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

Almost 10% of Full-Time Workers Have Had Recent Substance Abuse Problem

image A new government study finds almost 10 percent of full-time workers in the United States report having had a recent substance abuse problem.

Nearly 9 percent of workers reported heavy drinking in the past month. Heavy drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in one sitting on five or more days in the past month.

About the same number of workers said they had used illegal drugs during the past 30 days.

The findings come from surveys of more than 11,500 adults with full-time jobs, according to HealthDay.

"Substance use issues pose an enormous risk to the health, safety and productivity of American workers," Pamela Hyde, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in a news release.

Heavy drinking was most prevalent among miners (17.5 percent), and least likely among health care and social assistance workers (4.4 percent). Drug use was most common among hotel and food service employees (19 percent) and least common among public administration workers (4 percent).

SAMSA found overall levels of substance use disorders among American workers have remained constant since the last such study, conducted in 2007. The new survey did detect some changes. For example, the rate of illegal drug use rose among hotel and food service industry workers, while substance use disorders among construction workers fell.

"Substance use issues pose an enormous risk to the health, safety and productivity of American workers," Hyde said. "Every segment of the community needs to help tackle this problem, including employers."

The New York Times reported Saturday that a growing number of workers in a wide variety of professions are abusing stimulants in an effort to stay competitive.

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