Term Drug Use Related Hotlines
Code RX-8470.8350-180
Definition Programs that provide immediate assistance for people who have problems related to use of drugs or are at risk of a drug use disorder or a drug overdose. Services may include defusing the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and information about alternatives the person may explore to begin recovering. Drug abuse hotlines are also typically available to significant others of people who use drugs. Hotline staff can generally be reached via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).
Created 3/11/10
Changed 1/11/21
Use References Drug Abuse Hotlines
Drug Overdose Prevention Hotlines
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External Classification Terms Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (UW 2.2.01.02)
Mental Health/Addictions (AIRS MH-500)
Mental Health/Addictions (CAN MH-500)
Substance Abuse Crisis Intervention (NPC F02.03)
Substance Abuse Treatment (NTE F22)
Substance Use (ACH K-01)
Related Concepts Homelessness
Facet Service
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