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

ASAM Celebrates as Addiction Medicine is Recognized as New Medical Subspecialty


The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) celebrates with the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), physicians, health care professionals, community leaders, and state and federal officials as addiction medicine is formally recognized as a new subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

This recognizes addiction as a preventable and treatable disease, helping to shed the stigma of misunderstanding that has long plagued it and provides a new career option for medical students, residents and physicians interested in specializing in the treatment of addiction.

"For decades, the recognition of addiction medicine has been promoted by ASAM. It has been a key part of our mission and couldn’t come at more critical time," said ASAM President Dr. Jeffrey Goldsmith. "With the staggering rise of substance misuse and addiction, expanding the expert workforce needed to address the challenge is paramount."

Recognition will make it possible for addiction medicine fellowship training programs to seek accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) leading to increased access to funding for fellowship training. It also brings other benefits including health network inclusion for addiction medicine specialists and a recognition that those who provide expert care meet the "gold standard" in board certification. "When I was ASAM president ten years ago, the Board had the vision to appoint a special group to develop the plan to reach this historical milestone," said Dr. Elizabeth Howell, ASAM Past President. "So many ASAM members and other committed leaders should be recognized for their years of work and commitment in making this possible."

It is anticipated that decisions related to practice pathway, future certification exams, and maintenance of certification will be announced by ABMS and ABPM. More detailed information will be available on the websites of ABPM ( and ABAM (

"ASAM is delighted that it will be hosting a special session at its 2016 Annual Conference in Baltimore next month where ABPM and ABAM officials can provide more details to attendees about the ramifications of this milestone and answer their questions," said Dr. Goldsmith.