Center for Addiction Medicine

MGH Center for Addiction Medicine Community Resources Guide

Crisis Hotlines

National Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988: 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential support to those in crisis across the entire country.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 – Free 24/7 support for those in crisis.
  • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929 – 24/7 hotline offering services for youth who have run away, are thinking about running away, or wanting to come home (parents can also contact this hotline if they are worried about their child running away).
  • The Network/La Red: 1-800-832-190124/7 hotline aimed to provide support and advice for members of the LGBTQ community who are suffering from domestic violence.
  • The Trevor Project1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 National 24/7 crisis intervention & suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ people under 25.
  • Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222.

State-Specific Hotlines

Local Hotlines

Substance Use Resources

Treatment Options

Harm Reduction Resources

Recovery Resources

For Patients and Families

For Veterans

  • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255: Team of qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs who are available for a variety of needs in times of crisis; many are veterans themselves.   
  • MISSION Act Community Care Program 888-902-VETS: Provides services that veterans are otherwise not able to receive through the VA for specific reasons and may provide coverage specifically for veterans with substance use disorder.
  • Veteran’s Association: Federally funded services for veterans, offering medication options along with counseling and other therapy options. Veterans can apply for health care through the VA and then access treatment.
  • VA Homeless Programs: A resource page for homeless veterans, telling them what steps to take and offering resources in health care, mental health, housing assistance, and employment/job training.
  • Women Veterans Health Care Call or text 1-855-829-6636: Call center run by the trained VA woman staff member which answers questions of women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources.
  • Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment (SAVE) Program 617-210-5743Peer outreach program than connects veterans with peers to help them access benefits, services, and supports, and support their overall mental health.
  • VA Benefits Hotline 1-800-827-1000
  • VA Health Benefits Hotline 1-877-222-8387

For People Experiencing Homelessness

Culturally Responsive Treatment and Resources