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


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resource Directory

The Alcohol and Drug Unit 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 Alcohol and Drug Unit at the Ocean County Health Department contracts with Substance Abuse agencies in the local community to provide services to Ocean County residents. The Alcohol and Drug Unit provides services on a continuum of care ranging from detoxification and inpatient to outpatient services.

Additionally, the Alcohol and Drug Unit 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.

INTOXICATED DRIVER RESOURCE CENTER

Peter Curatolo, Director IDRC, pcuratolo@ochd.org,
732-341-9700, ext. 7685

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. 7513 or 7514.

For more information, visit the Intoxicated Driving Program HERE.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission at www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/dui.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" the Ocean County IDRC also accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover Card. *Neither American Express nor personal checks will be accepted.
IDRC walk-up window and customer service hours M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Saturday by appointment only.

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 7411 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 8:30AM - 4:30PM, al (732) 341-9700 extension 7502. 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 Municipal Alliance program provides educational programs and outreach to a diverse population of Ocean County through community partnerships. The Alliance funds more than 175 programs each year addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and education. These programs are funded using DEDR (Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction) fines, funds collected from individuals convicted of drug offenses.

Additionally, the number of programs focusing on the needs of the growing older population in the county has grown tremendously. Mostly due to increased life expectancies, these programs will address chronic disease self management, safe use of prescription medicines and mental health issues.

The Alliance programs use a combination of strategies to educate and create behavior changes. Strategies include:

Strategic Prevention Framework
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a 5-step planning process to guide the selection, implementation and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate and sustainable prevention activities.

The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and depends on the involvement of community members in all stages of the planning process.

The links below provide detailed information, analysis and examples that can be used by Municipal Alliances:

*These files can be saved to your computer for future reference*
  • Step 1: Assessment
  • Step 2: Capacity
  • Step 3: Planning
  • Step 4: Implementation
  • Step 5: Evaluation
The reference materials above are provided by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, www.cadca.org.

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