All Addiction Hotlines – Get Free Help Now

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:

National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine: 1-800-950-6264 Email/Text NAMI to 741741

SAMHSA : 1-800-622-4357 call 855-378-4373 or text 55753 – Counselors provide support and education and guide you to the best course of action.

National Drug HelpLine: 1-844-289-0879

National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD): 1 (800) NCA-CALL (622-2255)
NCADD’s HOPE LINE directs callers to numerous affiliate programs around the country to assist, at a local level, with substance use issues

National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA) 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357)
National agency dedicated to prevention of drug use and treatment of existing drug problems. You can get around-the-clock help in finding local drug treatment centers.

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 1-800-234-0246

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 1-800-234-0420

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center: 1-800-390-4056

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 1-800-331-2900

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 (Same as 12 Steps)

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 (SAA): 1-800-477-8191 (1-713-869-4902)

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA): 866-424-8777

Regional Sex Addiction Hotlines

New York City Intergroup of Sex Addicts Anonymous: This group of recovered sex addicts and volunteers runs a general 24/7 helpline that both men and women can call: (877) 492-6710
Helpline Information

New York City Intergroup of Sex Addicts Anonymous (Women’s Only Helpline): This group also offers a helpline if a woman would like to talk to another woman. They answer calls and texts and are available 24/7: (347) 987-0627.

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: 1-505-891-4320

National Eating Disorders: 1-800-931-2237

Food Addicts Anonymous: 772-878-9657

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): 1-800-931-2237

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD): 1-630-577-1330

National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center: 1-858-481-1515

Bulimia and Self-Help Hotline: 1-314-588-1683

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

Al-Anon and Ala-teen: 800-356-9996 – Counselors provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction and provide resources to group therapy nearby for ongoing support

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: 1-855-378-4373 Email / Text 55753

Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine): 1 (800) 999-9999
General hotline for adolescents, teens and their families. Assistance with any kind of problem—including alcohol and drug use. Covenant House specializes in homeless and runaway youth.

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 – A 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. (

Suicide Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Not just a suicide hotline, this lifeline offers help with issues of drug and alcohol abuse.

Other Educational Resources

Inpatient Rehab

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