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New Helpline for Parents Worried about Drinking or Drug Use

The Partnership at DrugFree has opened a Parent Toll-Free Helpline
1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or have a specific question about your child’s drug or alcohol use?  The Parents Toll-Free Helpline is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking.  Support is available in English and Spanish.  Trained and caring parent specialists will:

  • Listen to your concerns, challenges, setbacks and emotional turmoil that you have experienced with your child’s substance abuse or addiction
  • Help you outline a course of effective action –  whether it’s prevention, intervention, seeking treatment or supporting recovery – grounded in science-based resources
  • Inform you of different resources available to you nationally 

The Helpline is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm ET.  They are closed on weekends and holidays. The Helpline is not a crisis line. If you do not connect with a parent specialist, please leave a message and They will make every effort to get back to you by the next business day. If you are in need of immediate or emergency services please call 911 or a 24 hour crisis hotline.

The parent specialists are licensed social workers and psychologists with years of experience helping individuals and their families prevent and overcome substance abuse problems.  

Check out their website for more information at Tme To Get Help.

Parents Toll-Free Helpline
1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET