Wellspring Center for Prevention

Wellspring Center for Prevention provides a wide variety of services in several formats to meet the needs of a diverse audience. In addition to providing a wealth of information on its website, Wellspring Center for Prevention publishes several blogs and has developed educational programs targeted at health care professionals, educators, parents, children, and others facing the challenges and affects of substance abuse every day. Wellspring Center for Prevention has counselors who are available to help you, your organization, or someone you know where you can gain the knowledge and tools necessary to reduce or eliminate problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

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Wellspring Center for Prevention is a non-profit, community-based health organization providing prevention, education, information, and referral services to county residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, municipal alliances, and social service agencies since 1980. The mission of Wellspring Center for Prevention is to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities of Middlesex County through the reduction or elimination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use problems.


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 am to 9 pm. You can also contact us via email at mail@ncadd-middlesex.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.

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Addiction Counselors
Wellspring Center for Prevention offers all 270 hours of addiction coursework required for initial credentialing as a Licensed (LCADC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in New Jersey and many other states. Courses are offered through an interactive online format, and can also be used to meet renewal hours, continuing education credits, and professional development hours. We offer at least 60 hours of classroom based advanced coursework toward the renewal of these credentials
Prevention Specialists
Wellspring Center for Prevention offers all 120 hours of prevention coursework required for initial credentialing as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) in New Jersey. These courses may also be taken towards renewal hours for several other allied behavioral health professionals. Courses are offered in our comfortable training facility in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
School Faculty
Wellspring Center for Prevention offers nine one-hour professional development courses in an online format for New Jersey teachers and other school staff. Courses meet Department of Education professional development hours related to substance abuse, child abuse, youth suicide, and bullying.


Innovations In Prevention

We all belong to various communities, whether they are our families, neighborhoods, places of worship, or local senior centers. For prevention to truly be effective, it must impact us where we live. It must be Wellspring Center for Prevention offers a wide variety of evidence-based prevention programs tailored for each of the communities we call home.
When most people think of prevention, they think of school programs. Unfortunately, if you ask any child, you will learn that too many programs do no good at all or even encourage experimentation with alcohol and other drugs. At Wellspring Center for Prevention, we know our programs are effective, because they have all been rigorously evaluated to document their impact.
More than a program, Pathways is a partnership between Wellspring Center for Prevention and a school district designed to provide everything a child needs, so that when they are in the classroom all they need to worry about is what is happening in that classroom. Our current partnership with Carteret High School creates a safe, structured environment within the school to address the social and health needs of students, ensuring that they are better able to graduate, become employable or continue their education, and lead physically and mentally healthy, drug-free lives.

Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
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