Pennsylvania Addiction Helplines: Drug And Alcohol Abuse Hotlines

Last Updated: February 4, 2021

Authored by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Drug addiction support goes beyond treatment to literally walk on a one-on-one with a victim. In this way the person feels appreciated, encouraged and uplifted. In Pennsylvania, abuse hotlines are staffed with professional counselors and psychiatrists who listed and offer support to people struggling with substance abuse.

PA Get Help Now

This helpline gives residents of Pennsylvania intervention help for free in drug addiction and substance abuse. It is managed by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program (DDAP). Anyone looking for help with addiction treatment of a treatment provider, the 24/7 toll-free 1-800-662-HELP hotline can be a great resource.

PA Free Quitline

Quitting tobacco is not an easy process. It involves interventions and deep counseling programs. Fortunately, the Pennsylvania Free Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), is an invaluable help hotline number to assist people who are struggling to be smoke-free. All calls are directed to expert substance addiction professionals to a one on one help.

Substance Abuse Hotline

This is a national abuse hotline that serves victims of substance abuse in Pennsylvania. Through the 24/7/365 toll-free helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and 1-800-487-4889 (TTY), SAMHSA professionals assist victims of substance and mental abuse both in English and Spanish languages. All assistance is treated with the privacy it deserves.

Drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania almost always exceeds the national average. However, with the initiative the state has taken in establishing drug helpline numbers, victims can get support as and when they need it in Pennsylvania substance addiction treatment centers.

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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  • Jonna
    My husband is addicted to a drug called meth , lately he uses every week like two days , we were trying to find some rehab , but unfortunately the doctors are so busy and didnt really get some real help , please give us some advice, as he says his issues mainly is mental problem
    • Joseph Walling Sr
      I was an addict from age 13 to 60. I used almost every drug known to man. Addiction/drug abuse is a spiritual issue. The root of the problem varies from individual to individual but one commonality I’ve found through 6 years of former inpatient/outpatient treatment is trauma which resulted in the loss of security or self esteem. Personally, I’ve run the gauntlet with programs and honestly testify today that the spiritual route to recovery is the only path that works and offers wholeness at the same time.
  • Albert P Milec
    My adult daughter needs help asap or i know she will be dead before to long.Please help me save my daughter. She just finished 35 + days at valley forge treatment center. Did not help. She needs 6 months to a year or more. Please help.
  • Infiniti
    Hello my mother is an alcoholic. She drinks so much she makes herself severely sick to where she almost dies. My family and I have been trying to help and take her to a rehab to get her so professional help but she won’t let us. She also suffers from severe anxiety and depression but she was forced to stop taking her anxiety medicine because she abused those too. That’s when she really started to drink a lot. I’m only 16 and I don’t know what to do or how to help her.