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

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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.

43 Percent of Americans Say Relative or Close Friend Has Substance Use Issue

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A new poll finds 43 percent of Americans say they have a relative or close friend with a substance use issue, and 62 percent say at least one type of substance use is a serious problem in their community, the Associated Press reports.

The national Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found seven in 10 Americans believe not enough is being done to find better addiction treatment or to make treatment programs more accessible.

Sixty-one percent want to see more effort made to crack down on drug dealers.

The poll found 61 percent of respondents said they support legalizing marijuana. One-third endorse legalization with no restrictions, while 43 percent say there should be restrictions on purchase amounts. One-quarter of those who support legalization only approve of its use when prescribed by a doctor.

Only 21 percent of respondents said all or most doctors and dentists regularly prescribe painkillers more than is necessary. Of those who think even a few doctors and dentists overprescribe painkillers, 89 percent believe this practice contributes to drug dependence and overdoses.

“There is mounting evidence that drug abuse is having a serious impact on communities across the U.S. We found that Americans want to see improvements to treatments for users but also punishment for drug dealers,” Trevor Tompson, Director of the Associated Press-NORC Center, said in a news release. “This survey provides policymakers with specific information about how the American people understand the problem and the solutions they support.”

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