Hawaii Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Arizona is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 12.24% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 269 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year, but that’s a big number for a state with a small residential population.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Hawaii, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for substance abuse available to residents of the Aloha State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Hawaii National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Hawaii 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.
Sponsored by the Hawaiian Department of Health, Hawai’i CARES is “a free mental health and substance use call center,” according to its website. Citizens of any of the Hawaiian Islands can call 808-832-3100 or for a toll-free option, 800-753-6879. You’ll be connected to a crisis screener who will direct you to the most appropriate resource.
The state’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) is the primary source for the funding of publicly available substance abuse recovery. According to the website, the “ADAD’s treatment efforts are designed to promote a statewide, culturally appropriate, comprehensive system of services to meet the treatment and recovery needs of individuals and families.” Call them at 808-692-7506 for more information.