Substance Use

Washington 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 Washington (WA).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Washington?

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

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
WA Recovery Help Line(866) 789-1511None
Crisis Connections(866) 427-4747None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

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

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List of Free Washington Addiction Helplines

WA Recovery Help Line

WA Recovery Help Line is a helpline that provides support and resources for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their loved ones. It is a confidential and free service that offers assistance 24/7, connecting individuals to treatment options and recovery support services that can help them on their journey to recovery.

Crisis Connections

Crisis Connections is a non-profit organization that provides 24/7 crisis support services to individuals in need. They offer a range of services, including a helpline for substance use disorder and other mental health concerns, as well as referrals to local treatment centers and resources.

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 WA.

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 Washington?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 1,506 deaths (up 187.4% from 2000)
  • 19.6 deaths per 100,000 people (up 120.2% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 7,693,612 (up 30.5% from 2000)

Kent, WA is facing an all-time high in heroin use, abuse, and trafficking. Deaths in Kent caused by illegal drugs account for 10.5 per 100,000 residents compared to 8.7 deaths attributed to alcohol alone.

Young people in Washington began reporting less frequent use of drugs like alcohol and tobacco at least a decade ago. Between 2018 and 2021, recent use of marijuana and alcohol declined from 18% to 7% and 8%, respectively, and cigarette use declined from 5% to 2%.

However, overdose deaths among young people are skyrocketing. Fentanyl has increased in prominence, from less than 9% of crime lab submissions in 2020 to over 50% in 2022, and over 13% of cases now test positive for it.

In 2021, there were 1,623 opioid overdose deaths in Washington, which accounted for 72% of all drug overdose deaths in the state.

For individuals aged 12–17 in Washington, the annual average percentage of alcohol use is around 20%, according to the Behavioral Health Barometer: Washington, Volume 6 report.

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