Information

If you have come to our site seeking information, guidance, or referral services you have come to the right place.
Wellspring provides education and support to those who need assistance confronting the disease of dependence.

Thank you for stopping by our Information & Referral portal. Whether you are seeking information on substance abuse, the type of treatments available, wish to speak to one of our Preventionists about treatment options, or wish to do it anonymously on our website, you’ve come to the right place. Below are links to our Treatment Options Overview and our On-Line Referral tool. At any time, you can call our helpline (732-254-3344) to speak to one of our Preventionists. If you live outside of Middlesex County New Jersey, you can get help now by calling the New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline anytime at 844-276-2777. You can also access the New Jersey Mental Health Cares Information and Referral Helpline at 1-866-202-HELP (4357).

Wellspring has compiled a detailed guide to help you understand the various types of treatment options available. Each level of treatment from detoxification to inpatient and outpatient programs to support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous will be explained, so you can make the best decision for you.

Wellspring has replicated our call-in helpline through our online Self-Help Tool. After providing some relevant information, this tool will provide you with a personalized level of treatment is most appropriate to you. In addition to recommended treatment providers you will also receive recommendations on 12-step groups appropriate for you.

The Jason Surks Memorial Prevention Resource Center is a repository of information related to a wide variety of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues. We offer an extensive online library of downloadable pamphlets, links to authoritative articles, and original content related to Alcohol, Drugs, Youth & Teens, as well as Parents & Families. We also offer a comprehensive collection of Helpful Links to national resources regarding Treatment, Special Populations, Prevention, Government Agencies, Community-based Organizations, and 12-Step Support.

If you live outside of New Jersey, reach out to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at www.ncadd.org or 212-269-7797 to find your nearest local resources.

Recovery Resources

According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.

Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. There are four major dimensions that support recovery:

  • Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

Substance Use Navigator

Many families, schools, and systems are facing the issue of teen addictions. Often times, when services are needed, those around the teens are unsure of where to get help. The role of the Substance Use Navigator includes:

  • Build inter-system relationships and serve as a resource for system partners and the community at large within one- of the 15 defined service areas (all counties are represented).
  • Focus is on supporting seamless access to and treatment of substance use services including, but not limited to, Children's System of Care services, specialized treatment needs of transition age youth, and helping community partners to recognize indicators of substance use and how appropriate services are accessed.
  • Become fully knowledgeable of the continuum of care within the Children's System of Care, as well as all available substance use treatment services, providers, and advocacy agencies within the defined service area.