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

Addiction Treatment Patients Trained To Manage Their Healthcare May Have Better Outcomes


Research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reveals that teaching patients in addiction treatment how to communicate with physicians, and providing training on using an electronic health records portal, empowers them to better engage in their health management.

This in turn may increase the likelihood that they will refrain from using drugs and alcohol, and remain in addiction treatment longer.

In this six-month study, about half of the patients were assigned to LINKAGE, a program which provided health information, guidance on how to effectively communicate with healthcare providers, and training in the patient portal.

The remaining participants were given Usual Care, which provided information on medical problems associated with alcohol and other drug use.

All participants received standard treatment, including medical exams, detoxification, therapy groups, individual counseling, and 12-step meetings.

LINKAGE, compared to Usual Care participants, logged into the portal more often, sent more messages to their primary care providers, viewed test results more often, and were more likely to discuss alcohol and other drug use with their primary care physicians. Patients participating in all six LINKAGE sessions had higher portal use, increased abstinence, and longer time in addiction treatment, compared to those who participated in fewer sessions.More research is needed to see if these benefits extend past six months.

For a copy of the abstract, "Examination of the Effects of an Intervention Aiming to Link Patients Receiving Addiction Treatment With Health Care The LINKAGE Clinical Trial," published in JAMA Psychiatry, click here.

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