HELPLINES & SUPPORT
IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 911.
In New York State, you are legally protected against criminal charge and prosecution for underage drinking, possession of controlled substances (under 8 ounces), or possession of any amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and sharing drugs. This protection applies to the person seeking assistance as well as the person needing help.Learn More About the New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A SUBSTANCE USE, MENTAL HEALTH, OR RELATED PERSONAL ISSUE, HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Help
Call (877) 8-HOPENY [877-846-7369]
Speak with a trained clinician on an anonymous, confidential basis at any time, day or night on the 24/7 HOPEline. The New York Office of Addiction Services & Supports provides prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for those struggling with alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction issues.Visit NY State Office of Addiction Support & Assistance
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Help
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Call or Text (800) 273-8255 [English]
Call or Text (888) 628-9454 [Spanish]
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. People do not have to be suicidal to call. Some reasons to call include the following: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, abuse, depression, mental/physical illness, and loneliness.Visit National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Help Quitting Smoking & Vaping
NY State Smokers’ Quitline
Call (866) 697-8487
New York residents get access to a free, confidential program designed to help you quit smoking and vaping. Develop a customized quit plan with a trained “Quit Coach,” see if you qualify for nicotine replacement therapy, get local in-person support. If you have any friends or family members addicted to smoking or vaping, you can also access help and advice to help your loved ones quit.Visit NY Smoke Free
Crisis Prevention & Response Team (CPRT)
St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester
Call (914) 925-5959
The CPRT provides 24/7 telephone and walk-in service in English and Spanish to anyone in Westchester who is facing a mental health crisis. Its services include assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, home visits, information and referrals, linkage with appropriate community based mental health services for ongoing treatment, and follow-up.Visit Crisis Prevention and Response Team
Mental & Substance Use Help
SAMHSA National Helpline
Call (800) 662-HELP [800-662-4357]
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.Visit SAMSHA
Help for Parents of Children Struggling with Substance Issues
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline
Call (855) 378-4373
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other caregiver, the trained specialists at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids are ready to listen from 9am to 5pm (ET) Monday to Friday. Find answers and make an action plan to help your loved one.Visit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Ossining Open Door
165 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Open Door is a trusted source of health care and information open to anyone in Westchester and Putnam Counties. We strive to be your “medical home” – offering primary care, dental, mental health, and chronic disease management care all under one roof. Our goal is to keep you and your family healthy and strong.Visit Ossining Open Door Website
HELP FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY OF ALCOHOLICS
Call (888) 4AL-ANON [1-888-425-2666]
Al-Anon/Alateen is a support group for those who have friends, family members, or loved ones that struggle with alcohol abuse. Sign up for an in-person, electronic, or telephone meeting to get support from others who share your experience.VISIT AL-ANON/ALATEEN
CONCERNED FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU? TRY THESE RESOURCES.
Concerned About Opioid Overdose?
Naloxone, also known by the brand name “Narcan,” is a drug that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription pain-relief medications. It is now available in communities throughout New York State.
People who are themselves at risk of overdose as well as family and friends of at-risk individuals can obtain Narcan free without a prescription.Find Free Narcan Near You