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

Driver Alcohol Detection System Closer to Becoming a Reality

image A driver alcohol detection system that would be installed in cars could be ready for production in five years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.

The system would determine if a person sitting in the driver's seat is intoxicated, without requiring them to breathe into an interlock device, Fox News reports.

Researchers are refining two technologies that will allow the system to focus solely on the driver, and isolate them from passengers who have consumed alcohol. One technology collects air from the driver's breath and directs it to infrared sensors in the car, which can analyze the ratio of carbon dioxide to alcohol.

The second technology involves a start button or gearshift lever that the driver would have to touch to operate the car. It uses a beam of infrared light on the blood just below the surface of the skin to measure alcohol content. If one or both of the technologies determine the driver is intoxicated, the vehicle will not start, the article notes.

The $10 million cost of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) is being split by NHTSA and its auto industry partners.

"DADSS has enormous potential to prevent drunk driving in specific populations such as teen drivers and commercial fleets, and making it an option available to vehicle owners would provide a powerful new tool in the battle against drunk driving deaths," NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said in a news release.

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