Drug Abuse Hotlines in Alaska: Substance Addiction Local Helplines

Last Updated: February 4, 2021

Authored by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Seeking help for substance abuse issues? Get help, information, and treatment advice on addiction and abuse by calling the drug help hotlines below:

Alaska 2-11

Alaska 2-11 hotline provides access to free drug counseling, treatment programs, educational and legal services. Call the drug crisis hotline on 2-1-1 or dial 1-800-478-2221 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Calls to these helplines are toll-free and treated with confidentiality.

Alaska Careline

Careline offers statewide help to individuals and families in cases of mental crisis including addiction, overdose, and substance use disorders. It connects callers to professionals who will provide counseling and treatment advice. Call the 24/7 toll-free drug abuse hotline 800-273-TALK (8255) or text 4help to 839863. An additional helpline is Careline’s Alaska number, 877-266-HELP (4357) which only works for phones with a 907 area code.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers free counseling, as well as information on addiction and other mental well-being issues. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Dial the free hotline numbers 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357) and 1 (800) 487-4889 for persons with hearing impairment.

Residents in Alaska can have access to substance abuse treatment programs through these contacts. Seek help right away at one of these substance addiction help hotlines or choose a rehabilitation facility in Alaska and begin the journey to recovery.

Published on: October 1st, 2018

Updated on: February 4th, 2021

About Author

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

After successful graduation from Boston University, MA, Sharon gained a Master’s degree in Public Health. Since then, Sharon devoted herself entirely to the medical niche. Sharon Levy is also a certified addiction recovery coach.

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