Need Help?

Are you feeling weighed down, and don’t know what to do? There are great resources available, and people ready to help. The following are a really good starting place.

Text ABOVE to 741-741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling via the Crisis Text Line.  Rather talk than text? Call 1-800-448-3000 to connect with the Boys Town National Hotline

Need help dealing with a drug or alcohol problem?

Drug Facts
Get quick facts about drug risks.

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Get more facts about the science behind drugs and addiction.

Concerned about your parents alcohol or drug abuse?

When Your Parents Use Drugs
Learn more about your parent’s drug use and answers to questions you might have.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
For more information and help.

Alateen
For more information and help.

SAMHSA
Your parent can call SAMHSA for help.
Call 1-800-662-HELP(4357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Need free drug information or treatment in your area?

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
For free resources or referrals to treatment, visit SAMSHA website to download information or to speak to someone now, call the help line.
Call 1-800-662-HELP, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Having trouble coping with pressure and want to talk to a counselor right now?

Crisis Text Line
Want to speak with a trained Crisis Counselor anonymously and for free? Text ABOVE to 741-741. Support is available 24/7.

Boys Town National Hotline
Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line staffed by highly-trained counselors who can respond to your questions about family and school problems, pregnancy, suicide, chemical dependency, sexual and physical abuse. They also have a chat room staffed with trained counselors.
Call 1-800-448-3000, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Covenant House “NineLine” Hotline
This is a general hotline for teens with any kind of problem – from substance abuse to family and school problems to relationships, The Covenant House’s expertise is in dealing with homeless and runaway youth.
Call 1-800-999-9999, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Looking for advice on other topics?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Its mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. The call is free and confidential.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association provides a toll-free helpline to connect people with resources, information, or referrals to national and local treatment providers.
Call 1-800-931-2237, Available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
Self-injury is known by many names, including self-abuse, cutting, self-mutilation, or deliberate self-harm. S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a nationally recognized group that provides counseling, treatment referrals, and resources if you need help. This toll-free 800 number is an information line, but hotline information is available on the S.A.F.E. website.
Call 1-800-DONTCUT (366-8288), Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

GirlsHealth.gov
The goal of this site, provided by the Office of Women’s Health, is to provide advice to girls to help them remain healthy physically and mentally. The site provides useful information on health issues, relationships, nutrition, and dealing with stress.

Cool Spot
This Web site is focused on helping younger teens get the facts on underage drinking and avoiding alcohol. The site is provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

Above the Influence is not responsible for the content or information gathering practices of other websites included above.

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