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If you have come to our site seeking information, guidance, or referral services for yourself or another person, you have come to the right place. Wellspring is here to provide education and support to those who need assistance confronting the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence.

Information & Referral

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Treatment Referrals
Suffering from an addiction problem? We can help you find a treatment facility. You can either browse through our local Treatment Directory, allow us to make suggested referrals by using our self-administered Screening Tool, or if you prefer speaking with one of our professionals, call our confidential Referral Helpline. We are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can also contact us via email at mail@wellspringprevention.org. While not intended to diagnose a substance abuse problem, each of these options will help narrow your search for a program that best meets your needs. Note that the options provided do not represent an exhaustive list of all available programs or constitute an endorsement of particular programs. However, these are programs we have worked with and have consistently received positive feedback from those who have accessed their services. 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).
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.
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Jason Surks Memorial Resource Center
The Jason Surks Memorial Prevention Resource Center at Wellspring serves as a clearinghouse for free information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Explore our vast collection of online information and helpful links, or visit us at our East Brunswick, NJ location to access free pamphlets, posters and DVD lending library.
More than just a physical and web-based library, our Resource Center is people. If you need assistance planning an educational program, need information for a health fair, or would like to contract with our staff to provide presentations in your community, please call us at 732-254-3344 or send us an email request at info@wellspringprevention.org.

CDC Report: Fewer Drunk Youth and Young Adults on Our Roads

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Youth and young adult driving under the influence of any psychoactive substance is an important public health problem that needs the attention of parents, public health officials, law enforcement, and federal and state officials.

Which is why a release of findings but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are important.

The CDC released data showing that America's teenagers and young adults are much less likely to drive drunk than they used to be -- but the rate of driving while stoned has been slower to improve.

The report indicates that between 2002 and 2014, "the prevalence of driving under the influence of alcohol alone and alcohol and marijuana combined significantly declined among persons aged 16–20 years and 21–25 years," the CDC concluded. Among 16- to 20-year-olds, the drunk driving rate fell 59 percent.Among the 21 to 25 set, the rate fell by 38 percent.

The report notes that motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among 16- to 25-year-olds in the United States. Obiosuly, any reduction in DUI rates among that age group is welcome.

The findings in this report are subject to at least four limitations.

First, data are self-reported and are subject to recall and social desirability bias, and individual perception of driving impairment. Second, only respondents who reported past-year marijuana use, did not report the use of any other illegal drugs in the past year, and reported driving under the influence of drugs in the past year were coded in the survey as having driven under the influence of marijuana in the past year. Therefore, the estimates of driving under the influence of marijuana alone and combined with alcohol do not include the 35.9 percent of all marijuana users who reported using some other illicit drug in the past year, and as a result, the estimated number of persons who self-reported driving under the influence of marijuana in the past year likely was underestimated. Third, given the differences in marijuana legislation among states, some marijuana users could possibly have responded negatively to NSDUH's original question, which might have contributed to underestimation of driving under the influence of marijuana. Finally, currently no level of consumption to determine impairment of driving while under the influence of marijuana exists; therefore, self-reported data are subject to various interpretations of impairment (i.e., being under the influence) among individual users, and likely represent a conservative estimate.

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