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

44 Percent of Americans Say They Have Tried Marijuana

image A new Gallup poll finds 44 percent of American adults say they have tried marijuana.

This is the largest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1969. Only 4 percent of Americans that year said they had used marijuana.

Each year, more Americans say they have tried marijuana, Gallup said.

This may reflect either an increase in the percentage of people who have used the drug, or an increased willingness of people to admit they have done so, the organization notes.

The poll found 11 percent of Americans say they currently smoke marijuana, while 19 percent say they smoke cigarettes. In 2013, 7 percent of Americans said they smoked marijuana.

According to Gallup, 18 percent of Americans ages 18 to 30 say they currently smoke marijuana. The poll found 18 percent of people with no religious affiliation have used marijuana, compared with 6 percent of those who identify themselves as Catholic and 5 percent of those who identify themselves as Protestant.

Forty-seven percent of men have tried marijuana, compared with 35 percent of women. The poll found 13 percent of men and 6 percent of women say they are current marijuana users.

Among adults who earn less than $30,000 a year, 14 percent say they are current marijuana users, compared with 7 percent of those earning $75,000 or more.