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Drug abuse and addiction is a serious matter.

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

Our nationwide, 24 hour, toll-free drug hotline 844.244.3171 is for those seeking steps toward recovery in the form of drug rehab and drug detox. There comes a time to seek help. Our drug abuse hotline is here to offer that help.

What is a drug abuse hotline?

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

When should I call a drug 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 911. 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. When a cathartic event occurs and one who is struggling with drugs is open to quitting, embrace that notion and pick up the phone.

What kind of questions will they ask when I call a drug hotline?

The questions a drug hotline will ask will vary. When calling our drug hotline we are most interested in understanding:

  • That the individual is safe (not in a life-threatening situation)
  • What type of addiction they are 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

When I call, is the conversation confidential?

When you call our hotline the conversation is 100% confidential. If you’re calling a national, regional or local drug hotline check their confidentiality policy before calling if it is a concern.

Are there drug overdose hotlines?

If you are experiencing a drug overdose or are helping someone who is, immediately call 911 or that 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.

Can I start the rehab, detox or recovery process at the time of my call?

The purpose of our drug hotline is to find a thoughtful approach to recovery through our programs and services. So, if calling our hotline, the answer is an emphatic “Yes”! 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


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
Offers a free, confidential service where you can speak to poisoning professionals (including cases involving drugs and/or alcohol).

  • 800-222-1222
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

Eating Disorders

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

  • 1-847-831-3438 (not a toll-free number)
  • Available During Business Hours

The National Mental Health Association

  • 800-969-6642
  • Available During Business Hours

Drug Abuse and Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • 800-487-4889 – for hearing impaired callers (TDD)
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

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

  • 855-DRUG-FREE (378-4373)
  • Available During Business Hours
Drug Abuse Hotline was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by The Recovery Village