Florida Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Florida is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 11.75% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 7,827 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Florida, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for substance abuse available to residents of the Sunshine State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Florida National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Florida Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-210-1303 anytime to be connected with a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The website also offers links to helpful resources and much more. Call now. Help is standing by.
Florida Health SAMH Program
The state’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program exists “to prevent and reduce substance abuse and its negative effects on health,” according to its website. Floridians may also dial 850-245-4444 to reach Florida Health. The site and number will each provide state
residents with a multitude of resources regarding alcohol/substance abuse.
Florida Public Health Dept.
Call 850-487-2929 to reach Florida’s Public Health Department’s substance abuse hotline. Their dependence program offers professional addiction treatment resources. You may also visit their website by clicking here.