Information & Referral

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

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 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 or 212-269-7797 to find your nearest local resources.
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

Alcohol Plays Part in Over a Third of Thanksgiving Traffic Fatalities


More than a third of traffic crash fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday are alcohol related, according to 2014 statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT.)

According to Newsweek, the DOT defines the holiday period as Wednesday evening through early Monday morning, rather than just Thanksgiving Day.

Of the 466 people killed in traffic crashes last year, 161 involved alcohol-impaired drivers, or 35 percent. That was up from 33 percent in Thanksgiving 2013.

That the number has fallen drastically since the 1980s, when more than 50 percent of such fatalities were alcohol-related.

The alcohol-impairment ratio for the Christmas holiday is a similar 34 percent, while more than half of New Year's Day fatalities are alcohol-related.

This year, the National Safety Council estimates 433 people will be killed during the Thanksgiving long weekend. The council links some of these fatalities to seat belts: in 2013, the 13 percent of drivers and passengers who didn't wear seat belts made up over 44 percent of fatalities.