Illinois Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotlines

According to a 2018 study performed by USC Schaeffer, Illinois has a higher-than-average rate of hospitalization of patients with mental illness. Furthermore, Illinois spends much less than the national average on treatment resources. Add to the mix the fact that approximately 15% of adult Illinois residents suffer from some form of depression and there’s a problem. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Prairie State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.

 

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and other Substances

Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Helpline is the single most resourceful statewide program when it comes to finding treatment for substance abuse. Help is offered for mental health issues as well, despite the name. They offer a free and confidential 24/7 hotline that can be reached at 1-833-234-6343. Multiple languages are offered. You may also text “HELP” to 833234.

 

Chicago Area Service Office

Connected with Alcoholics Anonymous, residents of Illinois may call 1-312-346-1475 to receive free and confidential information, treatment, and/or counseling for adults struggling with substance abuse.

 

National Rehab Hotline

Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.