When emergency calls, Hotlines are there to answer. Hotlines can be helpful in many situations including person-to-person phone help, interventions, support, and resources as it applies to individuals involved in urgent or crisis situations. They can also provide preventative and non-emergency person-to-person phone help, support, and resources. Of course, in case of an emergency, it is always important to call 911. Now you can find out about these important numbers and when to get a hold of them.

NJ Poison Helps (Poison Control): NJ Poison Control is New Jersey’s Poison Information and Education System. A poison is recognized as any substance that can hurt your body or make you sick if used in the wrong way and can enter your body through your mouth, nose, eyes, or skin. If you have been exposed, you should contact a live expert at 1-800-222-1222. They will aid you through explaining your situation and symptoms. You should always remember to have the name of the product and container ready or the name of the suspected source of exposure and never rely on the Internet for reliable information on what you should do. NJ Poison Helps is available 24 hours a day.

NJ Substance Abuse/Addiction Hotline: Perhaps you or a loved one is in need of substance abuse treatment, or maybe just looking for information and a referral. If this is the case, you can call 1-800-238-2333 for the NJ Substance Abuse/Addiction Hotline. Clinically trained and supervised specialists are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to educate and assist those in need who may be battling any type of addiction.

2nd Floor Confidential and Anonymous Youth and Young Adult Helpline: This service is available to those between the ages of 10 and 24 living in New Jersey who need to talk about issues or problems that they may be experiencing. They are an anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults that is willing to help find solutions to the problems that many children face at home, school, or play. They can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-888-222-2228.

NJ Department of Children & Families: There are multiple hotlines covered under this category including the Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-877-652-2873, the NJ Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-7233, and the Adoption Hotline at 1-800-992-3678.

Parents Anonymous of NJ: This 24-hour helpline is dedicated to Family and parenting stressors/issues. Their mission statement is to protect children by strengthening families through mutual support, parent leadership, and advocacy. You can call 1-800-THE-KIDS.

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: DCF’s Division on Women (DOW) and the Office of Domestic Violence Services (ODVS) funds 23 domestic violence programs and the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women. The core services provided include 24-hour hotline, 24-hour access to a confidential safe house, counseling and support services for victims and children, legal and housing advocacy, and community education. You can call at 1-800-572-7233.

NJ Family Health Line: This 24-hour helpline is dedicated to maternal, child and family health issues and services. This includes those suffering from Postpartum Depression. You can contact them at 1-800-328-3838.

These hotlines can be beneficial to those who are seeking help in drastic situations. As stated previously, always call 911 if there is an urgent emergency. If not, these hotlines can be especially important to you and the welfare of others. Your safety is extremely vital and prevention is key when it comes to accidents.