NEW JERSEY – In a letter to Governor Murphy Wednesday, Senator Anthony M. Bucco requested the loosening of the 25-person cap on alcohol and narcotics support group meetings.
“When people know they need help, and they are actively seeking that help, we can’t afford to turn them away at the door,” Bucco said. “The stakes are too high. Lives depend on it.”
With the return of in-person recovery meetings, Bucco said organizations are anticipating a significant increase in attendance.
“To help them effectively meet the current spike in demand, I am asking the Governor to give 12-step meetings the same considerations that have been granted to religious and other groups,” Bucco said. “Allow them to practice responsible social distancing and exceed the 25-person limit.”