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Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island (RI).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Rhode Island?

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

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
BH Link(401) 414-5465None
Prevent Overdose RI(401) 606‑5456None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Rhode Island, the Ocean State, to call.

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List of Free Rhode Island Addiction Helplines

BH Link

BH Link is an emergency behavioral health service that provides crisis stabilization and access to care for individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. The service is available 24/7 and connects individuals to appropriate treatment and support services, including detox and residential care facilities.

Prevent Overdose RI

Prevent Overdose RI is a state initiative aimed at reducing the harms of substance use disorder and overdose. The initiative offers a range of resources, including public awareness campaigns, harm reduction measures, and access to treatment and support services for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder.

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 RI.

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 Rhode Island?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 205 deaths (up 166.2% from 2000)
  • 19.4 deaths per 100,000 people (up 165.8% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 1,057,125 (up 0.8% from 2000)

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, there were 10,147 admissions for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Rhode Island in 2010. Of that number, 70.3% were for drug addiction. Rhode Island has seen an increase in drug overdose death rates from 17.7 per 100,000 in 2011 to 41.7 per 100,000 in 2021.

In 2015, 14,269 individuals in Rhode Island were enrolled in substance use treatment, an increase from 9,742 individuals in 2011. Among individuals in Rhode Island enrolled in substance use treatment in a single-day count in 2015, 34.0% were in treatment for a drug problem only, 20.5% were in treatment for an alcohol problem only, and 45.5% were in treatment for both drug and alcohol problems.

Alcohol abuse treatment admissions have been on the decline in Rhode Island since 1992, from 53% to 29% in 2006, while drug-only admissions have doubled from 21% to 46% during the same time frame. Men comprised the majority of those who abused alcohol either as a primary drug or alcohol with a secondary substance.

Rhode Island led the nation in a number of drug abuse categories and ranked above the national average for illicit drug use in 2007. Heroin is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in Rhode Island, with 37% of primary treatment admissions in Rhode Island being for heroin in 2011.

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