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

Doctors Often Don’t Warn College Students About Risks of Drinking, Drug Use

image Doctors are less likely to warn college students about the health risks of drinking, smoking or drug use than young adults not enrolled in college, according to a new survey.

College students are more likely to report they engage in binge drinking or driving under the influence than their peers who are not in college, the researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.

Lead author Dr. Ralph Hingson of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism told Reuters he was surprised by the results.

He noted there is strong evidence that brief screening and intervention by doctors reduces alcohol problems in young people. "(But) they don't always happen because providers, physicians, nurses and social workers don't routinely ask every young person about their drinking, drug use or smoking," he said.

The survey included more than 2,000 students, who were followed starting in 10th grade. They were questioned again when they were a year past high school graduation. The survey found 42 percent were enrolled in a four-year college, 25 percent were enrolled in a two-year college, and 33 percent were not enrolled in any college.

Three-quarters of college students said they had seen a doctor in the previous year, compared with 65 percent of those who were not students. More than 70 percent of young people in every group were asked about drinking, drug use or smoking. However, less than half of college students were told about the risks of substance use, compared with 53 to 57 percent of those who were not students.

Among young people who drank, smoked or used drugs at least six times a month, those who were not students were more likely than college students to be told to reduce or stop these activities. Overall, only about 20 percent of young people were told to reduce or stop their substance use.

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