Our Mission: The prevention of harm caused by substance use, violence and related behaviors.
Atlantic Prevention Resources, Inc. was founded by a small group of concerned citizens in 1985, originally as the Council on Alcoholism of Atlantic County. Since that time, the organization has substantially increased the level of service that it provides to people who live, work, or attend school in Atlantic County. The original funding consisted mainly of a $25,000 annual grant from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholism. And the agency became a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the United Way of Atlantic County. Robert Zlotnick was hired as executive director in 1995 and the agency, now renamed Atlantic Prevention Resources (APR), continued to expand the services offered. APR subsequently joined the Statewide Prevention Affiliate Network of New Jersey, later renamed the New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN). The agency continued to grow and in 2004, APR purchased a larger, more modern facility in Pleasantville. In 2008, APR became licensed by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outpatient alcohol and drug counseling for adults and in 2013 moved its administrative and prevention programs to Absecon. Currently the agency employs 20 staff members (12 full-time) working on more than 30 different grants, programs, and projects.