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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 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.
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Alcohol Abuse More Likely in U.S.-Born Asian Americans Than in Those Born Abroad


Problematic drinking is more likely among Asian Americans born in the United States compared with those born abroad, a review of studies finds.

Overall, the prevalence of alcohol abuse among Asian Americans ages 18 to 25 increased fivefold between 1991 and 2002.

Studies of drinking patterns tend to lump all Asian Americans together, the review’s lead author, Derek Iwamoto of the University of Maryland, College Park, told NBC News. “The population tends to be overlooked given the model minority stereotype,” he said. “A lot of times larger national studies aggregate Asian Americans all together, meaning that they aggregate first, second, and third generations ... it really pulls the averages down for Asian Americans.”

Alcohol abuse prevalence among young adult Asian Americans rose from .74 percent in 1991 to 3.89 percent in 2002, Iwamoto reported in Alcohol Research Current Reviews.

“There was no statistically significant difference between white men and second generation Asian-American men,” Iwamoto said. “It really highlights that there are high risk groups of Asian Americans who do engage in problematic drinking.”

Alcohol abuse may be more likely in U.S.-born Asian Americans because they have adopted the values and beliefs of the more individualistic world views of Americans, the review states. Asian Americans historically have reported lower rates of alcohol misuse compared with other racial and ethnic groups, the researchers noted.Genetics may play a role in alcohol abuse in Asian Americans, Iwamoto said. Two genetic factors found predominantly in Asians—particularly East Asian subgroups—are associated with unpleasant reactions of alcohol intolerance.

“Some Asian Americans may not engage in that high-risk drinking, but if they are allergic to alcohol ... they might become drunk or intoxicated after drinking three beers versus someone who does not have that genetic makeup,” Iwamoto said.

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