The Passaic County Department of Addiction Services & Mental Health receives state and county funding to ensure the availability of treatment services, particularly for the indigent. The Human Services Department, through this division, funds various qualified treatment providers to provide programs that address problems of drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction services include: detoxification, inpatient and outpatient services, halfway house programs and substance abuse education. This division also operates the Municipal Alliance Program and the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). Mental Health services include: therapeutic foster care of adults, residential mental health services, outpatient mental health services, psychiatric emergency services, self-help outreach for the mentally ill, children’s outreach and partial care (ages 6-12).
To receive these services residents may appear in person at the Human Services Department or contact the Mental Health & Addiction Services Divisional Director for assistance.