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Free Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotlines

When you or a loved one are struggling with drug abuse or alcoholism, it can be difficult knowing where to turn. Hotlines where you can speak to someone who can understand your problem over the phone are valuable sources of information, resources, and referrals.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency, such as an overdose, immediately call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

The substance abuse team at Zinnia Health knows all too well how difficult it can be to deal with addiction. That’s why we offer a wide range of drug abuse treatment programs customized for you, including inpatient and outpatient rehab, holistic therapy, medical detox, aftercare, and more. Call our helpline 24/7 at (855) 430-9439 to get started on the road to recovery.  

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List of Free Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Hotlines

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects many people. Fortunately, there are resources available to help those struggling with addiction; one of them being drug and alcohol hotlines.

Below is a list of free helplines that are currently available for drug and alcohol addiction support:

Zinnia Health Hotline(855) 430-9439Telephone SupportNational
SAMHSA Hotline(800) 662-HELP (4357)Telephone SupportNational
SAMHSA Hotline for Speech and Hearing Impaired(800) 487-4889 (TDD)Telephone SupportNational
SAMHSA Text HotlineText 435748 (HELP4U)Text SupportNational Hotline(406) 602-0539Telephone SupportNational
Al-Anon and Ala-Teen Hotline(800) 356-9996Telephone SupportNational
Boys Town National Hotline(800) 448-3000Telephone SupportNational
Boys Town National Hotline for Speech and Hearing Impaired(800) 448-1833Telephone SupportNational
Covenant House Teen Hotline(800) 852-8336Telephone SupportNational
Partnership For Drug-Free Kids HotlineText CONNECT to 55753Text SupportNational
National Suicide Prevention Hotline(800) 273-8255Telephone SupportNational
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline988Telephone SupportNational
Poison Control Emergency Number(800) 222-1222Telephone SupportNational
R.O.S.S.(844) 307-1760Telephone SupportAlabama
Alaska 2-1-1211Telephone SupportAlaska
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System(800) 867-5808Telephone SupportArizona
Arkansas Crisis Center988Telephone SupportArkansas
California 2-1-1211Telephone SupportCalifornia
2-1-1 Colorado(866) 760-6489Telephone SupportColorado
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services(800) 563-4086Telephone SupportConnecticut
Delaware 211211Telephone SupportDelaware
Florida Health(850) 245-4444Telephone SupportFlorida
Georgia Crisis & Access Line(800) 715-4225Telephone SupportGeorgia
Hawaii CARES988Telephone SupportHawaii
2-1-1 Idaho CareLine(800) 926-2588Telephone SupportIdaho
Illinois Helpline(833) 234-6343Telephone SupportIllinois
Indiana 211(866) 211-9966Telephone SupportIndiana
Your Life Iowa(855) 581-8111Telephone SupportIowa
Kansas Behavioral Health Services(866) 645-8216Telephone SupportKansas
Hope and Help(833) 859-4357Telephone SupportKentucky
Healthy Louisiana(855) 229-6848Telephone SupportLouisiana
Maine Crisis Line(888) 568-1112Telephone SupportMaine
211 Maryland Press One211 (Press 1)Telephone SupportMaryland
Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline(800) 327-5050Telephone SupportMassachusetts
Michigan 2-1-1(844) 875-9211Telephone SupportMichigan
Minnesota Department of Human Services(651) 431-2460Telephone SupportMinnesota
Mississippi Department of Mental Health(877) 210-8513Telephone SupportMississippi
Missouri Crisis Line(888) 761-4357Telephone SupportMissouri
Montana 211211Telephone SupportMontana
211 Nebraska(866) 813-1731Telephone SupportNebraska
Crisis Support Services of Nevada(800) 450-9530Telephone SupportNevada
211 New Hampshire(866) 444-4211Telephone SupportNew Hampshire
ReachNJ(844) 732-2465Telephone SupportNew Jersey
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line(855) 662-7474Telephone SupportNew Mexico
HOPEline(877) 846-7369Telephone SupportNew York
Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina(800) 688-4232Telephone SupportNorth Carolina
24/7 Recovery Talk(701) 291-7901Telephone SupportNorth Dakota
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services(614) 466-2596Telephone SupportOhio
Reachout Hotline(800) 522-9054Telephone SupportOklahoma
Lines for Life(800) 923-4357Telephone SupportOregon
PA Support & Referral Helpline(855) 284-2494Telephone SupportPennsylvania
BH Link(401) 414-5465Telephone SupportRhode Island
South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services(803) 996-5555Telephone SupportSouth Carolina
South Dakota Department of Social Services(855) 878-6057Telephone SupportSouth Dakota
TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services(855) 274-7471Telephone SupportTennessee
Texas Health And Human Services Commission(877) 541-7905Telephone SupportTexas
Utah Crisis Line(801) 587-3000Telephone SupportUtah
VT Helplink(802) 565-5465Telephone SupportVermont
Virginia Association Of Community Services Boards(804) 330-3141Telephone SupportVirginia
WA Recovery Help Line(866) 789-1511Telephone SupportWashington
HELP4WV(844) 435-7498Telephone SupportWest Virginia
Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline(833) 944‑4673Telephone SupportWisconsin
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Ombudsman Program(888) 857-1942Telephone SupportWyoming

1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline

  • SAMHSA phone support: (800) 662-HELP (4357)
  • SAMHSA phone support for the hearing impaired: (800) 487-4889 (TDD)
  • SAMHSA text support: Text your 5-digit zip code to 435748 (HELP4U)

The SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7, 365-day-a-year service that provides information on substance use disorders and/or mental health issues. You can connect with English-speaking and Spanish-speaking counselors to receive referrals to treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based services. SAMHSA also offers addiction information and treatment referrals via text message.

2. Zinnia Health Hotline

  • Zinnia Health phone support: (855) 430-9439
  • Zinnia Health online chat support: visit

The website offers a private 24/7 phone and chat helpline for anyone seeking assistance with addiction. When you phone in, a hotline advisor will discuss substance use disorder treatment options that may be available. They may also connect you to a treatment provider or listings for treatment facilities, but there’s no cost or obligation to enter a treatment program.

When you sign up for the free chat feature via text, you’ll be connected to an automated assistant designed to help you navigate the various drug abuse treatment options. You also have the option to speak with a representative by calling a phone number that’s displayed in the chat window.


  • phone support: 855-378-4373 
  • chat support: Text 55753 offers substance abuse support and education via phone and text. When contacted, counselors are available to guide you to the best course of action for treatment. They offer support in English and Spanish.

4. Al-Anon and Ala-Teen Hotline

  • Al-Anon and Ala-Teen phone support: (800) 356-9996

Al-Anon and Ala-teen are family support groups for those who are negatively impacted by someone with an alcohol addiction. When you contact this hotline, you’ll be connected to a counselor who provides support and resources for teens and adults interested in local group therapy programs.

5. Boys Town National Hotline

  • Boys Town phone support: (800) 448-3000
  • Boys Town phone support for speech and hearing impaired: (800) 448-1833
  • Email support for speech and hearing impaired:

Boys Town is a crisis and resource line where you can be connected to counselors equipped to provide information about drug dependency and related issues. They offer Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services in over 100 languages.

6. Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine)

  • Covenant House phone support: (800) 852-8336

Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine) specializes in runaway and homeless youth but also offers a general hotline for adolescents, teens, and families. This helpline provides a range of assistance, including alcohol and drug use.

7. Partnership For Drug-Free Kids

  • Partnership For Drug-Free Kids chat support: Text CONNECT to 55753

Partnership For Drug-Free Kids isn’t a crisis hotline, but they do provide information for parents looking to learn more about drug use, prevention, and treatment in adolescents.

8. Other Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention: call (800) 273-8255 for help with emotional distress and to prevent suicide
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: dial 988 for help with issues of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Poison Control emergency number: call (800) 222-1222 for help swallowing harmful substances

What Are Drug Abuse and Alcohol Addiction Helplines?

Drug hotlines are typically phone numbers that individuals can call to receive immediate and confidential assistance with drug-related concerns. These hotlines are usually staffed by trained addiction professionals who can offer support, counseling, and referrals to treatment programs.

Some organizations offer additional communication options, such as chatting online via their website or texting by cell phone. If you’re hearing impaired, a few have a dedicated line set up for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD).

Why Use a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline?

Whether you’re in the midst of a crisis or have reached a point where you’ve decided you need help, contacting a substance abuse specialist through a free drug and alcohol addiction hotline can be very useful.

They can be there for you whenever you need someone to talk to about your addiction as well as connect you to a rehab facility for treatment.

Many helplines are free and available via phone calls, online, and text 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Benefits of Using a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline

Many people are hesitant to call a helpline. What you may not realize is that drug and alcohol hotlines are valuable resources if you have questions about substance abuse or need support in recovery.

By calling a drug hotline, you can reap the following benefits:

  • Confidentiality: Drug hotlines offer a private, discrete, and confidential way for people to seek help. This means you can feel secure in your anonymity, so you can ask for help without fear of judgment or repercussions.
  • Information: Helplines provide access to information about addiction, substance abuse, and recovery. Addiction representatives can help you understand the risks associated with drug and alcohol use and provide information about various treatment options.
  • Emotional Support: Crisis hotlines also offer emotional support to individuals struggling with addiction. Counselors can provide a listening ear and offer guidance to help you cope with the challenges of recovery.
  • Referrals: If you’re looking for options to recover from drug addiction, hotlines refer you to local treatment facilities, support groups, and other resources that can help them overcome addiction. In addition, they can provide information about financial assistance programs that may help cover the cost of substance abuse treatment.
  • Prevention: Even if you or a family member aren’t addicted, there could be a risk of addiction or overdose. A substance abuse specialist is there to educate you about the dangers of addiction and provide tips for avoiding drug and alcohol abuse.

Drug and alcohol hotlines are an important resource for individuals with addictions who need treatment information and recovery support. These helplines offer a range of benefits, including confidentiality, access to information, emotional support, referrals, and prevention.

What Is Substance Use Disorder (SUD)?

Substance use disorder, or drug and alcohol addiction. is a serious problem that affects over 20 million people around the world. There are different types of SUD, and they can have numerous negative consequences on your physical and mental health.

Below are some of the most common types of drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Opioids: Opiates are drugs used to help alleviate moderate to severe pain. The painkillers include prescription medications such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine and illegal drugs such as heroin. Opioid use disorder can cause respiratory depression, constipation, and withdrawal symptoms. In recent years, there has been a rise in opioid-related overdose deaths.
  • Stimulants: Stimulants are a class of drugs designed to increase alertness and energy. These medications include prescriptions such as Adderall and Ritalin and illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Stimulant addiction can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, anxiety, paranoia, aggression, and depression.
  • Depressants: Drugs that slow down the central nervous system are called depressants. They include prescription drugs such as Xanax and Valium and illegal drugs such as GHB and ketamine. Depressants are highly addictive and can cause memory problems, confusion, and respiratory depression.
  • Hallucinogens: Hallucinogens affect a person’s perception and mood. They include LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and PCP. People with hallucinogen addiction often experience hallucinations, paranoia, flashbacks, and psychosis.
  • Cannabis: Cannabis comes from the cannabis plant and includes marijuana and hashish. Cannabis abuse can lead to memory problems, anxiety, and impaired coordination. Although cannabis is legal in some places, it can still be addictive and can cause serious long-term health problems, including respiratory problems, mental health issues, and an increased risk of addiction to other drugs.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol is a legal substance but is one that’s highly addictive and commonly abused. Alcoholism can cause liver damage, heart problems, depression, anxiety, and other physical and mental health issues.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex issue that usually requires professional help to overcome. If you’re looking for assistance with a drug or alcohol addiction, speak with one of Zinnia Health’s healthcare professionals and get connected to a drug addiction treatment center near you. Call our helpline 24/7 at (855) 430-9439 for help right away.

How To Know if You Need Help With Addiction

Do you think you or someone close to you has a drug or alcohol addiction? Not sure how to tell?

It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction in order to seek help and treatment.

Here are some ways to know if you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol addiction:

  1. Loss of Control: One of the most telltale signs of addiction is the inability to control the use of drugs or drinking of alcohol. You may use more of the substance or use it for a longer time than you intended. You may also spend a lot of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the substance. When trying to stop, you find that you’re unable to do so no matter how much you want to.
  2. Cravings: Another sign of addiction involves strong cravings for drugs or alcohol. These cravings can be both physical and psychological, which can be very difficult to resist. You likely feel as though you need the substance to feel normal or that you cannot function without it
  3. Tolerance: Over time, when you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, you can develop a tolerance to the substance. This means you need to take more of the drug or drink more alcohol to get the same effect. If you find that the substance no longer has the same effect that it used to, you may have developed a tolerance. Taking larger amounts of a drug increases your risk of overdose.
  4. Withdrawal: When someone addicted to drugs or alcohol tries to stop using, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be physical and psychological and range from mild to severe. Some symptoms you may experience include nausea, sweating, tremors, anxiety, and depression.
  5. Neglect: It’s common for people with SUD to neglect their responsibilities at work, school, or home. You may miss work or school, spend less time with family or friends, and lose interest in activities you once enjoyed.

If any of these substance use disorder symptoms sound familiar, don’t hesitate to call a hotline. Addiction is a treatable disease, and recovery is possible with the right support and resources. Contact Zinnia Health at (855) 430-9439 to learn more about our substance use treatment options.

How to Get Immediate Help With Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you, your teen, or someone else you know is having a hard time overcoming addiction, then it’s vital to seek assistance from professional counselors.

If you don’t know who to go to, calling free addiction hotline numbers is always an option. There are many different crisis and helplines that can provide you with everything from emotional support to treatment referrals.

Zinnia Health offers a drug abuse treatment process designed to help you recover from substance use disorder. If you need additional information, call us at (855) 430-9439 to be connected to a drug addiction counselor. 

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