Our free & confidential 24-hour marijuana hotline for family members, friends, and those with marijuana addiction and abuse.

Picking up the phone is the best way to start the process of detox and rehabilitation.

Often the barrier to making that call is the unknowns that go along with it. To help overcome such hesitation we’ve provided answers to some common questions below.

What is The Recovery Village Helpline?

The Recovery Village addiction helpline is led by helpful representatives awaiting your call. Many of our helpline operators and facility employees are also in recovery, so they can empathize and help you or a loved one navigate this journey comfortably.

“Alcohol and drugs stripped everything away from me. I know I wanted to be heard. I felt like nobody understood, so it’s good to be able to say I do understand.”

-Stephanie, The Recovery Village Helpline Operator, In Recovery Since 2013

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Your call is free and the conversation is 100% confidential. Our drug and alcohol hotline is always available to you or a loved one 24/7/365. Call us today and join the over 20,000 others we’ve helped into recovery.

855-652-8474 or Learn more about our admissions process.

What Is a Marijuana Hotline?

Marijuana hotlines, often called marijuana helplines, exist explicitly to help those battling with their addiction. A marijuana hotline focuses specifically on that drug as well as co-existing addictions or conditions.

When Should I Call a Marijuana Hotline?

First and foremost, if the situation you (or someone you are assisting) are in is life-threatening please call 911 immediately.

While helplines on a national level can provide valuable assistance, it is only local emergency resources that can properly assess and take action when there is immediate danger of harming oneself or others.

When not faced with a critical, life-threatening health emergency, a call to a marijuana hotline is recommended when the time has come to break the dependence on the drug. Our 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week marijuana hotline exists for that purpose.

If I Call, What Questions Will They Ask?

Each helpline or hotline will ask questions based on the type of organization they are and what resources they assist in proving. When calling our marijuana helpline we will be asking questions that allow us first be able to clearly understand the current situation. From that point the focus shifts to getting a deeper take on how we can help. The questions are probably largely what you would expect.

  • Is the person with the marijuana addiction safe (as opposed to being at risk of harming themselves or someone else)?
  • Beyond the marijuana addiction, are there additional factors that need to be considered such as dependence on other drugs or alcohol?
  • Are there any conditions the person who is seeking help also struggles with, such as mental health or an eating disorder?
  • Is the individual ready to move forward with drug detox, drug rehab, and/or therapy?
  • Finally, expect the conversation to determine if our drug treatment programs and services are a good fit?
  • Is the Conversation Confidential?

When I Call, Is the Conversation Confidential?

Confidentiality is our top priority. When calling our hotline your confidentiality is guaranteed. If you are calling a national or another helpline, we suggest you verify their confidentiality policy at the beginning of the call.

Can I Start Treatment for My Marijuana Abuse When I Call?

That depends upon the drug hotline you call. When calling our marijuana helpline our primary goal is to get an understanding of what challenges are being faced and to suggest a drug treatment program tailored to the specific situation. In simplest terms, when calling us the answer is “yes!”

National Hotlines

Emergencies and Crisis Situations

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, including heroin, and/or alcohol).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mental Health Disorders

The National Mental Health Association

Drug Abuse and Addiction

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.

Marijuana Anonymous

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Editor – Melissa Carmona
Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Read more
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Medically Reviewed By – Robert Fishman
Robert Fishman is the vice president of admissions at Advanced Recovery Systems, a position he has held since May of 2013. Read more
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The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.