Eastern Shore Launches 24 Hour Substance Abuse Text Line

A new text line has launched allowing people to anonymously reach out for information about substance abuse treatment. The text line is pilot project from the Eastern Shore managed by Text 2 Stop It! and it operates 24 hours a day.

The Digital Journal reports:

The pilot project is the first of its kind and operates in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne and Talbot counties. Anyone can text IWIK to 71441 and within minutes will connect with a call center operator. Texters can ask questions and get information anonymously or provide contact information and have a treatment specialist follow-up for further help.

Funded through the Mid-Shore Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) as part of its media campaign titled, ‘I Wish I Knew‘ (IWIK), the text line aims to reduce barriers to treatment and help people understand the treatment process.

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