Harrisburg, PA – It’s been about a year since Gov. Tom Wolf launched a toll-free hotline for addicts to get treatment, and officials say it’s been a success in getting people the help they need.
Since last November, the hotline had more than 15,500 calls. About half of those calls end in the person getting a direction connection to treatment.
The callers range from people wanting to find a detox center to others who are calling to hear words of support when they feel like they’re going to relapse.
Many of the call center agents are also certified recovery specialists, which means they have experienced addiction in their own life or the lives of family members.
Anyone looking for help can call the statewide toll-free hotline at 1-800-622-HELP. Calls are answered 24/7.