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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.

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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.

AAA Report: No Scientific Basis for Setting Legal Limits for Marijuana and Driving

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A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes there is no scientific basis for setting legal limits for marijuana and driving.

These limits are arbitrary and unsupported by science, the group says.

States that allow recreational use of marijuana have legal tests for driving while impaired by the drug, the Associated Press reports.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is calling for repeal of those laws.

These laws could result in unsafe drivers going free, while others are wrongfully convicted for impaired driving, the group said.

In five of the six states that have legalized recreational marijuana, it is presumed a driver is guilty of drugged driving if the person tests higher than the blood-test threshold for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

The foundation is recommending that states replace these laws with measures that would allow specially trained police officers to determine if a driver is impaired. Police could test for the presence of THC, instead of looking for a specific threshold.

“There is understandably a strong desire by both lawmakers and the public to create legal limits for marijuana impairment in the same manner we do alcohol,” Marshall Doney, AAA’s President and CEO said in a statement. “In the case of marijuana, this approach is flawed and not supported by scientific research.”

According to the report, people with relatively high levels of THC in their systems may not be impaired, especially if they use marijuana regularly. In contrast, some drivers with relatively low THC levels may drive unsafely. This finding is very different from alcohol, where it is known that crash risk increases significantly when a person has higher blood-alcohol concentrations, the foundation notes.

The report found the percentage of drivers involved in deadly crashes who recently used marijuana more than doubled from 8 to 17 percent between 2013 and 2014 in Washington, which legalized recreational marijuana in December 2012.

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