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  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Also visit the online treatment locator.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.

No, we do not provide counseling. Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them with local assistance and support.

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Last Updated: 08/30/2022

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The Locator is authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255, Section 9006; 42 U.S.C. 290bb-36d). SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is updated annually from facility responses to SAMHSA’s National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N-SUMHSS). New facilities that have completed an abbreviated survey and met all the qualifications are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers, and services are made weekly for facilities informing SAMHSA of changes. Facilities may request additions or changes to their information by sending an e-mail to [email protected], by calling the BHSIS Project Office at 1-833-888-1553 (Mon-Fri 8-6 ET), or by electronic form submission using the Locator online application form (intended for additions of new facilities).

90,000 how to return to normal life after drugs?

The effectiveness of the fight against drug addiction is high in cases where not only physiological and psychological, but also socio-spiritual aspects are affected. Recovery can be considered complete if the patient was able to return to normal life, regardless of the existence of a constant threat of failure. In this regard, the importance of the rehabilitation period cannot be underestimated.

With a drug addiction diagnosis, rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process. The end of the course of detoxification means that further work to consolidate the positive effect must be carried out in other directions. This period must be taken seriously and responsibly, otherwise relapses of the disease are almost inevitable, and you will have to start all over again. nine0007


In 2017, 7,529 people aged 15 to 64 died from drug-related causes in Russia—76 per million Russians in this age group. In 100% of cases, death occurred as a result of an overdose. This is not the highest rate in Europe. For comparison: in Sweden, for example, there are 95 people who died as a result of drug use per million people aged 15 to 64, and in Estonia - 130 [1] . nine0005

The purpose of the drug rehabilitation system is to restore the identity of the patient so that he can take control of his behavior and start life with a clean slate. To do this, at the first stage, detoxification is required, and at the second stage, rehabilitation with the direct work of psychotherapists, psychiatrists, narcologists, psychologists, social workers, and consultants from among recovered drug addicts. A social environment is being created that will provide the patient with all possible support with medical and psychological methods. nine0007

Psychological rehabilitation of drug addicts involves the use of drugs to correct residual disorders such as depression. On average, the first stage lasts three months.

The second stage is the application of the acquired knowledge in real life, after leaving the rehabilitation center. At this stage, the patient needs support in outpatient psychological care groups, as well as assistance in finding a job. It is very important that the recovering person believe in himself, and assess the emerging problems as solvable and non-unique. nine0007

Special programs in rehabilitation centers for drug addicts

The drug rehabilitation program is a plan of comprehensive measures to return the patient to a normal life. There are several models of social rehabilitation of drug addicts known in the world, which, as a rule, bring results.

12 Steps

This program was created in the USA in the 1930s and quickly spread to other countries. In Russia, it has been successfully used for more than twenty years. Now the 12 Steps is more of an ideology on which other programs are built - a consistent path from recognizing a person's inability to cope with drug addiction on their own to accepting help and consciously starting changes in life. Tens of millions of people all over the world are treated under programs with the 12-step ideology. nine0007

Therapeutic communities

Rehabilitation of drug addicts is more effective when they are placed in therapeutic communities, where patients diagnosed with drug addiction prepare together for a drug-free life in the outside world. Life in such a community, subject to the general routine and driven by common moral values, launches an unconscious process of adaptive adaptation. Old values ​​are transformed and acquire a healthy connotation. The therapeutic community is forming clear norms and standards in which there is no place for drugs. This is a model of society, following which the patient can restore and work out lost skills, find support in solving their problems. nine0007

Minnesota Model

This rehabilitation option was developed at the turn of the 1940s and 1950s by rethinking and supplementing the 12 Steps ideology. This is a systematic approach to the recovery of a drug addict, which involves the active participation of relatives and friends of the patient, as well as psychologists - specialists in chemical addictions. Chemical dependence in the Minnesota model is considered as an incurable disease that tends to transform, fading or flashing, as well as "passing" from one substance to another. nine0007

Post-rehabilitation support

This part of rehabilitation not least depends on the presence of public and state initiatives to support former drug addicts in their desire to return to a normal life, find a job, and find various hobbies. In our country, this area of ​​social work is poorly developed, so you have to rely mainly on outpatient programs organized at rehabilitation centers and the help of relatives and friends. You can turn to support from church organizations. The spiritual side of the issue is very important, but one should be careful when meeting with religious communities that, under the guise of help, may pursue their own goals, namely, the search for new adherents. nine0007

Working with relatives (co-dependent)

If the addict has a family, it is usually co-dependent. This manifests itself first in the denial of the problem itself, and then in the desire to solve it within the walls of the house, using clumsy methods. Scandals, threats, prohibitions, a hastily invented system of rewards and punishments usually turn into increased drug addiction and serious consequences for both the patient and his psyche, and for the family as a whole. Instead of being strengthened, family ties are weakened, and sometimes completely interrupted. The rehabilitation of drug addicts in this regard must necessarily include work with relatives - providing them with psychological assistance, holding educational events in the form of lectures, group work. nine0007

Outpatient rehabilitation options

A rather stable and already tested practice is that it allows outpatient rehabilitation activities only at the second stage, when it comes to the patient's employment and his return to society. The first stage should take place in a hospital or in a rehabilitation center, and in no case should it be skipped. Supporters of this position believe that the patient needs to constantly remain busy, his day should be scheduled by the minute so that there are no pauses that can provoke thoughts about drug use. nine0007

During this period, a person becomes aware of his illness, admits that he is powerless in front of it, that addiction cannot be cured, and therefore he will have to live with the disease all his life and consciously observe some fundamental rules. That is why it is important to place the patient in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. A sharp return to the former social environment, full of temptations, without clearly conscious new attitudes, is fraught with breakdowns and the emergence of the disease on a new round of development. In parallel, in such rehabilitation centers, recovering people contact former drug addicts-volunteers who have been in remission for several years, who prove by their example that starting a new life is real. nine0007

Rehabilitation programs in serious drug rehabilitation centers involve long-term consistent work with the patient and his immediate environment, individually and in groups. It is worth remembering that you should only contact licensed medical institutions.

How to help an addict stop using? 🚑


1. Who is an addict?

2. How can I help an alcoholic stop drinking? Employees of the RC "Arma" answer

3. How to persuade a drug addict to get treatment? Some aspects of addict's motivation.

4. Do rehabilitation centers help? Our view

5. Features of modern drugs. Is it possible to help a salt and spice addict?

6. Gambling addiction is curable! How to help a gamer?

7. Briefly about our program

Who is an addict?

An addict is a person whose life is dominated by drugs, alcohol or gambling. He has no other goals, interests or values. His whole life revolves around one thing - the object of addiction, and for this he is ready to do anything. nine0007

Drug addiction develops 475 times faster than alcohol addiction.

An addict cannot enjoy or enjoy without drugs, alcohol or games. They become for him the only goal and meaning, therefore they occupy all his thoughts. However, most addicts are not aware of the problem, so they categorically refuse treatment.

How to help an alcoholic stop drinking? Employees of the RC "Arma" answer

The first thing you need is to realize the reality. As long as you hide and hush up the truth, the addiction of the person close to you continues to develop. Accept the problem for what it is and move on. nine0007

You cannot force an alcoholic to stop drinking. However, it is in your power to motivate him for treatment (convince him to be treated). Everything else will be done by the specialists of our rehabilitation center.

How to convince an alcoholic not to drink? Recommendations that will give him motivation for treatment:

  1. Stop taking responsibility for him right now. It can be difficult, BUT stop making excuses for his behavior, don't solve problems for him, don't give money, don't lie on his behalf. nine0007

  2. Set boundaries. What does this mean? Confidently express your feelings and thoughts. Stop indulging the alcoholic's desires. Is he offended or angry? This is not a problem, but he will no longer be able to manipulate you. And believe me, drug addicts or alcoholics are the best manipulators.

  3. Do not trust every word of an alcoholic. One of the main rules - be guided by his actions, not words. He promises that he will drink for the last time and therefore he needs to be given quite a bit of money for a bottle? nine0143 No, and again no! Believe me, tomorrow he will forget about his oaths and promises.

  4. Talk to him. Wait until the addict is sober. Try to rationally explain to him why alcohol abuse is a problem for you. Speak calmly: without accusations, threats or reproaches. Offer to help him and let him know that you sincerely care about him.

  5. Call for help . If your loved one is an alcoholic or drug addict, then call +7 (863) 322-60-80 (anonymously, around the clock) and consult with experts. They will give step-by-step instructions on how to proceed specifically in your case, and what exactly to do.

How to persuade a drug addict to get treatment? Some Aspects of the Motivation of an Addict

The most important aspect on which the motivation for treatment for a drug addict and alcoholic is built is the family. How do you convince an addict to get into treatment? In 99% of cases, for him to agree to rehabilitation, the participation of a person close to him is required. nine0007

And if that person is you, then start acting right now. First of all, let him know that you love him in any way, BUT worry, worry and worry about him, his health and your future together.

How to help a drug addict quit? Use motivating phrases. For example, “You are very dear to me, so let me take care of you” or “I am sincerely worried, so I want you to listen to me.” Tell the addict how you feel when he cheats or accepts you. nine0007

Speak calmly. Do not moralize, do not blame and reproach. The addict will always respond to pressure - resistance. And because of this, he will avoid such conversations in the future.

How can I help an addict who uses salt, spice or other substances?

  • Remind your loved one how good, bright and interesting life together was before the drug/alcohol/gaming problems began. If you miss those days, be sure to tell him about it. nine0007

  • If the addict does not want to talk, do not insist - give him some time to get over the awkwardness. The more you insist, the more he will resist.

  • Don't expect to get consent for treatment the first time. Denying the problem and attacking in response to your arguments are natural defensive reactions. You will need time to get results.

  • Clearly express all your desires, feelings and thoughts. No need to justify or apologize to him. Talking with an addict will allow you to become more aware of your own feelings and put all your thoughts in order. nine0007

And remember, when you manage to convince a drug addict or alcoholic to seek drug treatment, immediately, without delay or postponing until tomorrow, call the narcologist at +7 (863) 322-60-80 (anonymous ).

Do rehabilitation centers help? Our opinion

Definitely yes . Rehab centers do not just help, but remain the only chance for an addicted person to return to a healthy life without drugs, alcohol or games. And this is due to the fact that a unique rehabilitation program is used here, which allows not only to overcome addiction, but to return to a healthy lifestyle and realize its value. nine0007

To provide effective motivation, the psychiatrist needs to learn as much as possible about the addicted person.

In this he will need the help of relatives who can tell about the psychological atmosphere in which the addict/alcoholic lives, his habits and interests, as well as family relationships.

Having received such training, a specialist can already guess what problems a person is trying to solve with drugs, alcohol or games. And, based on this, he selects methods of motivation focused on a particular person. They are determined individually in each case, so the motivation from our clinic always gives a positive result. nine0007

Forms of motivation used by specialists
rehabilitation center "Arma":

Primary motivation

Basic motivation

It is based on the search for those values ​​that will push the dependent person to give up drugs and alcohol.

Most often, this value is the family. It can be both a partner and children, parents, other relatives. nine0007

Other possible values: work (career), hobby (hobbies), sports, etc.

The primary motivation is aimed at obtaining consent to be treated, consulting with a narcologist and starting rehabilitation.

It is applied throughout the rehabilitation program so that the person does not break down and continue to recover.

It is not based on love for the family, but on the patient himself. As soon as he begins to recover, all areas of his life will gradually begin to change. nine0077

The main motivation from our center allows a person to realize all the dangers and consequences of addiction, but at the same time continue to recover, despite other circumstances - for his own sake.


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Peculiarities of modern drugs. Is it possible to help a salt and spice addict? nine0108

Every drug addict can be helped. Another question is how much time and effort it will take. We, as doctors with extensive experience, take into account the main features of modern drugs in the treatment. And one of them is the rapid formation of dependence. Just 1-2 doses are enough to completely “hook” a person on the drug, relegating other areas of his life to the background.

We draw your attention to the main features of modern drugs:

  • Rapid emaciation . For example, the need to take salts occurs every 2-3 hours. At the same time, the addict practically does not sleep and does not eat. This leads to rapid depletion of the body and the development of dangerous diseases.

  • High risk of overdose . It is almost impossible to calculate the dosage of modern drugs. This leads not just to poisoning, but to severe overdoses with a fatal outcome.

  • Degradation and destruction of personality . The use of salts, spices and other modern drugs leads to the gradual degradation of a person. The only thing that remains important for him is the next dose.

Treatment of salt and spice addiction is possible only in conditions of complete isolation from the outside world. Our center "Arma" has everything you need to restore the body and mental state even after the use of modern drugs.

Gambling addiction is curable! How to help a gamer? nine0108

Along with alcoholism and drug addiction is the problem of gambling. Its scale is huge, because the number of bookmakers and online casino sites is increasing every day. Gambling addiction leads to gradual degradation, serious financial problems and rupture of relationships with loved ones.

If there is a gamer in your family, then don't give up and don't give up - there is a way out in any situation! Gambling addiction is curable, but the main thing is to seek help in a timely manner and convince the addicted person to undergo treatment. nine0007

How to help a gamer?

  1. Do not try to solve the financial problems of a dependent person . No need to pay loans for him or repay debts to relatives/friends/colleagues. This will lead to the fact that the gamer will completely relax, and will take new loans for bets and games.

  2. Treat it as equal to . No need to be imbued with the problems of a gamer (“put on a jacket for yourself”). By realizing that he is in the center of your attention, it will be much easier for the addicted person to manipulate. nine0007

  3. Offer help . The gamer must understand that he is not alone, and you will always be with him, but not in order to once again pay his debts, but to help get rid of addiction.

  4. Speak sincerely . Try to bring the gamer to an honest conversation, because many people hide serious problems behind endless games and bets. No need for reproaches and scandals - talk to him calmly and be sincere. nine0007

As soon as the gambler gives his consent to treatment, do not hesitate - call the "Arma" center right away and agree on the details of rehabilitation. Everything else, including maintaining motivation during treatment, we will take care of. Our private drug treatment clinic "Arma" is a place where drug addicts and alcoholics are helped.

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