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

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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.

All U.S. Public Housing Will Go Smoke-Free by 2018

All U.S. Public Housing Will Go Smoke-Free by 2018The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its final rule to require more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to implement smoke-free policies in their developments.The rule, which gives public housing agencies 18 months to comply, will prohibit lit tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and waterpipes, in all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and all outdoor areas within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings.A statement from Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), follows:“By eliminating secondhand smoke exposure in public housing units,more than 2 million U.S. residents living in public housing will breathe clean, smoke-free air where they live, improving the health of an estimated 760,000 children and more than 300,000 senior citizens.“In addition to giving everyone the right to smoke-free air, smoke-free public housing will also encourage resident cigarette smokers to quit, which is why it’s essential such residents have access to affordable and comprehensive cessation services through private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.“While this final rule represents a significant public health improvement, it could have been stronger had it included electronic cigarettes. Serious questions remain about the health effects of inhaling electronic cigarette aerosol, especially by vulnerable populations such as children, and permitting their use could pose enforcement challenges.“ACS CAN is ready to assist HUD with implementation of this rule. Additionally, we will continue to advocate for strong, comprehensive smoke-free policies that prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and reduce exposure to the serious dangers of secondhand smoke. The most effective way to tackle tobacco use is through significant tobacco tax increases, smoke-free policies and fully funding state tobacco prevention and cessation programs.”

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