Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Hotlines | 24/7 Helplines

Drug Withdrawal Hotline

Find out about drug withdrawal hotlines, if they are confidential, how they can help, what happens when you call, and if you are ready.



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It’s Time To Get Help

If you’re struggling with addiction and you’ve been trying to quit, you know that quitting is harder than you ever imagined.
The struggle is very real. You may think it reflects a weakness of character, that you haven’t tried hard enough, or that you just haven’t found the right home remedy or some other solution you haven’t thought of.

But what you are fighting against are very real, physiological and chemical forces in your body and your brain.

Do not blame yourself for struggling to quit. Drug withdrawal directly impacts your body. It is a medical condition that requires medical help. This is not a moral failing. You need help, and that’s okay.

Call 1-888-935-1318 to get help.

What Is A Drug Withdrawal Hotline?

A drug withdrawal hotline is a number you can call for help with your addiction and get information about the withdrawal that comes with stopping an addictive drug.

The trained professionals who answer will talk to you about your situation and your best next steps.

The representatives who answer understand that no two situations are exactly the same. They will help you understand your withdrawal and your medical situation, and talk to you about which treatment options make the most sense for you.

A drug withdrawal hotline is a safe and risk-free way to open up about the struggles you are going through.

Friends and family of people who are struggling with addiction can also call to learn about options for their loved one.

Call 1-888-935-1318 to speak with a professional.

When Can I Call?

Our hotline is open all hours of the day and every day. You can call any time to get help.

Is It Confidential?

Our helpline is completely confidential. We don’t share your information with anybody outside of the American Addiction Centers organization, and you are under no obligation to share any personal information.

Is It Free?

Our hotline is completely free. You will never have to pay to speak to one of our representatives. Some of your treatment options may not be free, but you can discuss all of these concerned with one of our professionals to find out what your options are.

What Happens When I Call?

A professional will offer you their support and will provide you with any helpful information you might need in order to improve your situation.

Calling our hotline will not trigger any specific changes in your life situation unless you want it to.

Our representatives are compassionate and non-judgemental, and many of them are recovering addicts themselves. 

Do I Really Need To Call A Detox Hotline?

Nobody is ever obligated to call a drug withdrawal hotline, but if you have been trying to quit and you are discovering that it is more difficult than you expected, calling a helpline is a positive step to take.

Here are just a few reasons you might want to call:

  • To learn more about abuse, addiction, and withdrawal.
  • Out of concern for a loved one.
  • To learn more about withdrawal treatment.
  • To get help with your addiction.
  • To vent about your struggles with addiction.
  • To find a treatment center.
  • To learn about what kinds of treatment are used.
  • To open up about your drug abuse in a safe way.
  • To talk about what happens if you seek treatment.

You do not need to be in a state of immediate crisis to call a drug withdrawal hotline. If you are struggling with addiction or know somebody who is, you can call to talk about your next steps. No addiction struggle is too small for the call to be helpful.

Call 1-888-935-1318 to speak to someone.

Could Calling Get Me In Legal Trouble?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits the sharing of confidential patient information without explicit permission. You can rest assured that your call will remain 100% confidential unless you request your information to be shared with other parties.

How Do I Prepare Before I Call?

There is no need to make any preparations before you call. However, if you are interested in looking for a treatment facility, you may want to have your insurance information ready.

I’m Not Sure If I’m Ready For Treatment

Hesitation about getting treatment is common and perfectly understandable. You are under no obligation to pursue further treatment if you call. Your next steps are entirely your own. We are only here to help you understand your situation and help you navigate through it.

On the other hand, calling us will help you understand more about treatment and help alleviate any anxieties you might be having about it. Big changes like these come with a perfectly understandable level of apprehension, and speaking with our representatives helps you understand more about what to expect.

Your options for treatment are extensive and varied. Many people are mistakenly under the impression that the only options available for treatment are inpatient facilities that you must commit 100% of your day to, and 12 Step Programs using methods you may not agree with.

The reality is that treatment options encompass a much wider range of possibilities, many of which don’t use either of these methods.

To learn more about what kinds of treatment options are available, call us at 1-888-935-1318 to speak with a representative.

Who Answers When I Call?

You will be connected to representatives of American Addiction Centers (AAC), a group of facilities that offer research-based treatments for drug addiction and the mental illnesses that often come with it.

The representatives work for AAC only and do not share your information with any other organizations. The call is completely confidential. Calling does not obligate you to join a program with an AAC facility and our representatives do not earn a commission for referring you to any specific facility.

Call 1-888-935-1318 to learn about your options and take the next step.

Other Helplines

Some other reputable organizations that offer helplines include:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA’s national helpline is available 24/7 to provide you with information and referral services. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Boys Town National Hotline: This crisis and suicide prevention hotline is staffed by trained counselors who specialize in suicide prevention. They also can provide resources about drug and alcohol abuse. 1-888-935-1318
  • National Runaway Safe Line: This helpline provides 24/7 support to youth under the age of 21. 1 (800) RUNAWAY or 1-888-935-1318
  • Alcohol & Drug Help Line: This helpline provides information and referrals to individuals and families who are seeking resources on drug and alcohol addiction. 206-722-3700.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: This resource can be helpful if you or a loved one is contemplating suicide. However, the helpline also provides referrals for drug and alcohol addiction services. 1-888-935-1318
  • 211: This is a general helpline that can connect you with local resources. 211.
  • Your local government website: Most states have substance abuse departments and resources to help get you linked up with benefits and treatment.