Alcohol and Drug Services

ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES

Kimberly L. Reilly MA, LPC, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit Coordinator
Kreilly@ochd.org, 732.341.9700, ext. 7536


Ocean County Alcohol and Drug Comprehensive Plan 2020-2023
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resource Directory

The Department on Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiate Dependency is a comprehensive resource compromised of a group of dedicated professionals that assist Ocean County residents in overcoming substance abuse or chemical dependency problem. The unit encompasses of the County Alcoholism Coordinator, a Substance Abuse Counselor, a Program Monitor and support staff. The County Municipal Alliance program, which is at the forefront of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention and education efforts, is in county municipalities and functions out of the Alcohol and Drug Unit.
The Department on Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiate Dependency at the Ocean County Health Department contracts with Substance Abuse agencies in the local community to provide services to Ocean County residents. The Department on Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiate Dependency provides services on a continuum of care ranging from detoxification and inpatient to outpatient services.

Additionally, The Department on Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiate Dependency contracts for prevention/education each year.

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 Freeholder appointed representatives 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.


ALCOHOL AND DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

The Department of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Opiate 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
  • Poison Prevention
  • Unique YOU
  • TiPs
  • WISE

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

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

  • Additionally, Parenting Wisely, an evidence-based online parenting program, can be accessed by contacting Amanda Gan at 732-341-9700 x7233.

    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 the following participating high schools: Barnegat High School, Brick High School, Brick Memorial High School, Central Regional High School, Jackson High School, Jackson Memorial High School, Lacey High School, Lakewood High School, Manchester High School, New Egypt High School, Pinelands Junior High School, Point Pleasant Beach High School, Point Pleasant Borough High School, Toms River High School East, Toms River High School North, Toms River High School South

    INTOXICATED DRIVER RESOURCE CENTER

    Kimberly L. Reilly MA, LPC, IRDC Director
    Kreilly@ochd.org, 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, 7513, or 7514.

    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 http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/suspension.htm

    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.
    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).

    BOOK A PREVENTION PRESENTATION FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL OR DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS
    Outline for Driving Responsible Youth


    IDRC CLASS INFORMATION
    • 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
    • **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.**

    MUNICIPAL ALLIANCES

    Saranda Ceka, MPH, Drug Abuse Program Coordinator
    The Ocean County Alliance program, housed under the Ocean County Board of Health, is comprised of 16 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.

    Ocean County towns with Municipal Alliances include:

    Beachwood
    Brick
    Berkeley
    Eagleswood/Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton
    Jackson
    Lacey
    Lakewood
    Lavallette
    Manchester
    Ocean Gate
    Ocean Township
    Pine Beach
    Plumstead
    Seaside Park
    Stafford
    Toms River


    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.

    PRESCRIPTION DROP-OFF BOXES

    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
    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