Substance Abuse
Hotline: Hawaii

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Hawaii Drug Abuse Statistics
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of all drug overdose deaths in the state were attributed to opioids

The abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications is a growing concern in Hawaii, as in all U.S. states. Rates of addiction have more than doubled from 2019 to 2022 in the United States, according to data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). In the state of Hawaii, roughly 12% of residents report past-month use of illicit narcotics. 

Over 1 million U.S. adults needed addiction treatment in 2022 but did not know how to find help. Don’t become another Hawaii statistic – call a substance abuse hotline instead for advice, guidance, and support. If you have no idea where to turn, calling an addiction hotline is a sensible first step to take.

Hawaii Drug Abuse Statistics
0 %
of all drug overdose deaths in the state were attributed to opioids

Hawaii Addiction Hotline

If you or one of your family members is battling a diagnosable addiction and seeking help, calling a substance abuse hotline in Hawaii could be the difference between initiating recovery and ongoing drug or alcohol abuse.

Addiction Hotline Hawaii is available toll-free and around the clock for anyone in need of help with issues related to substance abuse. Hotline staff are trained professionals committed to connecting you with treatment providers, addiction specialists, and support groups throughout the state of Hawaii. We can provide referrals to inpatient and outpatient rehabs near you, as well as medical detox centers where you can get your recovery started the right way. Call 855.701.0479 for on-the-spot assistance.

Local Drug Abuse
Helplines: Hawaii

Local government resources are often the first avenue of approach for residents of Hawaii in need of guidance with addiction-related issues. Hotlines can connect people in need with the most appropriate services and resources.

Addiction Hotline

Our free and confidential hotline is run by recovery specialists who are now in recovery themselves. They understand what it’s like to need help, find the right treatment, and achieve long-term sobriety.  You can call this line now at (855) 701-0409.

ADAD (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division)

ADAD serves as the main funding provider for accessible substance abuse recovery services. ADAD’s treatment initiatives aim to establish a culturally fitting, comprehensive statewide system of services catering to the treatment and recovery requirements of individuals and families. For further details, call the hotline at 808-692-7506.

Hawaii CARES

Hawaii CARES, endorsed by the Department of Health in Hawaii, functions as a free mental health and substance use call center”. Residents of any Hawaiian Island can dial 808-832-3100 or opt for the toll-free number 800-753-6879. A crisis screener will assist you by guiding you to the most suitable resource.

Drug Addiction in Hawaii

In 2021, the United States experienced a record-breaking number of drug overdose deaths, totaling over 106,600. This marked a 51% surge from the pre-pandemic figure of over 70,630 deaths in 2019. SAMHSA data reveals a concerning trend in Hawaii, where drug overdose death rates rose from 12.4 per 100,000 in 2011 to 17.3 per 100,000 in 2021. Similarly, the U.S. witnessed an escalation in drug overdose death rates from 13.2 to 32.4 per 100,000 during the same period. 

The primary contributor to the overall increase in drug overdose deaths is opioid overdoses. In 2000, opioids accounted for 48% of such deaths in the U.S., rising sharply to 75% by 2021. The national opioid epidemic originated with a surge in deaths linked to opioid prescriptions in the early 2000s. A decade later, fatalities from heroin overdose increased steeply, followed by an even more pronounced rise in fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids. Although the U.S. experienced some improvement in opioid-related death rates between 2017 and 2018, the trend reversed during the pandemic, with the spike attributed to illicit fentanyl. 

In 2021, Hawaii recorded 91 opioid overdose deaths, constituting 34% of all drug overdose deaths in the state. Nationwide, opioid overdose deaths represented a staggering 75% of all drug overdose deaths in the country during the same year. 

Examining the period from 2011 to 2021, the age-adjusted death rate due to opioid overdose in Hawaii remained relatively stable, changing from 5.4 per 100,000 to 6.1 per 100,000. In the U.S., by contrast, there was a significant increase in the age-adjusted death rate, rising from 7.3 per 100,000 to 24.7 per 100,000 over the same period. 

If you need help today, call 855.701.0479.

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