North Carolina Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and North Carolina is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 10.87% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 3,981 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on North Carolina, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for help with substance abuse available to residents of the Tar Heel State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
North Carolina National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the North Carolina 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.
DHHS Crisis Lines
The NC Department of Health and Human Services offers a comprehensive website that lists six crisis hotlines, all region-based. Click here to reach the directory, or call 800-662-7030 to reach the DHHS Customer Service Center and be directed to the right resource for you.
Crisis Solutions Coalition
Also sponsored by the DHHS, the coalition exists to find and implement “…best known strategies for crisis care while reducing avoidable visits to emergency departments and involvement with the criminal justice system,” according to the DHHS webpage for the group. Call 984-236-5300 or click here to reach the Crisis Solutions website.