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Free Substance Use Resource Center (SURC) Helps During Difficult Times

Free Substance Use Resource Center Helps During Difficult Times

 

It is a challenging time for all of us. The stressors caused by COVID-19, racial discord, and political uncertainty have raised our anxiety and stress levels. Healthy coping strategies are important but not easy, especially when struggling with substance use.

It is a challenging time for all of us. The stressors caused by COVID-19, social discord, and political uncertainty have raised our anxiety and stress levels. Healthy coping strategies are important but not easy, especially when struggling with substance use.

Now more than ever, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) encourages everyone to get extra support when they need it. We’re here to help.

An easy way to get information and choose treatment

The Substance Use Resource Center (SURC) is a free, nationwide service available to all Arizonans. Created by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the SURC offers information, resources, and guidance on substance use treatment. Help is just a phone call away.

  • 1-833-959-HELP (4357)
  • Open 24/7/365
  • All calls are confidential and all resources (local and national) are verified

Plus, you can find helpful information on the SURC companion website, including:

  • National, state, and local resources
  • Overview of substance use disorder and types of treatment
  • Questions to ask the doctor if prescribed an opioid
  • Quick links for BCBS members to Blue Distinction Centers for substance use treatment and recovery, and the provider finder

Support for everyone who needs it

No one chooses to struggle with substance abuse. The right support at the right time can make all the difference.

Anyone can use the SURC at no cost. So it’s a resource you can share with family and friends, regardless of location or health coverage.

If you have questions or concerns about substance use—either for yourself or someone you care about—make the call: 1-833-959-HELP (4357).

Get more COVID-19 support

Visit our website to find the latest BCBSAZ COVID-19 response and resources. Arizona’s COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 is another resource for information.

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Disclaimer

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual's particular health plan.