Substance Use

Florida 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 Florida (FL).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Florida?

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

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program(850) 245-4444None
Florida 2-1-1 Association211None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

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

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List of Free Florida Addiction Helplines

Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program

Florida SAMH offers prevention, information, and referrals for for Florida residents looking for help for them or a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Florida residents can also call 850-245-4444 to reach the Department of Health.

According to their website:

“The Florida Department of Health partners with DCF in seeking to prevent and reduce substance abuse and its negative effects on health. Providing this website is one of many ways we hope to educate the public and health care providers.”

Florida 2-1-1 Association

Florida 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local organizations across the state of Florida. 2-1-1 offers thousands of different programs and services to for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues associated 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 FL.

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 Florida?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 3,419 deaths (up 155.0% from 2000)
  • 15.7 deaths per 100,000 people (up 86.9% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 21,733,312 (up 36.0% from 2000)

According to a recent report, Florida has surpassed 4,000 registered overdose deaths in 2022

Additionally, a February 2023 news article states that reported use of any illicit drug within the past year was at 11% for eighth graders, 21.5% for 10th graders, and 32.6% for 12th graders. These statistics suggest that young adults and teenagers may be particularly vulnerable to substance abuse in Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed legislation that would target pharmacy benefit managers, calling for “long overdue reforms” to prevent prescription drug abuse.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has also proposed rules that would require patients to physically visit a doctor to obtain prescriptions for certain medications that are frequently abused, such as Adderall and OxyContin.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides resources on medications for substance use disorders, including the use of naloxone to prevent opioid overdose.

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