Substance Use

Connecticut Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Connecticut (CT).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Connecticut?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Connecticut for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services(800) 563-4086None
2-1-1 Connecticut211None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Connecticut, the Constitution State, to call.

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List of Free Connecticut Addiction Helplines

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services operates an Access Line for Substance Use Services, providing confidential telephonic support to individuals struggling with substance use disorders and their families.

The Access Line offers information, referrals, and crisis intervention services, and can help connect individuals to appropriate treatment and support services. The Department is committed to improving access to quality care and promoting recovery for individuals with substance use disorders across the state.

2-1-1 Connecticut

2-1-1 Connecticut offers free 24/7 central call-in line for Connecticut residents looking for help for them or a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in CT.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Connecticut?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 552 deaths (up 183.1% from 2000)
  • 15.5 deaths per 100,000 people (up 171.9% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 3,557,006 (up 4.4% from 2000)

Connecticut has a high prevalence of alcohol use compared to the national average. According to the 2017-2018 National Household Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Connecticut has the 4th highest prevalence of current alcohol use (62.1%) in the U.S., higher than the national prevalence (51.4%). The rate of alcohol use in Connecticut has remained relatively stable, but the rate of drug overdose deaths has increased significantly in recent years.

According to the CDC, the 2020 Connecticut age-adjusted rate for drug-induced mortality was 39.1 per 100,000 population compared to the 2020 national rate of 28.3. The majority of these deaths are linked to overdose of prescription opioid painkillers and illicit opioids.

In 2010, 51,983 people were admitted to Connecticut drug and alcohol treatment programs, with heroin and alcohol in combination with another drug being the most abused substances. Men accounted for the majority of admissions.

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