North Carolina Helplines: 24-Hour Free Counseling Hotline Numbers

Last Updated: February 4, 2021

Authored by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

North Carolinians in need of drug addiction support or referral can call any of the below 24-hour addiction helpline numbers for assistance. On the other end of the substance abuse helpline are experienced professionals on standby.

Drug Helpline

This hotline is provided by Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. The drug hotline is supported by the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Disorder Services. They are an available drug helpline willing to assist with treatment of alcohol and/or substance use disorders. The toll-free number is 1-800-688-4232. It is open 24/7.


This substance addiction hotline is a support program created to help North Carolinians to stop smoking and related addictions. The QuitlineNC is a substance abuse hotline staffed by counselors willing and able to help smokers quit. The toll-free number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

NAMI NC HelpLine

This is an information and referral service for North Carolinians in need of counseling support for substance abuse, alcohol addiction, and suicidal tendencies. The help hotline number is available from Monday all through to Friday starting from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., EST. The line is 1-800-451-9682.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This agency works in many states including North Carolina to help reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. Their drug help hotline is available 24/7 throughout the year; it is free and confidential. 1-800-662-HELP.

Partners Behavioral Healthcare

This organization hotline that operates in over 8 counties in North Carolina is dedicated to providing quality behavioral care and support. This includes mental health, substance use, and addiction. Their addiction helpline is 1-888-235-4673. It is available 24/7/365.

Immediately the addiction problem starts surfacing, contacting the above resources can help in taking control of the situation. Substance abuse rehabs in North Carolina provide many opportunities for 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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24/7 National Substance Abuse Hotline (800) 913-1755