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Top 10 national drug or alcohol use hotlines

A phone call can change your life

Sometimes, all it takes is one phone call to change your life. Here is a list of hotline and helplines that can get you into addiction treatment, or to a safe place to wait for help. Please note that not all hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you don’t get in touch with a live person, keep calling and move down the list.

  1. 1-800-999-9999 National Directory of Drug Hotlines, Narcotics Hotlines, and Crisis Intervention Centers
  2. 1-800-662-HELP Drug and Alcohol Hotline for Rehab/Treatment Referral Service
  3. Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour helplines by zip code
  4. Narcotics Anonymous hotlines and helplines
  5. 1-800-356-9996 Al-Anon & Alateen crisis line
  6. 1-800-COCAINE National Cocaine Hotline, 24-hour counseling and referral
  7. 1-800-9-HEROIN National Heroin Hotline
  8. 1-888-MARIJUA National Marijuana Hotline
  9. 1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  10. 1-800-WORKPLACE Drug-Free Workplace Help

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7 Responses to “Top 10 national drug or alcohol use hotlines
The Easier Softer Way
7:17 am May 22nd, 2011

I called the local AA central office several times while trying to get sober, and even in recovery. It has seriously saved my life. Real alcoholics who can relate helped me through my toughest times when I didn’t have the courage to call anyone else. All you need is a little willingness.

Michal Young
6:26 pm July 3rd, 2012

I Called Addiction Hotline services, where they are really polite and gives me a good response which helps get back to me normal…and they were available till the end…


7:18 am August 23rd, 2014

Thank you for having these numbers available. It is a lifesaver. <3

1:05 am September 28th, 2014

I have a friend that is kicking heroin, this is day 4, she was taking reduced amounts of suboxone and she was okay, today she took a turn for the worst even though she had a low dose of suboxone I don’t really understand what is going on.

10:54 am September 30th, 2014

Hello Regina. For your friends safety and health, she should see a doctor. She can get examined by a medical proffecional and get switched to another mediction, or change doses.

6:03 am December 5th, 2016

I’m addicted to heroin and I can’t stop using it because I get sick.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:56 pm December 6th, 2016

Hi Brian. I suggest that you call the helpline on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

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