Addiction support and resources
Support for families
Parents and families play a crucial role in helping kids grow up drug-, alcohol-, and tobacco-free, and AmeriHealth members have access to resources and tools that can help.
To get started, call the number on the back of your member ID card under Mental Health/Substance Abuse to find a tele-behavioral health provider. You can also check with your current provider to see if they offer virtual visit options.
Need immediate assistance?
- National Youth Crisis Hotline | 1-800-442-4673
- Parent Help Line | 1-855-DRUG-FREE (1-855-378-4373)
- Poison Control | 1-800-222-1222
- Veterans Crisis Line | 1-800-273-8255
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Confronting the opioid epidemic
Opioid misuse is a major public health crisis in America and is only growing in our state. Nationally, more than 67,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2018 — the highest total of any year on record. About 67 percent of those deaths involved synthetic opioids opioid.
Working with our members, providers, and pharmacists, AmeriHealth has taken several steps to help confront the opioid epidemic.
Need help with substance use?
Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Vaping is unsafe and can seriously damage the lungs. Learn about e-cigarettes and their effects on your child’s health by checking out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. If you're concerned that your child or teen is becoming addicted to vaping, help is available. Teen.SmokeFree.gov provides tools, resources, and information to help support young people who want to become smoke-free.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association that provides a recovery process and support network for those affected by substance abuse disorders.
Use Shatterproof’s Treatment Atlas tool to find an addiction treatment facility for you or a loved one.*
- The Partnership for Drug-Free Teens
- Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse — Could your kids be at risk for substance abuse?
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse — Resources for families
- Prescription Opioids: What you need to know
- Find the nearest Drug Take-back Sites where you can dispose of prescription drugs.
- The State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides an online resource to help New Jersey residents find treatment options and other related services for substance abuse disorder