Missouri Addiction Hotline

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Missouri Drug Abuse Statistics
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Missouri residents engaged in illicit drug use in the past month

Missouri, like every U.S. state, has a significant public health problem with the abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit narcotics. Since 2019, all states have witnessed a doubling of addiction rates. Of the 49 million U.S. adults with diagnosable addictions in 2022, only 10 million managed to obtain professional help. Among those, 1 million people claimed that they did not know how to connect with evidence-based treatment. 

Substance abuse hotlines can be powerful tools in narrowing this worrying treatment gap. These services are not supposed to replace addiction treatment. Instead, addiction hotlines serve as conduits between treatment providers in Missouri and those who require help unpacking substance use disorders – the clinical term for addiction.

Missouri Drug Abuse Statistics
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Missouri residents engaged in illicit drug use in the past month
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Substance Abuse Hotline for Missouri

If you or one of your family members is battling substance abuse and requires help recalibrating their life, calling an addiction hotline is a valuable first move. 

You can contact Addiction Hotline Missouri 24/7. Trained and experienced professionals can answer your queries on any aspect of addiction and recovery. 

For those looking to take immediate action, we can provide referrals to reputable rehabs, detox centers, and support groups throughout the state. When you are committed to recovery, find out what to do next by calling 855-701-0479.

Missouri Addiction
Recovery Helplines

There are some local government addiction recovery helplines of various types available for those Missouri  residents in need of assistance with addiction-related 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.

Missouri Crisis Line

For around-the-clock assistance with anything related to substance abuse or mental health, residents can contact the Missouri Crisis Line at 573-445-5035 or use the toll-free option at 888-761-4357. Alternatively, you can send a text with the message “HAND” to 839863. Explore the website here.

Missouri DBH

The Department of Behavioral Health in the state of Missouri offers comprehensive support, including prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those facing substance abuse challenges. For more information, call 573-751-4942, or visit DBH’s resources page.

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction in Missouri

Recent NSDUH data unveils a distinctive pattern among Missouri residents. Roughly 2.5 million individuals, spanning various age groups, consumed alcohol during the month preceding the survey. This included 43,000 youths aged 12 to 17, 338,000 young adults aged 18 to 25, and 2,151,000 adults aged over 25. Almost half of these residents – 1,231,000 –indulged in binge drinking at least once. Interestingly, more than 2 million Missouri residents recognized the substantial risk associated with consuming five or more drinks once or twice a week – the definition of binge drinking. 

Substance use, including alcohol, is most prevalent among the 18 to 25 demographic. The frequency of past-month alcohol use in this demographic gradually decreased from 64.5% in 2003 to 53.3% in 2019, while binge drinking rates remained relatively steady at around 24%. 

NSDUH data show that 543,000 Missouri residents engaged in illicit drug use in the month preceding the survey. A larger cohort reported using illicit substances in the previous year, with around 763,000 using marijuana, 68,000 using cocaine, 46,000 using methamphetamine, and 14,000 using heroin. Of the individuals who used drugs in the past year, 146,000 residents grappled with illicit drug use disorders, spanning 15,000 adolescents, 46,000 young adults, and 85,000 adults aged 25 and above. 

Remarkably, about 130,000 residents needed formal substance use disorder treatment but did not engage with specialized care. In 2020, over 20,000 Missouri residents with illicit drug use disorders accessed DBH-supported treatment services. Call 855-701-0479 today and kickstart your addiction recovery in Missouri tomorrow.

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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.