In New Jersey, overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. Deaths from drug overdoses topped 2,000 in 2016, killing more people than guns, car accidents and suicides combined, according to analysis by NJ Advance Media.
Proceeds from ticket, food, and silent auction sales will go toward substance abuse services at City of Angels NJ and The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation. The time is now to move toward positive solutions to prevent future overdose related incidents.
City of Angels (Trenton, NJ) guides individuals to addiction treatment and supports them in their recovery by providing them with referrals, emotional support, and a safe meeting place. COA fosters strong relationships within the community, criminal justice system, and treatment centers to bridge the gap between addiction and healthy lifestyle.
TOPAC (Hamilton, NJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of accidental death by drug overdose. TOPAC works to educate the public about overdose prevention and the ways in which residents can help prevent loss of life due to overdose.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to our partner organizations for help. Please also consider the resources below provided by State of New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:
Prevention and Early Intervention Services
Funded Prevention Provider Directory
County Drug & Alcohol Directors
Risk and Protective Factors
Evidence-based Prevention Curricula
Childhood Underage Drinking
Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant
Services to Special Populations
Treatment Services Definitions
Treatment Provider Directory
County Drug and Alcohol Directors
Hotlines & Helplines
Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP)
Driving Under the Influence Initiative
Mutual Agreement Program (MAP)
HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse
Programs for People with Disabilities
Women and Families
Fee-For-Service Initiatives Network Information
Treatment Services Descriptions
FFS Network Provider Directory
FFS Initiatives Descriptions / Applications / Forms
Advisory Committee to Alcohol & Drug Programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Disabled
Citizens Advisory Council
Professional Advisory Committee
State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)