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Providing 24/7 wellness-based recovery support

Successful recovery depends on individuals fully committing to improve their health and wellness. All too often, individuals ready to change their lives through health long-term recovery are faced with personal obstacles that can be difficult to overcome.

The Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) provides the tools and resources to finally remove these barriers, allowing individuals with opioid use disorder to fully invest themselves into their health, wellness and long-term recovery. Following an assessment to determine program eligibility, STAR provides holistic recovery support that actively engages individuals in their recovery by addressing the whole person and their personal obstacles to recovery. The STAR program works to address all eight dimensions of wellness to improve physical and mental health:

  • Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social

The STAR Program aims to provide a direct, warm hand-off from the following priority referrals:

  • Individuals from the Peer Recovery Program (formerly known as OORP)
  • Hospital Emergency Department opioid overdoses
  • Discharges from licensed, residential substance use disorder facilities
  • Individuals recently released from incarceration

The STAR Program provides recovery support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is available in Essex, Hudson and Middlesex Counties. STAR is funded by the NJ Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

To refer an individual to the STAR program, contact:

Gina Zaccagnino

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
1691 U.S. Highway 9
CN 2025
Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 914-1688

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