WA.) – The Washington
Recovery Helpline has
announced it is now providing chat services as another way for Puget
Sound area residents
to ask questions about treatment options for
drug addiction issues
and obtain resource and referral information.
individuals, including family members of those in the midst of a drug
connect with a Recovery Specialist Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of each week between 12 pm and 5 pm and on
Thursday and Fridays between 10
am and 3 pm.
can connect with a helpline specialist outside of chat hours, 24/7 by
things to remember about the new Recovery Hotline Chat platform:
Chat platform may not work as well with smart phones. If
possible, try and use a computer.
The Recovery Help Line is not
a crisis line and our
Recovery Specialists are not counselors. The Chat
intended to provide residents with information about
recovery support and treatment resources related to substance use
disorder, mental health, and problem gambling.
The same demographic information obtained over the course of a phone
call in order to determine the most appropriate referrals will also
be asked through chat.
Records of chat conversations are not made public or disclosed to
have other specific questions about chat or how the
would use or store information, they
can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Help Line offers 24-hour telephone support to anyone
struggling with substance abuse, mental health, or problem gambling.
helpline specialists provide emotional support, crisis intervention
and information/referral to local treatment options.
of the main substances that individuals have recently called about
have been related to:
the Recovery Help Line:
Help Line is
a service of the King County based Crisis
Clinic. The Crisis
Clinic offers telephone-based crisis intervention and information and
referrals to community services for youth and adults in Seattle-King
emotional support to those in crisis or considering suicide through a
24-Hour Crisis Line. For youth the
Teen Link, a teen answered help line.
County 2-1-1 offers information and referrals to community services
based on a
database of more than 5,000 services.