
Project Graduation at the Northern Valley Regional High School
Fright Night
Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon
CDW Choice Cycle Program
CDW Jr. SADD

and a wide variety of motivational speakers within our schools and community