Drug abuse and addiction is a serious matter. Luckily, there are many drug abuse hotlines available/substance abuse hotlines that can help, including our 24-hour drug helpline. Calling a drug abuse hotline or substance abuse hotline is often the first step toward recovery for many individuals.

If you or someone you are assisting is experiencing a life-threatening situation, immediately dial 9-1-1.

Our nationwide, 24-hour drug abuse helpline, 866.948.9865, is available for those seeking steps toward recovery for drug rehab and drug detox. If you’re seeking drug rehab help, our free drug addiction helpline is here to offer it.

What Is a Drug Abuse Hotline?

Drug hotlines (drug addiction help lines) provide support and options for those who are using, abusing, or addicted to drugs. Each drug addiction hotline has its own charter and goals, but all are committed to helping end drug addiction. The specific focus of our 24-hour addiction hotline is to get an understanding of your specific situation and to suggest an individualized treatment program.

Is the Drug Hotline Free?

Yes, you can call The Recover Village’s drug addiction hotline for free. Keep in mind that our primary focus is to get you the drug rehab help you need, and to connect you with a drug rehab advisor. We don’t want anything to hold you back from making the first step in your recovery. Therefore, we charge nothing for our drug abuse hotline service.

When Should I Call a Drug Rehab Hotline?

Again, if you or someone you are assisting is experiencing a life-threatening situation, such as an overdose or other situation where harming oneself or others is imminent, immediately call 9-1-1. Life-threatening situations are best handled by local resources who can immediately respond to the situation. If the situation is not life-threatening, but a point has been reached where drug detox and/or rehab is the next logical step, it’s a good time to call our drug rehab helpline (drug addiction help hotline). When a cathartic event occurs, and one who is struggling with drugs is open to quitting, embrace that notion and pick up the phone. Our drug rehab helpline is available to help.

What Kind of Questions Will They Ask When I Call a Drug Addiction Hotline Number?

The questions that a drug addiction hotline will ask will vary. When calling our 24-hour addiction helpline, you may be asked drug abuse questions including:

  • That the individual is safe (not in a life-threatening situation)
  • What type of addiction the individual is struggling with (does the addiction include a drug, multiple drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, mental health, etc.)
  • If the individual is ready to start treatment for their addiction
  • If the treatment options we provide can meet the needs of the individual and their family

It’s important to keep in mind that the primary goal of The Recovery Village’s drug addiction hotline is to help you get the help you need, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. By calling our drug addiction helpline, you can expect to speak with someone who understands your addiction and is committed to getting you the best treatment.

When I Call a Substance Abuse Hotline, Is the Conversation Confidential?

When you call our drug crisis hotline/addiction help hotline, yes, the conversation is 100% confidential. If you’re calling a regional, local, or national drug addiction hotline, check their confidentiality policy before calling, if privacy is a concern for you.

Are There Drug Overdose Hotlines?

If you are seeking a drug overdose helpline, immediately call 9-1-1 or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. The National Poison Control Center is a confidential, national resource that can assist with alcohol or drug overdose situations. Please note, a drug overdose hotline is not equipped to provide immediate medical assistance.

Benefits of a Hotline for Drug Addiction

Making the decision to call a drug hotline number/24-hour abuse hotline is an important one, one that could both save and change a life. By calling our drug rehab hotline, you are opening the door to recovery and taking the first step in getting help for drug abuse. Our rehab helpline is manned by specialists who genuinely want to see you get clean. And remember, our drug abuse helpline is completely confidential and free of charge, and you can start your recovery at the time of your call.

Can I Start the Rehab, Detox or Recovery Process When I Call?

The purpose of our drug help hotline is to find a thoughtful approach to recovery through our programs and services. So if you call our drug helpline, the answer is an emphatic “Yes”! You can certainly start your rehab, detox, or recovery process at the time of your call. The national hotlines below assist in understanding the situation and determining what help they can offer as well as where they can direct those in need to get proper treatment.

National Hotlines

The following national hotlines are valuable resources for anyone experiencing a medical emergency, behavioral disorder, or drug addiction.


In the United States 9-1-1 is the emergency telephone number to dial to get immediate response from local resources. If the situation is life threatening, you need to dial 9-1-1 immediately.

  • 9-1-1
  • Available 24 Hours

The National Poison Control Center

This number offers a free, confidential service that allows you to speak to a poison control professional (including cases involving drugs and/or alcohol). This number can be seen as a drug crisis hotline, an addiction hotline number and national drug abuse hotline.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Whether you’ve used helplines for drug abuse or not, you might find that you need a different kind of help for a substance use or mental health disorder, such as suicide prevention.

Eating Disorders

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

The National Mental Health Association

Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction Hotlines

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s national hotline offers free referral and information services for those facing mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

The Partnership for a Drug Free America (Information for parents – This is not for crisis situations)

This drug help hotline is intended for parents or anyone else seeking general information about drug abuse. Unlike other drug hotlines, it is not linked directly to any particular drug rehab facility.