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The National Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential referrals and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish.

SAMHSA's National Helpline
800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 800-487-4889

For additional information on finding help and treatment options, visit www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment.

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The information and email services on this Web site cannot provide personalized medical advice about conditions or treatments. The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Contact your medical care providers for answers to personal health questions. We also do not rate or provide referrals to physicians or health care facilities. Such activities are usually handled by state or local governments.

International Inquiries

Visit NIDA International https://www.drugabuse.gov/international and learn about international collaboration on research, funding, research training fellowships, scientific meetings, educational opportunities, and tools to identify international researchers.  NIDA International Email: ip@nida.nih.gov

For international public inquiries requesting more information about specific substance use services and/or resources in their countries see the following links below.

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