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.

Almost Three-Fourths of Smokers in Worldwide Study Aren’t Considering Quitting

image Almost 75 percent of smokers in a 21-country study are not considering quitting, HealthDay reports.

Most of the smokers who think about quitting don't actively take steps to give up cigarettes, the study found.

The study, which did not include smokers in the United States, was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers analyzed data from more than 57,000 smokers.

They found smoking rates ranged from 4 percent in Nigeria to 39 percent in Russia.

Rates of smokers who knew they should stop smoking but weren't ready to quit, known as the "contemplation" stage of quitting, ranged from 7 percent in Indonesia to 31 percent in Qatar. Only 7 percent of smokers worldwide were actually preparing to quit.

The researchers said the findings could be used to help nations design more effective smoking cessation programs.

They urged the use of health care providers to help smokers reflect on their smoking behavior. They also recommended that communities organize "smoker cessation clubs," where past smokers meet and exchange their success stories, in order to influence smokers to think about quitting.

They noted that adoption of strategies such as the use of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and in conspicuous public places, such as billboards, have increased smokers' awareness of the health risks of smoking.

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