Mental Health and Addiction

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Office of Mental Health and Addiction

The Camden County Office of Mental Health and Addiction receives state and county funding to ensure the availability of treatment services, particularly for the indigent. qualified treatment providers to provide programs that address problems of drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction services include: withdrawal management, inpatient and outpatient services including methadone maintenance, halfway house programs, recovery supports, sober living and substance abuse education. The Office also operates the Municipal Alliance Program and subcontracts the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).

Mental health services include

  • wrap-around funds,
  • emergency shelter placement
  • payee services
  • boarding home socialization.

The Office of Mental Health & Addiction also offers information and referral and convenes the Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LACADA), County Alliance Steering Committee (CASS), Professional Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Professional Advisory Committee (Mental Health), Mental Health Board, Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCC) and Suicide Task Force.  The Office is also responsible for producing the County Comprehensive Substance Abuse Plan and the annual Municipal Alliance Plan.

To learn more about eligibility requirements for these services or general mental health or substance abuse related information and referral residents may contact (856) 374-6361.


Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial

The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force was authorized by the Commissioner Board to construct a ‘Remembrance and Hope Memorial’ at Timber Creek Park in Gloucester Township.  Upwards of 2000 people in the county lost their lives to overdose and the disease of addiction since 2010.  This memorial will be a place where families and loved ones may honor that loss and find comfort.

COVID-19, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Supports Available

The COVID-19 virus is expanding in our communities. Many are and will be affected by this virus. 

In a time of uncertainty, particularly when we are challenged by fear, there are people ready and willing to reach out. Taking care of ourselves and each other is paramount.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed.


Other supports:

  • New Jersey Peer Recovery:  8AM-8PM on 3/26/20 the hours are being extended to 10PM for individuals with substance abuse problems or those in recovery needing support: 1-833-422-2765
  • Vets4Warriors: 24/7 National Program for veterans who have served in wars: 1-855-838-8255
  • Vet 2 Vet: any NJ veteran 24/7 1-866-838-7654
  • Mom2Mom: mothers with special needs children 8AM-8PM: 1-877-914-6662
  • Care2Caregiver: with family members who are caring for family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder 8AM-8PM: 1-800-424-2494
  • Cop2Cop: 24/7 law enforcement officers: 1-866-267-2267
  • Worker 2Worker: for DCP and P workers 8AM-8PM: 1-855-327-7482
  • Aid NJEA: school staff members and their families Monday-Thursday 12PM-8PM; Fridays 12PM-6PM: 1-866-243-6532
  • Others may call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361 for additional information.
  • For 24/7 7-day-a-week information and referrals please call (877) 266-8222.



*Comprehensive Substance Abuse Plan (2023-2024) available on request
**Municipal Alliance Plan (2020-2023) available on request
***For a copy of the most recent list of sober living facilities, contact (856) 374-6361

(856) 374-6361

For more information & drug treatment referrals, please contact us


John D. Pellicane, MBA, DRCC

Office of Mental Health & Addiction

Louis Cappelli, Jr.


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