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

Almost 60 Percent of Americans Take at Least One Prescription Drug

image A new study finds almost 60 percent of American adults are taking at least one prescription drug, up sharply since 2000. Almost every type of medication is being used at a higher rate, the researchers report. Eight of the 10 most commonly used drugs in the United States are for high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes and other elements of “cardiometabolic syndrome.” The most commonly used individual drug in 2011-2012 was the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin (Zocor), which is taken by about 8 percent of U.S. adults, according to The Washington Post. The prevalence of prescription drug use increased from 51 percent in 1999-2000 to 59 percent in 2011-2012. The prevalence of polypharmacy—the use of five or more prescription drugs—increased from 8 percent to 15 percent. Use of medications for high blood pressure increased from 20 percent to 27 percent, while medication use for cholesterol drugs increased from 7 percent to 17...

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