Substance Use

Mississippi 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 Mississippi (MS).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Mississippi?

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

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Mississippi Department of Mental Health(877) 210-8513None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

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

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List of Free Mississippi Addiction Helplines

Mississippi Department of Mental Health

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to residents of Mississippi. With a focus on prevention and treatment, DMH offers a range of programs and services to help individuals struggling with substance use disorders access the care and support they need to achieve recovery and improve their quality of life.

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 MS.

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 Mississippi?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 395 deaths (up 135.1% from 2000)
  • 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people (up 125.4% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 2,966,786 (up 4.3% from 2000)

During 2018, there were 315 drug overdose deaths reported in Mississippi, which was 31 deaths less compared to 2017. This was the lowest number of recorded drug overdoses since 2013.

The opioid overdose epidemic in Mississippi started in the late 1990s with a dramatic increase in deaths from prescription opioids. This epidemic continues today, driven by overdose deaths from synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl.

Mississippi has the third-highest rate of under-21 deaths related to excessive alcohol use. 52.4% of chronic misuse deaths are attributable to alcohol alone; 47.6% include additional factors, such as other chronic health issues or drug abuse.

Alcohol poisoning is another leading killer, causing 32% of acute alcohol-related deaths.

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