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

Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke at Home More Likely to Have ADHD

image Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with their peers who don't live with smokers, according to a new study.

The more smoke children were exposed to, the greater the chance they had ADHD, Reuters reports.

The study included 2,357 children ages 4 to 12 in Spain.

Parents reported the amount of time their children were exposed daily to secondhand smoke. They also answered questions about their children's mental health.

Overall, children who were exposed regularly to secondhand smoke for an hour or more every day were almost three times more likely to have some type of mental disorder.

Children exposed to secondhand smoke for an hour or more each day were more than three times as likely to have ADHD.

The researcher caution that the study does not prove that secondhand smoke exposure causes mental health problems.

The findings are published in Tobacco Control.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke. In children, secondhand smoke causes ear infections; more frequent and severe asthma attacks; respiratory infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia); respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and shortness of breath; and a greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

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