Last year, Oregon ranked as the state with the highest prevalence of mental illness. On top of that, in 2018, nearly two state residents died of drug overdoses. Another sad fact is that nearly 13% of Oregon residents report using illicit drugs according to whitehouse.gov, when the national average is 8% or so. There is a problem here. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Beaver 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.
Oregon Health Authority
The OHA offers a multitude of hotlines for many different needs. For our purposes, we want to share both the Alcohol and Drug Helpline, which can be reached at 1-800-923-4357 and the Mental Health Crisis/Suicide Helpline, which can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.
For state residents under 18, there is a hotline to call for any and all mental health or substance abuse needs, and the number is 1-877-968-8491 or you can text “teen2teen” to 839863.
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.