The single largest list anywhere online of free, non-profit-based addiction hotlines. If a phone number is not available, then we link to the website instead. 

If there is a phone number missing from this list tat you would like to suggest, contact us.

(Updated 2020)

General Drug Addiction Hotlines:

SAMHSA (government/tax sponsored): 1-800-622-4357 

Specific Drugs

Ecstasy Addiction:  1-800-468-6933

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline:  1-800-252-6465  (24 hours)

Cocaine Hotline:  1-800-262-2463  (24 hours)

Christian/Religious-Based

Alcoholics for Christ: 1-800-441-7877

Church of Jesus Christ: Addiction Recovery Program

Sex Addiction

Project Know: 1-888-892-1840

Sex Addicts Anonymous: 1-800-477-8191

Gambling Addiction

Gamblers Anonymous: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/hotlines (By State)

Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-410-332-0402

National Problem Gambling Hotline: 1-800-522-4700

Food Addiction

Overeaters Anonymous: 1-505-891-2664

National Eating Disorders: 1-800-931-2237

Food Addicts Anonymous: 772-878-9657

Video Game & Internet Addiction

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous

On-Line Gamers Anonymous

Youth/Children

National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 1-888-554-2627

National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
Provides 24/7 short-term counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

Children of Alcoholics Foundation: 1-800-359-2623

12-Step Programs

Families Anonymous: 1-800-736-9805

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous: 1-800-766-6779

Nicotine Anonymous: 1-877-879-6422

Nar-Anon: (800) 477-6291
(Monday – Friday | 9AM – 5PM PST)

Narcotics Anonymous: 1-818-773-9999

Alcoholics Anonymous: 510-839-8900
(East Bay, CA, but should work for anyone – 24 hours)

Foreign Countries

UK

Find local drug addiction support from the NHS, or call the 24-hour Frank helpline on 0800 776600 for more information about drugs and the different options available for help and support.

Australia

Drug and alcohol services in each State/Territory from the Department of Health & Aging.

Canada

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.


General Information About Drug Treatment & Recovery

Addiction: An Information Guide (PDF) – Guide to the treatment and management of addiction, written for drug abusers and their families. (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

What To Do If You Have a Problem With Drugs: For Adults – Tips for identifying a drug problem and the steps you can take to help yourself. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Treatment eBook (PDF) – How to find the right help for your child or teen with an alcohol or drug problem. (The Partnership for a Drug Free America)

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide – In-depth guide to the effective treatment of substance abuse and addiction. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Self-Help for Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction

3 Types of Craving: How to Cope with Each Type – Learn three mental self-help strategies for reducing the urgency of drug cravings. (Selfhelp Magazine)

Urge Surfing: Relapse Prevention – Guide to urge surfing, a powerful relapse prevention strategy for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. (Dr. Chris Walsh)

Recovery Strategies and Coping Skills – Self-help tips for avoiding high-risk situations, learning to relax, and changing your life. (Addictions and Recovery)

How to Choose a Treatment Center

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – An online resource for finding private and public drug and alcohol treatment facilities by location. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Drug Rehab Centers article discusses 20 steps on choosing a rehab center.

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – Helpguide guide to the questions you should ask when searching for the right treatment for a drug problem. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Which Treatment Should I Pursue? – Tips for what types of drug treatments to pursue, based on the severity of your addiction and your readiness for change. (HBO.com)

Other Educational Resources

Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient Rehab

Dual Diagnosis Treatment