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

Do You Know About CARA?

image CARA - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015, S. 524/H.R. 953

Earlier this year, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 was reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bills are identical and would provide resources and offer incentives to state and local communities to expand drug treatment, prevention and recovery efforts. If enacted, the bill would:

  • Expand opioid and heroin prevention and educational efforts, especially those targeting youth, parents and other caretakers, and the elderly, and promote treatment and recovery.
  • Expand the availability of naloxone to law enforcement agencies and other first responders.
  • Expand resources to identify and treat incarcerated individuals suffering from addiction disorders through collaboration with criminal justice system and by providing evidence-based treatment.
  • Expand disposal sites for unwanted prescription medications.
  • Launch an evidence-based opioid and heroin treatment and intervention program to expand best practices throughout the country.
  • Launch a medication assisted treatment and intervention demonstration program.
  • Strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs.

The Senate bill (S. 524) was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Robert Portman (R-OH) and has 10 cosponsors; it has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The House bill (H.R. 953) was introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and has eight cosponsors; it has been referred to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

For full text of the bills, please click here.