OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

We will be working very hard to add new resources every week. Below are different resources to help you overcome Obstacles/ Addictions/ & Hardships in your life.

                              FOR EMERGENCIES & IMMEDIATE DANGER DIAL 9-1-1

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 Sometimes, all it takes is one phone call to change your life. Here is a list of hotline and helplines that can get you into addiction treatment, or to a safe place to wait for help. Please note that not all hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you don’t get in touch with a live person, keep calling and move down the list.

  1. 1-800-999-9999 National Directory of Hotlines and Crisis Intervention Centers

  2. 1-800-662-HELP Drug and Alcohol Rehab/Treatment Referral Service

  3. Narcotics Anonymous hotlines and helplines

  4. 1-800-356-9996 Al-Anon & Alateen crisis line

  5. 1-800-COCAINE National Cocaine Hotline, 24-hour counseling and referral

  6. 1-800-9-HEROIN National Heroin Hotline

  7. 1-888-MARIJUA National Marijuana Hotline

  8. 1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  9. 1-800-WORKPLACE Drug-Free Workplace Help

  10. *This is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. Click button below to help locate a facility near you.

ALCOHOL/DRUG ADDICTION

SUICIDE/ DEPRESSION

No matter what you are going through you are not alone! Call and let someone help you get through this.

 

     1-800-273-TALK (8255)  National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Press 2 for Spanish)

     Hopeline: 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

     National Suicide Hotlines: 800-SUICIDE (784 2433)

     Teen Hotline Covenant House NineLine: 800-999-9999

     SOS Teen Hotline: 800-949-0057

     Grief Recovery Helpline: 800-445-4808

Each state also has different hep lines you can call. Click the button below for individual states & local numbers:

CANCER

Cancer Information Service: 800-422-6237

Do you have questions about cancer or quitting smoking? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has information specialists available by phone M-F, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. NCI also offers information via its “LiveHelp” online chat service M-F until 11 p.m. EST: https://livehelp.cancer.gov/app/chat/chat_launch/

Cancer-Related Crisis via the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

People undergoing cancer treatment often need extra help and support to get through the stress of dealing with the illness and any associated pain and depression. If you find yourself feeling that your life is no longer worth living, call the free 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for immediate help. They can also refer you to a cancer support community for ongoing help.

Bloch Cancer Hotline: 800-433-0464

Are you newly diagnosed with cancer? The R.A. Bloch foundation’s helpline operators will help get your questions answered and match you up with a survivor of your type of cancer to offer support. The foundation also offers free books, guidance and information.

CHILD ABUSE

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) or 800-2-A-CHILD (800-222-4453, TDD for hearing impaired)

ChildHelp operators are available 24/7 to provide multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. You can get referrals to local social service groups offering counseling for child abuse.

Department of Social Services:

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720

  • Day Care Complaint Line: 800-732-5207

  • General information on department programs: 800-342-3009

You can report child abuse through Child Protective Services and other department programs.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233), 800-787-3224 (TTY) 800-942-6908 (Spanish)

This 24/7 hotline provides crisis intervention in both English and Spanish, and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. Trained volunteers are available to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 888-215-5555

SafeQuest Crisis Line: 866-487-7233 (4UR-SAFE)

This is a 24-hour crisis intervention line for people who are victims of relationship violence or sexual abuse. Emergency response is offered nationwide, and California residents may receive state-certified emergency shelter and other support services, free of charge.

Eating Disorders (and Associated Disorders)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): 847-831-3438 (long distance)

National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642

Information specialists are available M-F, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to provide information on mental health topics, as well as referrals.

HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network: 800-458-5231

Information specialists are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to answer questions and provide information on HIV and AIDS, new medicines and treatment trials.

National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)

Available 24/7 with information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling.

AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)

Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD)

Open M-F, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922

Operators are available M-F, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST to answer general questions and provide information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics.

Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline: 800-332-2437, TTY: 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

 

PARENT HOTLINE

Parent Hotline: 800-840-6537

Parent Hotline is a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation. It lists behaviors for parents to be aware of such as drug use and a questionnaire to help determine if a child is in need of intervention.

RAPE & ASSAULT or VIOLENCE

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

In addition to its hotline, RAINN works with local rape crisis centers nationwide, providing resources, articles, programs, and events.

National Teen Dating Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or visit www.loveisrespect.org For teens who have been abused.

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org For anyone who has been raped or experienced sexual violence.

RUNAWAY/ EXPLOITED CHILDREN

Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535

Thursday's Child's National Youth Advocacy Hotline: 800-USA-KIDS

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-843-5678

This hotline is for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. They offer assistance to law enforcement agents. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. EST.

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters for adolescents and families. Also relays messages or sets up conference calls with parents at the request of the runaway child.

Children of the Night: 800-551-1300

This is a 24/7 crisis line for children 11-17 years of age who have been sexually abused or involved in prostitution (www.childrenofthenight.org).

CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline: 800-231-6946

Child Find of America Hotline: 800-I-AM-LOST

Looks for missing and abducted children. Operators are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

Parent Abduction Hotline: 800-292-9688

Operators are available M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, providing crisis mediation in parental abduction, as well as prevention information and referrals to local agencies. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

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