Rhode Island Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Rhode Island is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 17.98% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 455 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year, but that’s a big number for a small state.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Rhode Island, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for help with substance abuse available to residents of Little Rhody. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Rhode Island National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Rhode Island Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-312-5559 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.
Recovery & Hope Hotline
The state’s Department of Health sponsors a free and anonymous hotline for all residents. Call 401-414-5465 to be connected with a licensed counselor ready to offer support, tips, referrals and more. Visit the webpage for more information.
Recovery Community Centers
The state’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals offers a comprehensive website dedicated to linking RI residents with their local recovery community center. Click here for a list of centers, and contact info as well.