TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson reminded residents struggling with substance use that they can call 1-844-ReachNJ to speak with live trained counselors ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We want to remind people struggling with addiction and substance use issues that you are not alone,” Commissioner Johnson said. “These are challenging times for everyone, but help is available.”

Funded by Human Services, ReachNJ is a free, confidential hotline that provides individuals with concerns about their own or a family member’s substance use immediate help and treatment referrals. The help line is always answered by a live specialistTrained addiction specialists answering ReachNJ assess each caller’s needs and link the caller to treatment, counseling and support services regardless of the health insurance status of the caller or the person in need.

“Treatment is available, and recovery is possible,” Commissioner Johnson said. “If you need help, please call. ReachNJ is always here, always live.”