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If you or someone you know needs help with addiction or substance abuse, you are not alone. Find help and support services below.
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If it’s an Emergency
If you’re experiencing an emergency and need immediate help dial 911. If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. They cover more than just suicide, including help with substance abuse and addiction Lifeline services are available in English (1-800-273-8255), for Spanish language speakers (1-888-628-9454), and for individuals who may be deaf or hard of hearing (1-800-799-4889).
For more information, check suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7, confidential text crisis support service. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, including those seeking addiction help, by providing access to free, 24/7 support and information. All you need to do is text 741741 when in crisis, available 24/7 in the United States.
For more information, check crisistextline.org.
Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211
211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.
For more information, check helplinecenter.org.
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Family and friends
Step-by-Step Addiction Treatment Guides
National Institute on Drug Abuse has developed customized guides for people seeking help for themselves or their loved ones struggling with addiction or substance abuse. The format is simple Q&A accompanied by videos. The guides focus on the steps needed to determine if a person needs treatment; how to find it; what happens in treatment; finding help paying for it; privacy issues, and more. The guides fall into 4 categories:
1. teens seeking help
2. adults seeking help
3. parents/guardians seeking help for their teen/young adult child
4. people trying to help an adult loved one
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We offer training programs for those looking to help combat the opioid crisis. Or, you can donate directly to Overdose Lifeline to support our programs and services.