Institute for Prevention and Recovery
Let’s be healthy together.
The RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR) is a leader in New Jersey for substance use disorder focused prevention and recovery support services. IFPR has almost 30 years of experience providing programs and services implemented by a team of highly skilled and incredibly passionate professionals. Through comprehensive programs offered across NJ, IFPR perpetuates real change by facilitating effective, long-term impact which creates prevention and recovery prepared communities. IFPR is also recognized for its tobacco cessation services, as well as its Training Institute.
A data-driven process that engages communities across the nation, and the world, to help youth thrive. It is a process based on 30 years of research that shows if risk factors are greater than protective factors, youth are more likely to experience alcohol and drug abuse, antisocial behavior, violence, school failure, anxiety/ depression and teen pregnancy. IFPR provides CTC services in Barnegat, Long Branch, Toms River and Newark and is the first organization to implement these services in New Jersey. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
DART Prevention Coalition
Comprised of community leaders, including law enforcement and government officials, educators, business owners, treatment providers, clergy and youth, DART focuses on preventing underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, and illegal use of marijuana and tobacco. Community-wide efforts include policy change, collection of prescription drugs, youth prevention groups, community education and technical assistance in securing grant funding through data collection and analysis. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Services
The IFPR has helped thousands of people to overcome their addiction to nicotine. Our nicotine and tobacco cessation services are staffed with certified professionals who provide treatment under the Public Health Service Guidelines. Services are provided in Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control, Nutrition and Fitness.
Peer Recovery Program
Provides recovery support services for all patients who present with substance use disorder, to include opioid use disorder, in our emergency departments and on our inpatient floors. The program serves participating RWJBarnabas Health hospitals, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week through full-time, hospital-based recovery specialists. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery, the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and education experts, clinicians, and researchers at Rutgers University have combined their expertise to develop a novel, integrated evidence-based skill-building program designed to reduce the frequency of problematic behaviors within and outside of school, improve academic performance and family functioning, and prevent the development of substance abuse problems in these at-risk youth. As part of this program, in addition to the Strengthening Families program, students will be provided with a suite of interventions. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Addiction Services.
Substance Use Navigators (SUN)
Providing services in Essex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the IFPR SUNs collaborate with community stakeholders in an effort to achieve seamless access to substance use services for adolescents through the execution of community assessments and training for schools and physicians about available services. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR)
The IFPR STAR program provides recovery support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is available in Essex, Hudson and Middlesex Counties. It provides holistic recovery support that actively engages individuals in their journey by addressing the whole person and their personal obstacles. Funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
A comprehensive range of full- and half-day training programs for schools or agencies are offered, as well as effective parenting programs and innovative wellness workshops. IFPR is a registered New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider.
The Upstream program provides free suicide prevention trainings for adults, teens and families, and helps communities learn about resources in Monmouth County. Programs are customized and focus on identifying risk factors, warning signs, action steps and when and where to get help. Funding is provided by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Monmouth County Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
833-233-IFPR (4377) • rwjbh.org/preventionandrecovery
Behavioral / Mental Health
Last Updated: 08/16/19