Rhode Island Substance Abuse Hotlines: 24-Hour Addiction Helplines

Last Updated: February 4, 2021

Authored by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Rhode Island may be one of the smallest states in the United States, but the drugs and alcohol problem is significant. This makes substance abuse a very pertinent concern in Rhode Island. To respond to this, the state and national governments and non-profit organizations have put in place mechanisms including free hotlines numbers to combat the problem.

Hope & Recovery Support Line

The hope and recovery support line is a  joint effort by RI Department of Health (RIDOH), Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, and Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare. The counselors on the 401-942-STOP (401-942-7867) drug help hotline, are licensed in chemical dependency and are available 24/7 in both English and Spanish languages.

Rhode Island Smoker Helpline

The Rhode Island drug abuse hotline for people who want to quit smoking is the 24/7 toll-free number 1-800-QUIT-NOW. It connects the victims with specialists for multi-sessions telephone counseling, referrals, and self-help tools. With this level of support, anyone can quit for good. Victim’s information is also held private and confidential.

Teen Challenge Rhode Island Hopeline

This is a faith-based free drug counseling helpline that supports teens struggling with substance abuse and other life controlling problems. The operation hours for the 1-855-404-HOPE hotline are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Getting real-time support through abuse hotlines manned by addiction recovery experts can help victims navigate through the challenges of substance abuse and related conditions. This can help point them to the path to complete recovery in Rhode Island addiction rehabs.

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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  • Dan
    hi is there any one that me and my class mates can talk about drug abuse