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

Advocacy Update


CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act)

Last week, the House of Representatives passed S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 by a vote of 407-5.  The bill is now headed to the Senate and then to President Obama for his signature.  It has been almost three years since the bill was first introduced.

CARA would expand prevention and education initiatives, strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs, expand availability of naloxone and provide necessary training to expand treatment for opioid and heroin addiction. 

For details on the bill, click here.

Final Rules on Medication-Assisted Treatment Published

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued final regulations intended to increase access to medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine products in physician offices.  The new limit, effective August 5, 2016 when the regulation goes into effect, will be 275 patients.  There are several eligibility requirements for physicians including having a current waiver to treat up to 100 patients and maintaining that waiver for at least one year.  Other requirements include being Board-certified in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry; practicing in a qualified practice; having no Medicare privilege revocations, and no violations of the Controlled Substances Act.  For full details, click here.