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

FDA’s E-Cigarette Rules Likely to Reshape Industry

image New regulations for e-cigarettes are likely to have a large impact on the industry, experts say.

The rules could force many small e-cigarette businesses to close, while benefitting large tobacco companies.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to require federal approval for most e-cigarette devices and flavored liquid nicotine juices, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The agency is likely to announce the new rules within the next two months.

The approval process will be costly, ranging from $2 million to $10 million for each item, the article notes. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, which represents vapor shops and manufacturers, estimates the rule could force 99 percent of the industry to go out of business.

The result, experts say, would be a reduced supply of liquid nicotine, and increased costs for both shop owners and e-cigarette users. B

ig tobacco companies with their own e-cigarette brands, such as Altria and Reynolds American, would likely benefit because they can afford the approval process, according to Kevin Altman, a consultant to the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America.

The FDA proposed rules for regulating e-cigarettes in April 2014.

The rules would ban the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco to anyone under age 18. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes and cigars would have to register with the FDA, give the agency a detailed account of the products' ingredients, describe their manufacturing process and scientific data, and submit to FDA inspections.

Companies would no longer be allowed to offer free samples. E-cigarettes would be required to come with warning labels stating they contain nicotine, which is addictive.

Under the proposed rules, companies would have six months to register products and ingredients, and two years to complete the approval process.

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