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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.

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.

E-Cigarette Use Remains at 10 Percent of Adults Amid Questions of Health

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A new online poll finds about 10 percent of adults say they use e-cigarettes, the same percentage as in a similar poll last year.

A growing number of adults have negative attitudes toward e-cigarettes, the Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

The poll of 9,766 adults found 47 percent said vaping is not healthier than smoking traditional cigarettes, compared with 38 percent last year.

This year, 43 percent of adults said they did not believe vaping can help people quit smoking, compared with 39 percent last year. The new poll found 66 percent said vaping can be addictive, while 61 percent held that view last year. Forty-nine percent this year said vaping could have a similar effect to secondhand tobacco smoke, compared with 42 percent in 2015.

Sales of e-cigarettes are expected to reach $4.1 billion this year, the article notes. Sales were down 6 percent in the first quarter of this year.

Some health experts note little is known about e-cigarettes’ potential health risks. They say they are concerned that teens who use the devices may become hooked on nicotine. Others say e-cigarettes are useful tools to help smokers quit.

In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that found e-cigarettes are now the most widely used tobacco product among teens. E-cigarette use rose among middle school and high school students from 2011 to 2015, the report found.

Three million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2015, an increase of 2.5 percent from the previous year. Among high school students, e-cigarette use rose from 1.5 percent to 16 percent, according to the report. Among middle school students, e-cigarette use increased from 0.6 percent to 5.3 percent during that period.Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration announced it is extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

The agency will ban sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18.

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