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. 

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(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)


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: (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


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


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.


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


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. (

Other Educational Resources

Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient Rehab

Dual Diagnosis Treatment