Massachusetts Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotlines

An eye-opening 2,241 Massachusetts residents died of a drug overdose in 2018 alone. That’s more than six people every day. Making matters worse, last year Massachusetts ranked 42nd out of 51 states for access to mental health care. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Bay State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.

Massachusetts 2-1-1

As a Massachusetts resident, simply dialing 211 leads to an entire network of free and confidential assistance. Alaska 2-1-1 offers free counseling, treatment programs, free information on mental health and substance abuse, as well as legal services, and much more. There is also a separate state-sponsored crisis hotline and the number is 1-877-211-6277.

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

Sponsored by Health Resources in Action, the helpline offers 24/7 support for mental health and/or substance abuse-related crises and can be reached at 1-800-327-5050.

National Rehab Hotline

Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.