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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 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

Attorneys General Pressure E-Cigarette Industry to Stop Targeting Minors

image Attorneys general in more than a dozen states are using state and local laws to pressure the e-cigarette industry to stop marketing to minors, according to Reuters.

The attorneys general of states including California, New York, Indiana and Ohio are applying pressure at all levels, from large tobacco companies to neighborhood vape shops, the article notes.

Their campaign has accelerated since government researchers published a report in April that found e-cigarette use among teens tripled from 2013 to 2014.

An estimated 13 percent of high school students used e-cigarettes last year—compared with 9 percent who smoked traditional cigarettes.

"The key is to avoid another generation being addicted to nicotine," said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

In August 2014, a group of 29 state attorneys general urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose restrictions on e-cigarettes.

They asked for a ban on television ads and on candy and fruit flavors. In April 2014, the FDA proposed regulations that would prohibit e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18, but did not ban ads, online sales or candy or fruit flavors.

The FDA proposal is still under review. E-cigarette use remains legal for minors in states that have not passed laws banning it. While the FDA is likely to finalize its e-cigarette regulations later this summer, it could be several years before the federal rules go into effect, according to the article.

Forty-six states have passed laws banning e-cigarette sales to minors, and 12 states have passed laws requiring child-proof packaging for e-liquids and e-cigarettes. Attorneys general are using these laws to try to force companies to stop running ads that appeal to teens.

They are also trying to require e-cigarette companies to use child-proof packaging and stronger age verification systems for their websites and online deliveries.

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