Illinois Substance Abuse & Drug Addiction Hotlines

Struggling with substance use is difficult in the best of circumstances, but it can feel so much harder when you need help and don’t know where to turn. When searching for the right substance abuse hotline, Illinois has several to offer through national and state organizations. While they’re no substitute for full treatment, they still offer a port in the storm and can help direct you toward available resources you may not know about.

Illinois is in a state of crisis for substance use, with the rate of opioid overdose deaths increasing 3,341% between 2013 and 2022. Several factors are at play when considering this enormous jump, as individuals find themselves struggling with addiction after a prescription for legitimate medical needs or seeking to self-medicate for undiagnosed mental health conditions.

National Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • National Rehab Hotline
    Illinois residents who need help managing their addiction can reach out to a caring specialist through the National Rehab Hotline at any time. They’ll be connected with someone who’ll listen to their story and concerns, providing compassion and directing the caller to helpful resources available in the area.
    (866) 210-1303
  • National Drug Helpline
    Anyone looking for information on how to start their recovery can contact the National Drug Helpline to be connected with friendly operators and have a confidential discussion on what steps to take. These operators can provide information on identifying substance use, the cost of different available treatment types and treatment programs near you that are currently accepting new patients. They can even help you determine whether your insurance will cover your treatment.
    (844) 289-0879
  • Substance Abuse Hotline in Illinois
    If you live in Illinois and are struggling with substance use, the Illinois Helpline is the only statewide recovery hotline offered. You can call anytime and be connected to Illinois recovery centers to start your journey back to living the life you deserve. The phones are open 24-7, and interpreter services are available to help in any language. The hotline is also open to those who are trying to support someone suffering from addiction.
    Call: (833) 234-6343
    Text: Help to 833234

Nonprofits in Illinois

  • Family Counseling Services (Aurora)
    If you’re looking for free rehab, Illinois offers this nonprofit organization that provides hospitalization programs, mental health services and free health care services to anyone unable to afford addiction treatment. Services can be covered by Medicaid and federal grants.
    (630) 844-2662
  • Above and Beyond Recovery Center (Chicago)
    Offering addiction treatment free of charge to those who are homeless or unable to pay for rehab services, this nonprofit provides detoxification, personalized addiction treatment plans, inpatient and outpatient rehab, counseling and therapy services. It won’t turn anyone away for inability to pay.
    (773) 940-2960

There’s Always Someone to Help

Isolation is the biggest threat to addiction recovery, so it’s important to reach out and take advantage of all the help available when you’re struggling with substance use. The National Rehab Hotline is here to remind you that you aren’t alone and you have options available if you’re struggling with a relapse or seeking to take the first step in reclaiming your life. Reach out today and let us help you find the right combination of tools to get you back on your way to living the life you deserve.