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Research Letter
January 14, 2019

Media Trends for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 800-662-HELP Addiction Treatment Referral Services After a Celebrity Overdose

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
  • 2Department of Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(3):441-442. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6562

Despite a substantial investment in evidence-based addiction resources, only 10% of US individuals who need treatment for drug addiction receive it.1 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national helpline (800-662-HELP) is the only free, federally managed and endorsed US addiction treatment referral service, helping callers find the best local services that match their needs. We sought to determine awareness of the avialability of this free resource.

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