Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Services

Gene Tavera, Substance Abuse Coordinator
Phone: 908-527-4844

Information/referral or crisis intervention for adolescents or adults regarding alcoholism/drug abuse treatment, prevention and education, as well as management of subcontracts with local community based providers.

Staff support is provided to the Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (LACADA), its County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS) and other subcommittees and task forces.

In addition to these services, the office also prepares a County Comprehensive Plan (CCP) for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support. To access the latest CCP, please click here.

Guide to Mental Health & Addiction Treatment in Union County

Union County Comprehensive Plan (CCP) for the Organization and Delivery of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Planning Cycle 2020-2023

Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA)

2020 Schedule of Meetings

Tuesday (minimum five times per year)
5:30 P.M.
Union County Administration Building, DHS Training & Conference Room, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
January 28
March 10
April 21
May 5*  (Meeting and Alliance Volunteer Recognition Event)
August 13
October 27

For any questions about the above schedule, please call Gene Tavera at (908) 527-4844 or e-mail at

County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS)

FY 2020- Grant Year (7/1/19 – 6/30/20)

Meeting Notice (minimum four times per year)

2:00 pm
County Child Advocacy Center, 240 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
October 17, 2019 Regular Meeting
January 23, 2020 Regular Meeting
February 6, 2020  Regular Meeting
April 9, 2020 Regular Meeting
May 5, 2020* Annual Meeting tentative date for the Volunteer Recognition event.

For any question about the above schedule, please call Sandra Barlett 908-527-4852 or e-mail or call Sarah Donegan 908-527-4857 or e-mail