California Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and California is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 15% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 10,901 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on California, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for substance abuse available to residents of the Golden State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
California National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the California 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.
Drug Abuse Hotline California
The National Drug Helpline has partnered with California state government to offer the drug abuse hotline for California residents. Call 844-289-0879 or click here to visit the website, which provides plenty of state-based resources for help with substance abuse, including alcohol abuse.
Residents of Cali can dial 211 or text their zip code to 898211 to be connected to a live specialist offering help and resources free and anonymously. The 211 helpline is nationwide, but for California residents specifically, you can click here for the 211 CA website which provides additional resources.