School-Based, Confidential Counselors
    Mary Cunningham, LPC, Student Assistance Counselor at James Caldwell High School: 973-228-6981, ext. 4029

    Are you concerned that your child may have a problem with drugs or alcohol? 


    There are several agencies (both non-profit and private) that will provide a confidential consultation and assessment for you and your child.  After a private interview, they will offer you feedback and provide you with several options & referrals to an appropriate level of care – if needed.


    It will be your decision as a family whether or not to accept referrals or recommendations. You will be educated as to your options.  


    You may choose whether or not to share information with the Student Assistance Counselor or Bridge Counselors (see above).  If you do include any of us, all information will be confidential. We hope that you do.  We are here to offer help and support.


    Confidential Resources - for youth and adults - regarding Substance Abuse & Addiction: 



    1-844-732-2465 NJ Addiction Services Hotline


    Text 55753 to Connect:  Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline for Parents


    844-ReachNJ (1-844-732-2465) or visit ReachNJ.Gov


    1-855-652-3737 NJ Connect for Recovery - for those concerned with their own or a loved one's opiate use. Confidential.


    1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA's National Helpline: (English & Espanol) - for both mental health &/or substance use disorders. 



    Some of the local agencies that provide independent assessments for adolescent drug/alcohol abuse:


    Aspire, Pompton Plains, NJ.  Provides assessments, outpatient counseling & intensive outpatient & full-day treatment for adolescents. 


    The Bridge, Caldwell, NJ: 973-228-3000. Provides assessments & outpatient counseling for adolescents; Intensive Outpatient Program for adults only. 

    CarePlus,NJ:  Montclair & various locations in NJ: 201-265-8200; http://www.careplusnj.org


    Choices for Change, Florham Park, NJ: 974-443-0222


    Cope Center, Inc., Montclair, NJ:  973-783-6655



    Family Connections, Orange, NJ: 973-675-3817;



    High Focus Centers, Parsippany, NJ: 1-800-877-3628 

    New Pathway Counseling Services, Inc. 201-436-1022; Pine Brook, NJ.  Outpatient counseling, intensive and full day treatment for adolescents. 

    Park West Associates, Montclair, NJ: 973-509-1444; specializing in co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse; psychiatrist + licensed therapists. 


    Serenity at Summit, Union, NJ; 1-855-922-2634; medical detox, acute care, intensive outpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorders


    Programs that provide in-patient, detoxification and residential treatment for adolescent substance abusers:


    Carrier Clinic: 1-800-933-3579; www.carrierclinic.org


    Clear Brook, Kearny, NJ: 201-991-3785; (provides in-patient, detox and family intervention).


    DayTop, Mendham, NJ: 973-543-5656; ww


    Four Winds, Katonah, NY: 800-528-6624, ext. 2764. 


    Serenity at Summit, Union, NJ; 1-855-922-2634; medical detox, acute care, intensive outpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorders


    Summit Oaks Hospital, Summit, NJ: 908-522-7000; (provides in-patient detox as well as assessment);


    Sunrise House, Lafayette, NJ: 973-383-6300; www.sunrisehouse.com.

    You can also call NJ CONNECT at 1-855-652-3737, a confidential, free call line where you can access help from counselors when you or someone you know is dealing with heroin or prescription drug abuse.
    PREVENTION LINKS http://www.preventionlinks.org is a great NJ resource for education, intervention and support.  Learn about Recovery High School at Kean University.

    For more information, please contact us directly for a referral to an agency or private practitioner who will best meet your needs.  All inquiries are confidential.