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.

Economy Benefits From Reduction in Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

image The drop in alcohol-related car crashes over the past few decades has benefited the U.S. economy, according to a new study in the journal Injury Prevention.

Researchers found alcohol-involved crash reductions since 1984-1986 increased economic output in 2010 by an estimated $20 billion, raised the U.S. gross domestic product by $10 billion, increased U.S. income by $6.5 billion, and created 215,000 jobs.

The reduction in alcohol-related crashes contributed to 5 percent of the $200 million compounded average annual growth in the gross domestic product from 1985 to 2013, the researchers reported.

"Alcohol-involved crashes drag down the U.S. economy," they wrote. "On average, each of the 25.5 billion miles Americans drove impaired in 2010 reduced economic output by $0.80. Those losses are preventable."

Installing breath-controlled ignitions or crash avoidance systems may help further reduce alcohol-related car crashes, lead researcher Ted Miller told Reuters.

Miller explained that reducing car crashes benefits the economy in part because people who avoid motor vehicle accidents are not forced to take time off from work, and can spend money on other services. In addition, employers do not have to pay benefits for disability, pay injured workers for time off, and hire additional workers to replace them.

"What's happening by reducing impaired driving, we're reducing the fringe benefit bill that employers have to pay," Miller said.

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