With a total of nearly 4,000 fatal drug overdoses in 2018 and tens of thousands of non-fatal ones, it’s clear that New York has a serious drug problem. New York City is notorious for being the home of countless drug dealers, as well as people living in high-stress environments. Upstate New York isn’t much better in these realms, although perhaps a bit slowed down. Still, New York needs help, and we want to offer some. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Empire 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.
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports operates the HOPEline, which state residents can call for free counseling services, referrals, support, and more. Any New Yorker in need of help is welcome to call at 1-877-846-7369. You can also text “Help” to 467369.
NYS Crisis Text Line
There is another free and anonymous text line available to New York residents. You’ll have a conversation started with a trained crisis professional in no time by texting “GOT5” to 741741.
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.