Substance Use

New York Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in New York (NY).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for New York?

Below is a list of two free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in New York for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
HOPEline(877) 846-7369467369
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from New York, the Empire State, to call.

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List of Free New York Addiction Helplines


The New York State HOPEline is a toll-free helpline that provides support and resources for individuals struggling with substance use disorder.

It offers confidential and compassionate assistance to those in need, connecting them with local treatment facilities, support groups, and other resources.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in NY.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in New York?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 1,883 deaths (up 62.5% from 2000)
  • 9.7 deaths per 100,000 people (up 59.0% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 19,336,776 (up 1.9% from 2000)

Over 1.9 million New Yorkers (1.77 million adults and 156,000 youth ages 12-17) have a substance abuse problem. Approximately twelve percent of State residents age 12 and older experience a substance use disorder (addiction or abuse) annually.

In 2019, 21.9% of male New York residents engaged in excessive drinking, which is slightly below the national average for men.

In 2020, drug overdose death rates were higher than the statewide average (25.4) in 10 of 15 counties for which there are data.

In 2014, there were a total of 281,780 admissions into New York alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers. Of that number, 73.3% were male, and 26.7% were female.

Between 2012-2013, 462,000 individuals or 2.8% of those over 12 were dependent upon illicit drugs. Of that number, only 12.8% suffering from illicit drug dependence/abuse received treatment.

In 2019, 4.5% of New York residents aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder involving illicit drugs.

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