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.

Almost One-Tenth of American Teens Say They Have Tried Hashish

image Nearly 10 percent of American teens say they have tried hashish, according to a new study.

A quarter of teens who have tried marijuana have also used hashish, which contains a greater concentration of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

While a marijuana cigarette has about 0.5 to 5 percent THC, hashish contains between 2 and 20 percent, and sometimes as much as 50 percent, HealthDay reports.

The researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research analyzed data from more than 10,500 high school seniors.

They found other drug use was a risk factor for hashish use, as was regular cigarette smoking and frequent alcohol use. As the frequency of marijuana use increased, so did the risk for recent hashish use.

Teen girls were at low risk for using hashish, but not for marijuana.

The findings are published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

The study used data from the annual Monitoring The Future survey of teens. The most recent Monitoring the Future survey, released in December, found teens are using less marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes. The study found marijuana use among teens declined from 26 percent in 2013 to 24 percent in 2014.

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