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  • The Narcotics Anonymous Hotline is for anyone with addiction, including a loved one looking for help.

    The hotline is available 24/7, is confidential, and allows you to talk with someone who is trained to help. The phone number for the NA hotline depends on where you are but you can easily find your local one online at the NA World Services (NAWS) website.

    There are many reasons someone might call the NA hotline, but we narrowed it down to the top five.

    1. You Want To Stop Using Drugs

    One of the top reasons someone calls the NA helpline is because they want to stop using drugs and are looking for help. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting on your recovery journey or have been a recovering addict for many years and need a little extra help, the NA hotline can help.

    When calling the hotline, you’ll be connected to a member of Narcotics Anonymous who has been sober for at least a year and who knows the NA twelve steps backward and forwards.  

    They can help talk you through your current situation and then give you resources that can further guide you after you hang up the phone.

    2. You Need Information On Meetings

    Whether you’re looking for your first NA meeting or have moved to a new location and are looking for meetings there, the NA hotline can help with that as well. 

    They will be able to tell you where the meetings are held, the schedule, what type of meeting is being held (12-step meeting, discussion, speaker, virtual meetings, etc.), and any other meeting information you might need.

    If this will be your first meeting, you can also ask questions about the Narcotics Anonymous program, who runs the local meetings, and how exactly it can help you with your addiction. 

    3. You’re Searching For Treatment Programs

    While NA is not affiliated with any treatment programs or hospitals and they don’t provide rehab, they often work with treatment centers to offer 12 step meetings and support patients in inpatient and outpatient care.

    Because of this, they can provide a referral to a local treatment center and give you names and numbers of  programs and detox centers you can check out yourself. They can even tell  you the cost of treatment and what to expect while you’re there.

    After that, you can look into the information they give you and see if that’s what you’re looking for. This is especially helpful if you moved to a new area and don’t know where to find treatment.

    4. You Have A Loved One With A Drug Addiction

    The Narcotics Anonymous Hotline is for anyone who is dealing with the effects of addiction, and that includes friends or family members of the person struggling with a drug problem. 

    Family and friends can call the hotline to find ways they can help their loved one stop using drugs or how they can support them in their recovery.

    Even if a friend or family member simply doesn’t know what to do about their loved one, the hotline can be a place to seek help and find resources.

    Friends and family can also call the helpline for help of their own. Drug use and addiction can affect them just as much as the person with addiction, and the NA hotline offers support for anyone who calls.

    5. You Need Help With Relapse

    Relapsing can be hard to admit to your family or friends let alone at a meeting where you’ve previously shared your stories. Calling the NA hotline is a confidential space where you can share your struggles. You don’t even have to give your name if you don’t want to.

    Even if you were sober for years prior to your relapse, the NA hotline can connect you with an experienced member who can be there to take you to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting or just talk you through what happened and what you’re going through.

    Additionally, you can also call the hotline before the relapse occurs. If you’re simply thinking about drinking and it’s the middle of the night, the 24-hour helpline is there to help talk you through your cravings.

    If you or a loved one struggles with substance use, you can also call our helpline to learn about our professional treatment options.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2022 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.
    Sources

    Central Coast Narcotics Anonymous - 24-Hour Phone Line
    Michigan Narcotics Anonymous - A Cooperative Effort Between the Michigan and Metro Detroit Regions
    Narcotics Anonymous World Services - Meeting Search

    Medically Reviewed by
    Kimberly Langdon M.D.
    on May 25, 2022
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