Information & Referral

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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

Employers Facing Challenges in Dealing with Prescription Drug Abuse


Employers face a number of challenges in dealing with workers’ prescription drug abuse.

Studies show people with addictions are much more likely to be sick, absent or use workers’ compensation benefits, according to NPR.

Opioids are often prescribed in workers’ compensation cases when painkillers are called for, the article notes.

“The more professional stature you have, the less likely you are going to be forced into recovery, and the longer your addiction is likely to go on unchecked,” said Patrick Krill, who directs a treatment program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation focusing on lawyers and judges. Krill notes the legal profession has twice the addiction rate of the general population.

A survey released last month found 80 percent of Indiana employers are impacted by prescription drug misuse and abuse. The National Safety Council (NSC) and Indiana’s Attorney General conducted the survey, which found 64 percent of employers believe prescription drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet are bigger problems than illegal drugs.

Only about half of employers have a written policy on using prescription drugs, the survey found. Three-quarters of employers say misusing prescription drugs is a justifiable reason for termination.

The testing firm Quest Diagnostics found just 13 percent of the estimated 6.5 million workplace drug tests screen for prescription painkillers, the article notes. Federal government workers in public safety positions who are required to undergo periodic drug testing are not tested for prescription opioids.

“Within federal agencies we don’t test so we can’t see exactly what the positivity rate would be in prescription drugs,” said Ron Flegel, Director of Workplace Programs for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “But we know from the private employers the percentage is quite high as far as people that are testing positive.” He said that new rules to be released in the coming months will include prescription painkillers in federal drug testing.