Treatment Line Gets National Attention
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) helpline was recently promoted as a resource on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
At the end of an episode that highlighted people battling heroin addiction and working for recovery, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) flashed on the screen.
As a result, the helpline received triple the normal call volume on the day the episode aired. At peak, a new call came in every 6 seconds.
The CSAT helpline is a toll-free referral service in English and en español that helps people locate drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.
For more information, visit www.csat.samhsa.gov.