Substance Abuse
Hotline: Illinois

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Illinois Drug Abuse Statistics
Over 0 %
of Illinois residents reported past-month use of addictive substances in 2021

The abuse of drugs, prescription medications, and alcohol remains an ongoing public health concern in Illinois, like in all U.S. states. The latest data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) show that rates of addiction have doubled in the United States between 2019 and 2021. Over 12% of Illinois residents reported past-month use of addictive substances in 2021. 

Regrettably, only 10 million of the 49 million U.S. adults with diagnosable addictions managed to engage with treatment. Substance abuse hotlines are designed to connect those in need of addiction treatment with healthcare providers, rehab facilities, and detox centers near them

Illinois Drug Abuse Statistics
Over 0 %
of Illinois residents reported past-month use of addictive substances in 2021
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Substance Abuse Hotline for Illinois

If you or someone that you love needs help addressing issues of dependence and addiction, calling a substance abuse hotline can be a useful initial step to take, especially for people who don’t know how to arrest patterns of substance abuse without external assistance. This is not surprising, as substance use disorder is characterized by the compulsive use of drink or drugs regardless of adverse outcomes. 

Our Illinois Addiction Hotline is available at any time of day or night. Call in confidence and speak with a trained professional who can help you find the resources and treatment providers you need to kickstart your recovery.

Call 855-701-0479 today and begin your recovery today.

Hotlines for
Addiction in: Illinois

Many residents of Illinois find that connecting with local government resources serves an excellent first approach for addressing addiction issues.

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.

Area 19 Alcoholics Anonymous

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a freely accessible public forum dedicated to recovery. In the expansive Chicago region, there is a local AA community called Region 19. For additional details, call 312-346-1475 from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm or visit their website just here.

Illinois Support Line

Supported by the Illinois Department of Human Services, individuals residing in the state can dial 833-234-6343 or text “HELP” to 833234 to link up with a helpline specialist, regardless of insurance coverage, at any hour. The website also offers additional features, including an online chat option.

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Drug Addiction in Illinois

The following Illinois substance abuse statistics come from IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health). 

In 2019, almost 50,000 Illinois residents engaged with treatment for a substance use disorder. The most commonly abused substances in Illinois in 2019 were: 

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Amphetamine 

From 2019 to 2020, the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Illinois increased by 33% to 2,944 deaths associated with opioids. This increase in drug-induced mortality in Illinois is largely due to the rise of fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids. Deaths in Illinois where synthetic opioids are implicated have increased by 2,736% since 2013 and the beginning of the third wave of the opioid epidemic. In 2019, Illinois was ranked 24th in the United States for fatal drug overdoses. 

Statistics show that Illinois has a significant underage drinking problem. Additionally, 21% of Illinois over-18s report binge drinking at least once each month.Call 855.701.0479 any time for help with issues related to addiction in Illinois.

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Call Addiction Hotlines
Today for 24/7 Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out for assistance. Addiction hotlines are available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance you need to start your journey towards recovery.