Tennessee Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Tennessee is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 10.47% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 3,813 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Tennessee, 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 Volunteer State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Tennessee National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Tennessee 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.
The state’s Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) sponsors a 24/7 helpline for all residents. Call or text 1-800-889-9789 to be connected with a referral specialist who can supply you with assistance and resources. Click here to visit the website.
DMHSAS 24/7 Helpline
The department also offers its own helpline for all residents. Call 855-274-7471 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the webpage which also has a link for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, a group dedicated to reducing alcohol consumption statewide and offering free services.