Share this message about the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline

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Updates for local agencies, community-based organizations, and providers who provide assistance to members of Wisconsin's health and nutrition public assistance programs.

Share this message about the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline

Members have many ways to be connected with local treatment and recovery resources.

The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline connects people struggling with opioid dependence or substance use disorder with resources to overcome their addiction. This free and confidential service is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and managed by 211 Wisconsin. 211 is a referral and information helpline and website that links people from all communities and ages to the essential health and human services they need.

The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is available statewide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Note: 211 recommends opening their links in Chrome or Firefox as other browsers may not launch the complete site.)

Developed as part of a DHS commitment to support people impacted by Wisconsin’s opioid crisis, the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is available to everyone. People can call with questions about addictions to all substances, including alcohol and methamphetamine, whether they are struggling with an addiction themselves or are concerned for a member, family member, or friend.

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline specialists listen to the needs of the caller and help them navigate local resources. This includes helping remove barriers to getting services, such as navigating payment options and transportation challenges.

DHS contracted with 211 Wisconsin in June 2018 to build a database focused on public and private programs providing crisis services, detoxification services, assessment, counseling, day treatment, inpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment, outpatient services, and peer supports. This database currently includes information on 1,900 agencies offering 4,700 different services and supports.

Share this message by forwarding to your contacts and any group who could benefit from knowing about the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline.