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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.

Drug Use Among U.S. Workers Increasing

image Drug use among American workers appears to be increasing, based on the results of drug tests.

Traces of drugs were found in 3.9 percent of urine tests conducted for employers last year, up from 3.7 percent in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Before 2013, positive drug tests decreased almost every year for 24 years, from 13.6 percent in 1988 to 3.5 percent in 2013.

Some positive drug test results are discounted if a worker can produce a doctor's prescription for a legal drug, but most of the positive tests reflect illicit use, according to Dr. Barry Sample of Quest Diagnostics, which released the findings this week. He said the rising positive drug test rate is driven by increases in marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine use.

Marijuana, the drug most commonly found by testing, accounted for almost half of all positive tests. Other commonly found drugs included amphetamines, oxycodone, and benzodiazepines such as Xanax.

Sample said the increase in positive drug tests reflects a rise in substance use in the broader population. A report released last September found 9.4 percent of Americans ages 12 and older said they used illicit drugs in 2013, up from 9.2 percent in 2012 and 8.7 percent in 2011.

The 2014 report found almost 20 million people said they used marijuana, while 4.5 million Americans said they had taken prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past month. In addition, 1.5 million people said they used cocaine, 595,000 used methamphetamine and 289,000 used heroin.

Sample noted that positive drug tests increased sharply in 2013 in Colorado and Washington compared with the rest of the country.

Those two states have legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. Last year, the rate of increase in those two states was similar to the national average, which may indicate use in those states has "leveled off," he said.

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