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

Doctors’ Group Urges FDA to Ban Flavorings and Television Ads for E-Cigarettes

image The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes.

The group joins many other medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association, in calling on the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, according to HealthDay.

The ACP recommendation is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

The group says that despite the popularity of e-cigarettes, "the evidence regarding their safety and efficacy as a smoking cessation tool is limited." The group is concerned that the chemicals used in the devices can be harmful to smokers and bystanders.

ACP spokesman Ryan Crowley told HealthDay, "There are over 7,000 different flavorings in e-cigarettes, and the evidence shows that young people are attracted to these products because of the flavors. There are also concerns that there are harmful chemicals in the flavorings themselves."

He noted that the group's call for a ban on television ads for e-cigarettes follows its policy supporting bans on all tobacco ads.

The ACP supports taxing e-cigarettes and banning their use in indoor and outdoor public areas.

The group also called for more research on e-cigarettes.

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