Free 24-Hour Alcohol Addiction Hotline or Helpline Numbers
What Is an Alcohol Hotline or Alcohol Abuse Helpline Number?
An alcohol addiction hotline number or alcohol helpline is typically a phone service where callers can seek support and resources for alcohol addiction (diagnostically known as alcohol use disorder) or alcohol misuse. Some alcohol addiction helplines are free and have people answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These 24/7 hotlines may provide support for people misusing alcohol or for their loved ones.
Depending on who is providing the phone services, alcohol hotlines may offer:
- Information about alcohol addiction.
- Treatment resources like contact information for treatment facilities, support groups, or detox centers.
- Resources for family and friends of those struggling with alcohol addiction.
Alcohol addiction is not always easy to recognize in yourself or a loved one, but it can lead to serious physical, psychological, and interpersonal struggles if a person doesn’t get help.1
Seeking help for alcohol dependency may begin with a call to a reputable alcohol recovery hotline. A phone call to an alcohol hotline is a great way to speak to someone who has experience with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and can provide the support you need. They can help direct you toward the alcohol or drug treatment you need, whether it’s an outpatient or inpatient program. Recovery is possible and help is available.
Prepare to Call an Alcohol Addiction Hotline Number
Before calling an alcohol hotline number, be ready to provide the following information:
- The age of the person who needs treatment.
- Where they live.
- Any other drugs they’re abusing besides alcohol.
- How long they’ve been drinking.
- How much they’ve been drinking and how often.
- Any co-occurring medical or mental health conditions (e.g., depression or anxiety) or physical disabilities.
- Insurance information if a person has it.
Try to be as forthcoming as possible with the alcohol hotline representative. It can help them support you in finding the most appropriate program for you or a loved one.
In addition, you can put together your own list of questions for the alcohol abuse hotline representative about alcohol rehab, the detox process, paying for rehab, or any other area you’re concerned about.
Getting Help for Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol hotlines are one way to seek help for a drinking problem; however, they can also help people who need to talk about their alcohol misuse with someone who understands the nature of their struggles, depending on the type of helpline you call.
Some services an alcohol helpline can help you find include:
- Counseling services.
- Treatment facilities.
- Mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.
Breaking the cycle of alcohol abuse can start by finding a reputable alcohol hotline number to help you start on the path to sobriety.
How to Choose an Alcohol Rehab Center
Factors to consider when choosing an alcohol rehab center are:
- Whether it offers detox, or if you know you’ll need help with alcohol withdrawal.
- The experience and credentials of the staff.
- The cost of the program.
- The location of the facility.
- The amenities of the program (gym, pool, chef-prepared meals) and what you’ll need to feel comfortable.
- The program’s treatment philosophy (evidence-based, 12-Step, religious).
- Treatments for specific people groups like women or veterans.
The right alcohol treatment program for you or your loved one will be the one whose services and features match your needs with an individualized treatment plan.
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Free National 24-Hour Alcohol Hotline and Substance Abuse Resources
There are several free helplines for people struggling with alcohol addiction. These national alcohol hotline numbers provide 24-hour information, resources, and support to those who are struggling with alcohol abuse.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – 1(800) 662-HELP (4357): SAMHSA’s helpline focuses on substance use disorders and mental illness for both those who are suffering and their loved ones.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD): NCADD has a website to educate about alcohol and other drugs, prevention, addiction signs, and treatment. Community-based treatment and prevention organizations that are affiliated with NCADD are available across the country and NCADD provides referrals. Search online for the organization located closest to you.
- Partnership to End Addiction: This organization has information about prevention, substance abuse signs and symptoms, and treatment.
- Boys Town – 1-800-448-3000: Boys Town works to assist children, families, and communities dealing with addiction, among other issues. The helpline provides callers with advice and assists with finding resources.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Dial 988. This network of local crisis centers provides support to those who are experiencing a suicidal crisis or other emotional distress, as well as prevention information and crisis resources.
- National Runaway Safeline (NRS) 1(800) RUNAWAY (786-2929): NRS helps young people who have run away, are homeless, or are otherwise at-risk.
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