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Addiction Hotlines and Resources

Addiction

Are you wondering whether yourself or a loved one is struggling with addiction? It can be scary coming to terms with the fact that you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. But, if you can accept it, you can do something about it. It is possible to gain fulfilling and lasting recovery.

Below are some resources specifically for addiction. For general mental health and support hotlines and resources, see here
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Self help online - Worldwide

- Get Self Help: Self help guide focusing on substance misuse
- 7 Cups of Tea: Alcohol and drug abuse self help guide
- 7 Cups of Tea: Addiction support community
- In-Person/Online Support Groups: Free of charge or by donation
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Alcohol hotlines and resources per country

Australia

- Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Information and a directory of state specific support resources. Visit website
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Austria

- Alcoholics Anonymous Vienna: English speaking AA meetings. Visit Website 
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British Columbia 

- The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service: To find resources and support. They can refer you to services across the province. Phone 1-800-663-1441

- Umbrella society: For people struggling with substance abuse and mental health. Visit website
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Croatia

- Plavi Telefon: Support and prevention. Phone 01/4833 888
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Egypt

- General Secretariat Of Mental Health And Addiction: Available 24/7. Phone 0220816831 (mobile) OR 08008880700 (landline)
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France 

- Croix- Rouge Ecoute: Listening and support via helpline. Available 7 days a week, from 10am to 10pm on weekdays, from 12pm to 6pm on weekends. Phone 0 800 858 858
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New Zealand 

- 1737, need to talk?: When you call 1737 a counselor will work with you to develop a care plan and support. Available 24/7. Phone 1737

- Alcohol Drug Helpline: For confidential advice, support and information. Available 24/7. Phone 0800 787 797
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United Kingdom

- Mind Information: Information and advice for alcohol use. Visit website

- Al-Anon Family Groups: Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit website to find a local meeting near you. Visit website

- TurningPoint: Provides services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems. Phone 020 7481 7600

- Alcoholics Anonymous: Men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Support is provided, which is confidential and anonymous, through local self help group meetings. Visit the website to fnd local meeting 

- Drink aware: Aims to reduce alcohol misuse and harm, information. Visit website

- Find a help guide: List of resources across the uk. Visit website

- Addiction Helper: Information and advice on receiving help for addiction. Local services list and helpline for queries. Phone 0800 024 1476

Samaritans: A listening ear for anyone needing support

United Kingdom - Wales

- Dan 24/7: A free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. Available 24/7. Phone 0808 808 2234 Or text DAN to: 81066 

United Kingdom - Ireland

- Drug and Alcohol helpline: Provides helpline and email support, information, guidance & referral to anyone. Available mon-fri 9:30am-5:30pm. Phone 1800 459 459
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United States

- Addiction Resources: List of alcohol hotlines

- Al-AnonAl-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit website to find a local meeting near you. Visit website

- Alcoholics AnonymousMen and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Support is provided, which is confidential and anonymous, through local self help group meetings. Visit the website to fnd local meeting

- Mothers Against Drunk Driving: If you or someone you know has been impacted by a drunk or drugged driver MADD are there to support and assist you. 24 hour helpline available. Phone 1-800-418-6233

- SAMHSA: National helpline for substance abuse. Available 24/7 for treatment referral and information. Phone 1-800-662-4357

- Alcohol Treatment: AlcoholTreatment.net is an organization dedicated to helping individuals seek recovery from alcohol addiction. Speak to one of our treatment specialists to learn more about alcohol rehab centers, treatment options, insurance, and more. Phone (800) 247-9938

- National Drug Helpline: Free drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. Available 24/7. Phone 1 866 236 1651

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Drugs hotlines and resources per country

Australia

- Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Information and a directory of state specific support resources. Visit website
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British Columbia 

- The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service: To find resources and support. They can refer you to services across the province. Phone 1-800-663-1441
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Croatia

- Plavi Telefon: Support and prevention. Phone 01/4833 888
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Egypt

- General Secretariat Of Mental Health And Addiction: Available 24/7. Phone 0220816831 (mobile) OR 08008880700 (landline)
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ew Zealand 

- 1737, need to talk?: When you call 1737 a counselor will work with you to develop a care plan and support. Available 24/7. Phone 1737
- Alcohol Drug Helpline: For confidential advice, support and information. Available 24/7. Phone 0800 787 797
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P
hilippines

- In Touch: Hotline available 24/7. Free and anonymous phone counseling. Phone +63 2  893 7603 (Landline)+63 917 800 1123 (Globe)+63 922 893 8944  (Sun)
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United Kingdom

- Mind Information: Information and advice for drug use. Visit website

- Frank: Free and confidential, advice, support, counseling and information for anyone effected by drug misuse. Available 24/7. Phone 0800 77 66 00

- TurningPoint: Provides services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems. Phone 020 7481 7600

- Find a help guide: List of resources across the uk. Visit website

- Cocaine Anonymous: Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Visit website to find meetings/information. Helpline available 10am-10pm daily. Phone 0800 612 0225

- Narcotics Anonymous: User-led group of men and women who support each other to stop using drugs. Meetings available and hotline available daily 10am-midnight. Phone 0300 999 1212

- Marijuana Anonymous: Help for anyone worried about cannabis use. Helpline available and local meetings. Phone 0300 124 0373

- Addiction Helper: Information and advice on receiving help for addiction. Local services list and helpline for queries. Phone 0800 024 1476

United Kingdom - Wales

- Dan 24/7: A free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. Available 24/7. Phone 0808 808 2234 Or text DAN to: 81066 

United Kingdom - Ireland

- Drug and Alcohol helpline: Provides helpline and email support, information, guidance & referral to anyone. Available mon-fri 9:30am-5:30pm. Phone 1800 459 459
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United States

- Cocaine Addiction Treatment: Support available 24/7. Speak to an addictions specialist. Phone 1- 800- 559- 9503

Crystal Meth Anonymous: Support for people who are addicted to crystal meth

- Marijuana anonymous: Visit website to find a meeting/online meeting near you

Nar-Anon 

Narcotics Anonymous

- Families Anonymous: Families Anonymous is for those relatives and friends of those who suffer from a current, suspected or former problem of substance abuse or related behavioral problem.  Visit website

- SAMHSA: National helpline for substance abuse. Available 24/7 for treatment referral and information. Phone 1-800-662-4357

- Cocaine Anonymous: Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Visit website to find meetings/information or phone 1-800-347-8998

- Addiction Centre: Help you to find the best drug rehab solution. 24/7 hotline will advise you. Phone 866 571 7547

- National Drug Helpline: Free drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. Available 24/7. Phone 1 866 236 1651

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Gambling hotlines and resources per country

- The Psychology of Gambling: Information

Canada

- National Council on Problem Gambling: Single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem. Helpline available 24/7. Text and online chat also available. Phone 800-522-4700

- Responsible gambling: List of resources and hotlines for problem gambling. Visit website
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Canada - British Columbia

- Responsible Gambling: The Problem Gambling Help Line and counseling services are offered free of charge for anyone struggling with gambling. Available 24/7. Phone 1 888 795 6111
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New Zealand 

- 1737, need to talk?: When you call 1737 a counselor will work with you to develop a care plan and support. Available 24/7. Phone 1737

- Gambling helpline: S
upport for those worried about gambling or the gambling of others. Phone 0800 654 655
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United Kingdom

- Gamblers Anonymous: Fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. Forum, live chat, meetings, support and advice. Visit website

- GamAnon UK & Ireland: If you are affected by someone else's gambling GamAnon can help. GamAnon meetings are for the friends and families who have been affected by a gambling problem, support meetings in most areas. Visit Website

- Gamble Aware: Provides a gateway to information about gambling in the UK encompassing regulation, social responsibility and industry funding of research education and treatment. It also explains how to get advice for gambling related problems. National Gambling Helpline available free everyday 8am-midnight. Phone 0808 8020 133 or chat online

-Find a help guide: List of resources across the uk. Visit website

Samaritans
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United States

- Gambler’s Anonymous: Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Visit website to find local meetings/hotlines

- National Council on Problem Gambling: Single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem. Helpline available 24/7. Text and online chat also available. Phone 800-522-4700

- Gam talk: Community helping people with gambling issues. Online chat with other users and forum. Visit Website

- Very well mind: List of gambling helplines per state
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Other addiction hotlines and resources per country

Hungary 

- Segelyvonalak: List of hotlines and resources for addictions. Visit website
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New Zealand

- Quitline: A Quitline Advisor will help to create a quit smoking plan that works for you. The Advisor will help you understand the smoking addiction – you will identify the reasons why you smoke and come up with new ways to cope. Available 24/7. Phone 0800 778 778
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United Kingdom

- National smokefree helpline: Run by NHS to support people to quit smoking. Local services, hotline, online support, chatline. Hotline available mon-fri 9am-8pm and sat-sun 11am-4pm. Phone 0300 123 1044

- Find a help guide: List of resources across the uk. Visit website
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United states

- Sex Addicts Anonymous: Support for people who are addicted to sex. Visit website
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