Meet the family support center!

The Family Support Center is dedicated to providing free support for family members who have a loved one with a substance use disorder. 

NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. HELP IS A PHONE CALL AWAY…

If you are a family member who has a loved one with substance use disorder, we are here for you. Our family support center advocates have lived experience and understand the heartache, confusion, anger and fear.

We offer resources to families seeking information on substance use disorders and treatment. Resources include assessing information and navigating the confusing behavioral health system. We promote tools of self-care to cope with the negative emotions and address feelings of isolation.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I CALL?

An appointment, convenient to you, will be made to discuss your situation regarding your family member. The advocate will assess your situation, and recommend a plan of action.
Remember, all calls and conversations are strictly confidential. Day and evening hours are available. Call the advocate below based on the county where you live.

Meet the Team!

Family Support Advocate for Hunterdon County

Email: jdenlinger@njprevent.com

Call: (908) 309-6203

Family Support Advocate for Somerset County

Email: cyanoso@njprevent.com

Call: (908) 842-0176

Family Support Advocate for Mercer County

Email: vpeters@njprevent.com

Call: (908) 731-5164

Family Support Coordinator

Email:  rschwartz@njprevent.com

Call: 908-480-5191

Frequently Asked Questions

We utilize the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) method which is an evidence-based model with three specific goals. Reducing the loved ones’ substance use, influencing the person to seek treatment and improving the functioning of the family members by making positive life changes.

Family members or caregivers who have a loved one with a substance use disorder.
The services are free and available as long as needed. This could be simply a phone call or ongoing supportive help.

CRAFT teaches family members how to care for themselves and in turn they may be able to help their loved one. Research studies have shown that family members benefit by reducing their depression, anxiety, anger and physical symptoms.