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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.

Employees’ Opioid Use Taking Financial Toll on Companies

image Employers in areas with high rates of opioid abuse say employees' use of prescription painkillers and heroin is taking a financial toll on their companies.

Problems range from lower productivity to higher turnover, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Some employers in Allen County, Ohio say up to 70 percent of job applicants are failing drug tests, according to Jed Metzger, President of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Employees in the greater Cincinnati area, which includes parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, have tested positive for opioids after being involved in accidents, ranging from damaging property with heavy equipment to crashing company vehicles.

In addition to higher accident rates, employee opioid use can contribute to increased theft and absenteeism, says Trey Grayson, President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Job performance can also suffer for employees who do not use opioids themselves, but have a family member who does, he notes. "All of these things bring real cost to employers," Grayson said.

Between 2003 and 2013, overall drug use among U.S. workers declined 18 percent, but rose for certain opioids, including Dilaudid and Vicodin, according to Quest Diagnostics.

Companies are responding to employee opioid use by expanding drug testing, introducing zero-tolerance policies and adding employee-assistance programs for workers who need addiction treatment.

One company, ChemDesign of Marinette, Wisconsin, is bringing in law enforcement to train supervisors in how to spot signs of drug use. The company has joined with two other local businesses to start a program to teach workers about the dangers of opioids, and how to deal with a child who shows signs of addiction.

The companies hope the program will discourage employees from thinking they can simply switch companies if they test positive for drug use at their current job.

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