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Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 22nd, 10 AM- 2 PM. 
Cleaning out your medicine cabinet or moving? Do you have prescriptions that you are no longer using? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Maplewood Police Department.  For questions on how to properly dispose of used medical syringes, please contact the Maplewood Health Department.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Alliance
The Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is a program funded by state of New Jersey under the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Alliance members determine how funds are to be spent on programs that educate and offer alternative activities that reduce drug use. Special attention is directed toward programs for youth. The alliance grants money to the Columbia High School graduating Senior Midnight Madness program.

How to Dispose of Expired or Unused Prescription Drugs

To find out locations near Maplewood where you can safely dispose of household expired or unused prescription drugs, go to

How to Dispose of Medication Syringes
Please refer to the pamphlet from the NJ Department of Health Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service, "Safe Syringe Disposal"

Drug and Alcohol Resources

Communities in Crisis
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey 
NJ Helps
Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Know Addiction NJ
Turn the Tide Rx
Alcoholics Anonymous, Northern Jersey
Narcotics Anonymous and phone number: (732)-933-0462 or 1-800-992-0401

Support Groups for the Family and Caregivers of People Living With Addiction

Al-Anon and Alateen apply a 12-step program and provide free support to family and loved ones of substance abusers.   Phone number: 1-888-944-5678

  • Family Connection NJ  Family Connection provides mental health and addiction counseling and services for families. 

  • NJ Drug Hotline: call 2-1-1

  • New Jersey Mental Health Cares (part of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey): (866) 202-HELP (4357)

  • NJ Connect:  A free, confidential call line designed to connect addicts with certified drug and alcohol counselors and connect family members with peer specialists. Available 12-8 pm:            (855) 652-3737

  • New Jersey Addictions Services Hotline (Available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week): (844) 276-2777.

Contact The Maplewood Health Department
To learn more about preventing alcoholism and drug abuse, please contact the Health Department at (973) 762-8120 ext. 4400.

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120