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Free Substance Use Resource Center now open

Struggling with substance use is an illness. That’s why no one should be afraid or ashamed to ask for help—either for themselves or someone they love. 

Struggling with substance use is an illness. That’s why no one should be afraid or ashamed to ask for help—either for themselves or someone they love. 

A free, nationwide substance use resource center is now available to all Arizonans. It’s called the Substance Use Resource Center (SURC), and was created by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

The SURC resource and referral helpline at 1-833-959-HELP (4357) runs 24/7/365. It’s available to support individuals, families, and communities who want information, resources, and guidance on substance use treatment. All calls are confidential and all resources (local and national) are verified.

The SURC companion website provides an overview of the free service, and offers helpful information 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

Anyone can use the SURC—not just Blue Cross Blue Shield members—at no cost. So it’s a resource you can share with family and friends.

No one chooses to struggle with substance use. Everyone can make the call: 1-833-959-HELP (4357).

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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.