Kimberly L. Reilly MA, LPC, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit Coordinator, 732.341.9700, ext. 7536
Saranda Franzone, MPH, CHES
Public Health Practice Standards Partnership Coordinator, 732.341.9700, ext. 7280

Ocean County Alcohol and Drug Comprehensive Plan 2024-2027

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resource Directory

The Department of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opioid Dependency is a comprehensive department that facilitates multiple grants, programs and initiatives to combat the overdose epidemic.

These include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Comprehensive Grant
  • Substance Use Prevention Programming
  • Municipal Alliance Program
  • Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • Ocean County Overdose Fatality Review
  • Ocean County Overdose Response Plan
  • ARCH Nurse

 For more information on the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS) The Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) please call 732-341-9700 x7535

The County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS) meets at 2:45 pm and The Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) meets at 4:00 pm the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December). LACADA is comprised of a Commisioner appointed representative that assess substance abuse in Ocean County. *These meetings are open public meetings. Please check website for cancellations.

Meetings take place in the Atrium of the Ocean County Health Department, 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River.


The Department of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiod Dependency delivers both evidence-based programs and innovative programming to Ocean County.

Staff are trained and can deliver the following evidence-based programs:

  • Footprints for Life
  • Unique YOU
  • We're Not Buying It 2.0
  • WISE

  • Staff are trained and can deliver the following innovative programs:

  • #DrugCode
  • Oh! The Places You'll Go
  • Shore to Age Well

  • Additionally, Parenting Wisely, an evidence-based online parenting program, can be accessed by contacting 732-341-9700 x7535.

    The Ocean County Health Department is proud to provide ALCOHOLEDU, an evidence based alcohol prevention program done on-line for all 9th grade students at participating schools.


    Kimberly L. Reilly MA, LPC, IDRC Director, 732.341.9700, ext. 7536


    The Ocean County Health Department is responsible for administering the IDRC for Ocean County and it is housed within the Department located at 175 Sunset Avenue in Toms River, New Jersey. The purpose of the IDRC is to provide a professional education and screening intervention to any county residents convicted of an alcohol or drug related motor vehicle violation. Clients are assigned by their trial judge to either a 12 or 48 hour IDRC program based on the number or severity of offences. If appropriate, the client will be referred to an IDRC affiliated agency for a full assessment and must comply with any treatment recommendations made in order to regain their driving privileges.
    For information about this program at the Ocean County Health Department, call 732-341-9700, ext. 7500 or e-mail at

    For directions to the Ocean County Health Department main site in Toms River, click HERE.


    The Ocean County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center now accepts credit cards for your convenience.
    Along with a cashiers check or money order made out to "OCHD-IDRC" in the amount of $264. The Ocean County IDRC also accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover Card. *Neither American Express nor personal checks will be accepted. Cash payments are also accepted.
      • Clients who opt to pay with a debit or credit card will incur an additional 3.5% service charge imposed by the vendor. This service charge is not imposed by the Ocean County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center.
      • Along with the payment information listed above, the Ocean County IDRC does accept cash payments for class attendance


      • Attendees must bring a brown bag lunch and a non-alcoholic beverage
      • NO ONE will be admitted after 9:00AM
      • You MUST provide a PHOTO ID in order to attend the IDRC class
      • Children are not permitted in the IDRC premises
      • In case of inclement weather, please call (732) 341-9700 X 7500 for information regarding class cancellations
      • ALL clients may be subject to chemical testing


    • IDRC walk-up window and customer service hours M-F 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Saturday by appointment only. (Please note, not all Saturdays are available. Please call and check availability of walk-up window and customer service hours before coming into the IDRC).
    • **Si usted habla Espanol y tiene preguntas respecto a esta carta, por favor llame a nuestra oficina durante las horas de 8:00AM - 4:00PM, al (732) 341-9700 extension 7503. Usted debe atender esta clase en la fecha requerida. Es muy importante traer un interprete. Gracias.**

    For more information, visit the Intoxicated Driving Program HERE.

    Notice to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, CLICK HERE

    The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission at


    Julie Ericsson, Program Monitor

    The Ocean County Alliance program, housed under the Ocean County Board of Health, is comprised of 15 separate Municipal Alliances spread throughout various towns within Ocean County. Municipal Alliances are spearheaded by committees made up of dedicated citizens, professionals and volunteers who provide substance abuse prevention services to their communities. Alliances plan, coordinate and conduct alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs for all members of the community from young children to older adults and collaborate with local government, schools, law enforcement, businesses and community agencies.

    Municipal Alliances are funded by the Governor’s Council on Drug Abuse (GCADA) by using DEDR funds- mandatory fines imposed on drunk/drugged drivers and other drug related offenses – to run community programs and events which combat substance abuse. The Ocean County Alliance program receives oversight from two separate entities in order to assure efficient administration and coordination. The Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) determines and documents substance abuse service needs for the county while the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS), which falls under LACADA, is responsible for developing the county prevention proposal.

    Municipal Alliance programs are developed through a multi-stage development plan which includes a needs assessment, identifying risk factors specific to the individual municipality and submitting a Request for Proposal. All Municipal Alliances utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide program planning and implementation.

    Whether you are taking part in a local 5K, attending a Community Family Night, enjoying a movie on the beach or stopping by a Senior Fair, Municipal Alliances are a constant presence in the communities they serve. Feel free to join a committee, volunteer at an event or even just attend one of the many wonderful programs the Alliances have to offer in Ocean County.


    Intervention Strategies:

    Rural Community Context and Early Adolescent Behaviors

    Strategic Planning and Implementation Key to Coalition Success

    Active Member Participation Increases Success of Policy and System Changes

    Environmental Strategies:

    Targeted Messages RX Drug Abuse

    Environmental Strategies

    RX Abuse Fact Book

    Click here to view the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) Glossary: Glossary of Terms.


    Ocean County presently has 21 prescription/medicine drop-off boxes for County residents to use to dispose of their unused or expired prescriptions. These drop-off boxes are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please contact the Ocean County Health Department with any questions. Please do not deposit any type of sharps, syringes, needles, etc.
    Barnegat Police Department 900 West Bay Avenue Barnegat Township, NJ 08005 (609) 698-5000
    Beach Haven Police Department 300 Engleside Avenue Beach Haven, NJ 08008 (609) 492-0505
    Beachwood Municipal Complex 1600 Pinewald Rd. Beachwood, NJ 08723 (732) 286-6000
    Berkeley Township Police Department 631 Pinewald Keswick Road Manchester Township, NJ 08759 (732) 341-6600
    Brick Township Police Department 401 Chambers Bridge Road Brick Township, NJ 08723 (732) 262-1104
    * Harvey Cedars Police Department 7606 Long Beach Boulevard Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008 (609) 494-3036
    Jackson Police Department 102 Jackson Drive Jackson, NJ 08527 (732) 928-1111
    Lacey Township Police Department 808 West Lacey Road Forked River, NJ 08731 (609) 693-6636
    Lakewood Police Department 231 Third Street Lakewood, NJ 08701 (732) 364-2500
    Little Egg Harbor Police Department 665 Radio Road Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087 (609) 296-3666
    Long Beach Township Police Department 6805 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach Township, NJ 08008 (609) 494-3322
    Manchester Township Police Department 1 Colonial Drive Manchester, NJ 08759 (732) 657-2009
    Ocean County Sheriff's Office 120 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08754 (732) 929-2044
    Ocean Gate Police Department 801 Ocean Gate Avenue Ocean Gate, NJ 08740 (732) 269-2468
    Ocean Township Police Department 50 Railroad Avenue Waretown, NJ 08758 (609) 693-4007
    Plumsted Township Police Department 2 Cedar Street New Egypt, NJ 08533 (609) 758-7185
    Point Pleasant Police Department 416 New Jersey Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 (732) 892-0500
    Seaside Heights Police Department 116 Sherman Avenue Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 (732) 793-1800
    Stafford Police Department 260 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050 (609) 597-8581
    Toms River Police Department 255 Oak Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753 (732) 349-0150
    Tuckerton Police Department 420 East Main Street Tuckerton, NJ 07661 (609) 296-0230

    Needle Disposal in Ocean County


    ·  Community Medical Center does accept sharps from residents for disposal. ·Contact information - Environmental Services Department, 732-557-8000 x18005 ·  No fee ·  Residents can use their own containers but they must be rigid containers only.   The hospital is able to provide a sharps container for residents free of charge.  To get a sharps container, you must go to the Outpatient Laboratory.  With additional questions contact Laura Jodice, Director of Environmental Services at    


    ·  Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus does accept sharps from residents for disposal. ·  Contact information - Nancy, Environmental Services at 732-363-1900 x24689 ·  There is a onetime $10.00 registration fee.   Residents cannot use their own containers.  Upon registration, the hospital will issue a rigid sharps container.  The hospital will swap out the container during each drop off.    


    ·  Ocean Medical Center does accept sharps for disposal ·  No fee ·  Must use your own non-replaceable, secure, sturdy plastic container with a lid. ·  Drop off is at Ocean Medical Center Emergency Department, Patient Experience, M-F 9AM-4PM, Sat. 9am-12pm, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, NJ - 732-836-4297.    


    ·  Southern Ocean Medical Center does accept sharps from residents for disposal.- SOMC: dropoff is at the hospital main lobby, and a small hard plastic container with lid or lock should be used. ·  Contact information - 1140 Rte 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 - 609-597-6011. The hospital will swap out the containers during each drop-off.   For additional information please visit .