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.

10 Percent of U.S. Adults Use E-Cigarettes: Poll

image A new online poll finds about 10 percent of U.S. adults use e-cigarettes, significantly higher than a recent government estimate of 2.6 percent.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll found about 15 percent of those under age 40 use e-cigarettes. A

lmost 70 percent of current e-cigarette users started in the last year, Reuters reports.

Many e-cigarette users also smoke conventional cigarettes, the poll found. About 80 percent said using e-cigarettes was "a good way to help people quit smoking." Almost half of users said they started using the devices because of friends or family, and almost 40 percent said they liked being able to smoke indoors, as well as the lower cost over time.

Proponents of e-cigarettes argue the devices are safer than traditional cigarettes, which have been proven to contribute to lung cancer and other diseases, the article notes.

Last month a group of experts convened by the U.S. government concluded there is not enough evidence to support using e-cigarettes to quit smoking. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said medicines, including nicotine replacement products, along with behavior modification programs, are more effective.

The task force conducted an in-depth review of studies of smoking cessation methods. "There was not enough information to determine whether e-cigarettes are more helpful or harmful for smoking cessation," the experts wrote.

Both smoking cessation medications and nicotine replacement products are more effective than e-cigarettes in helping people quit, the report noted. Using medications and nicotine replacement products together are even more effective.

Using behavioral modification programs, such as support groups and counseling sessions, can further improve the odds of quitting smoking, the experts said.

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