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Mississippi Drug & Alcohol Addiction Hotlines and Text Helpline Numbers

Drug and alcohol addiction hotlines are a valuable resource for those whose lives are affected by addiction. Whether you’re struggling with addiction yourself or have a loved one whose substance use you’re concerned about, calling a substance use hotline is a great way to receive anonymous, confidential advice, support, and referrals for counseling and treatment. Many Mississippi addiction hotlines are free and available 24/7.

Addiction and Substance Use in Mississippi

A beautiful state located in the southern region of the U.S., Mississippi is home to nearly 3 million residents.1 The state is known for its picturesque landscapes, southern charm, and bluegrass music.

Despite its beauty, Mississippi isn’t immune to the ugly truth of addiction: many residents struggle with misuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications:2, 3, 4

  • 4% of Mississippi residents report having an alcohol use disorder.
  • 6% of Mississippi residents report having a substance use disorder.
  • 536 Mississippi residents died of an opioid-related overdose between 2017–2020.
  • Marijuana is the most frequently misused drug in Mississippi.
  • Methamphetamine use is considered the greatest drug threat in the state, as it’s widely available and more frequently being used.

How a Mississippi Addiction Hotline May Be Able to Help

Addiction to drugs and alcohol, referred to as substance use disorder (SUD), affects people, families, and communities, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Help is available and is just a phone call or text away.

Many hotlines are anonymous, confidential, and free resources to help callers. Though addiction hotlines vary, you can expect guidance on a variety of topics related to addiction, substance use, and getting local help in Mississippi.

When you call an addiction hotline, you can ask any questions you have or talk about any concerns weighing on your mind. Topics may include:

  • What addiction is.
  • Addiction signs and symptoms.
  • Physical and mental health consequences of addiction.
  • Community-based organizations and local support groups in Mississippi, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
  • Treatment options
  • How to find addiction treatment in Mississippi.
  • What to expect while in treatment.
  • How to pay for addiction treatment (e.g., financing, health insurance, private pay).

An addiction hotline can provide answers to the questions you have about substance use. If you’re looking to enter a treatment program in Mississippi or out of state, a representative can give you a referral for a facility or provide information on other ways to get help.

List of Free Mississippi Addiction Hotline Numbers

The following Mississippi addiction hotline numbers can provide you with assistance with addiction, substance use disorder, and mental health crises.

These hotlines are not meant to be a replacement for 911. Call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency that requires immediate assistance.

American Addiction Centers (AAC)

  • American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading provider of high-quality inpatient and outpatient rehab addiction treatment services. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call, you’ll be connected with an admissions navigator who can answer your questions, provide treatment information, and help you determine the next steps on your path to recovery.

Boys Town National Hotline

  • 1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121
  • Boys Town offers a nationwide hotline that is available for calling or texting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This hotline provides resources, support, and information on a wide variety of topics, including addiction.

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741
  • This textline offers text support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can text the number to talk to a Crisis Counselor who will respond from a secure online platform.

Drugfree.org

  • 1-800-448-3000 or text CONNECT to 55753
  • The Partnership to End Addiction has a free hotline that provides confidential support from trained specialists who will listen to your challenges, emotions, and obstacles related to substance use. You can text 24/7 or make an appointment for a phone call to receive guidance on the best ways to support yourself or a loved one with an addiction. Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Mississippi Department of Mental Health

  • 1-877-210-8513
  • The Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline is available around the clock to provide information and local Mississippi resources related to a variety of mental health concerns, including addiction. Trained staff can connect you with mental health and addiction treatment resources available throughout the state.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text NAMI to 741741
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides confidential and free support and referrals for counseling and treatment to people struggling with addiction and other mental health conditions. NAMI is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

National Drug Helpline

  • 1-844-289-0879
  • Get confidential help, including referrals to Mississippi addiction treatment centers, from trusted addiction specialists 24/7.

National Runaway Safeline

  • 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
  • This 24/7 helpline provides resources and support for people experiencing homelessness, runaway youth, and families in crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in crisis, emotional distress, or who are experiencing suicidal ideation. Resources are provided for callers as needed.

Poison Control

  • 1-800-222-1222
  • If you or a loved one took too much of a medicine or drug, swallowed, or was exposed to a poisonous product, this anonymous and free helpline is available 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides resources, support, and information to people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7.

Can I Text an Helpline Number Instead of Calling?

Some groups offer the services above via text helplines, which can be a good option if you are looking for support but aren’t ready to talk to someone on the phone.

The Crisis Text Line is available around the clock by texting “HOME” to 741741. A highly trained Crisis Counselor will text you right away to provide support. In addition, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers confidential crisis counseling for free when you text “NAMI” to 741741.

If you’re looking for more information about drug and alcohol addiction but aren’t ready to talk to someone on the phone, you can also sign up for personalized text support with American Addiction Centers (AAC). You will receive 24/7 text support right now and at your convenience. AAC text support is 100% free, and there is no obligation to enter rehab treatment. You can opt out at any time.

Are Hotlines and Text Helplines Anonymous and Confidential?

Yes, in general, addiction hotlines and text helplines are anonymous and confidential. When you call, you will not need to disclose your name, location, or contact information. If you’re feeling unsure about sharing, you can confirm that everything will be kept strictly confidential with the person you’re on the phone with. Ask about their privacy policy for peace of mind.

How to Prepare to Call an Addiction Hotline

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, calling an addiction hotline is a good place to start gathering the information and support you need.

Calling a Mississippi substance use hotline can be an emotional, overwhelming experience. Before you call, it may be helpful to have a list of topics and questions you’d like to discuss. Things you may want to share or ask about include:

  • Your name, age, and location.
  • Insurance coverage (if applicable).
  • Drug use history.
  • Whether or not you think you need detox to help you withdraw from substances safely.
  • If you’re ready to start treatment (or if you’re not ready, whether you would like to later).
  • How your substance use is affecting your life, relationships, work, etc.
  • Questions you have related to addiction or treatment options.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to share anything when you call a hotline. Everything can and will be kept confidential, and you can remain anonymous until you are ready to share more openly.

Should I Consider Treatment?

If you’re not sure if your use of drugs or alcohol requires rehab treatment, it may be helpful to know the signs of substance use disorder (SUD). Keep in mind that a Mississippi addiction hotline can help you understand the signs of SUD but won’t be able to provide an official diagnosis.

You may want to consider SUD treatment if you have symptoms such as:5

  • Taking the substance in larger amounts or longer than you meant to.
  • Want to stop using or cut down on substance use but unable to.
  • Spending a significant amount of time getting, using, or recovering from the substance.
  • Cravings to use the substance.
  • Home, school, and/or work life is affected by substance use.
  • Continuing to use the substance, even when it causes relationship problems.
  • Giving up important activities (e.g., occupational, recreational, social) because of substance use.
  • Using the substance repeatedly, even if it puts you in danger.
  • Needing more of the substance to experience the desired effects (tolerance).
  • Continued use of the substance even if you have a physical or mental health condition that could be caused or worsened by the substance.
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the substance.

Seeking treatment is one of the most courageous acts you can do. Treatment can help you break the cycle of addiction and live a happier, healthier, more productive life. Evidence suggests that those who enter treatment make improvements to their physical and mental health, work productivity, and more.6

How to Find A Treatment Center Near Me

Looking for addiction treatment in Mississippi? Rehabs.com is a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers (AAC), which offers a comprehensive directory of local rehab centers, as well as a variety of other treatment facilities throughout the U.S. Search for a highly-rated rehab center in Mississippi, such as the Oxford Treatment Center, or filter by addiction or treatment type and take the first step on the journey to recovery.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Treatment?

Health insurance may cover some, if not all, of the costs of drug and alcohol rehab and other treatment for addiction. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to ask about your health plan’s coverage for addiction treatment or log in to the member portal on your provider’s website to read through your summary of benefits.

If you’re struggling with substance use, help is available. American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading provider of evidence-based treatment for people with substance use disorder. You can verify your insurance in 2 ways:

  1. Contact AAC at . You can share your story with a compassionate admissions navigator and learn more about treatment.
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