Alcoholism and 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)


Tuesday (minimum five times per year)


5:30 P.M.


Union County Administration Building, DHS Training & Conference Room, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07207


  • Dates coming soon


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

County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS)

Meeting Notice (minimum four times per year)


2:00 pm


County Child Advocacy Center, 240 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202


Coming soon


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