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Marijuana Hotline Numbers and Text Message Support

Marijuana hotlines are a resource for those looking for information on marijuana addiction. Whether you are calling for yourself or have concerns about a loved one, marijuana hotlines can offer advice, treatment referrals, and support.

What Is Marijuana Addiction?

Marijuana can lead to a substance use disorder (SUD), a medical condition in which an individual cannot control their use of a substance, despite causing health and social problems.1 An individual may experience intense urges to use marijuana and experience mild withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop. The most severe form of SUD is addiction.1

Some people who use marijuana for long periods report experiencing mild withdrawal symptoms that make quitting a challenge. Mild withdrawal symptoms may include:1

  • Anxiety.
  • Cravings.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Irritability.
  • Loss of appetite.

What Type of Help Do Marijuana Hotline Numbers Provide?

Marijuana hotlines can assist you in several ways. While marijuana hotlines differ depending on the group that provides the service, you can expect to receive information and support on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including:

  • What marijuana addiction is.
  • The signs of marijuana addiction.
  • Health effects of marijuana use.
  • Treatment options for marijuana addiction as well as other substances.
  • Information on support groups such as community-based organizations and Marijuana Anonymous (MA).

What Questions Will a Marijuana Hotline Ask?

Marijuana hotlines and helplines may ask different questions, depending on the group that provides the service. Preparing for the potential questions you may be asked can help you feel more comfortable making a call. A marijuana hotline will first ask questions to verify that you (or the person you are calling for) are not in a life-threatening situation. From there, questions will generally focus on:

  • Your name, age, and location.
  • How long you have been using marijuana.
  • How much marijuana you use and how often.
  • Other substances you may be using in addition to marijuana.
  • Other medical or mental health conditions you have.
  • If you are ready to start treatment.
  • If you prefer local treatment or are open to going to treatment in another city or state.
  • Your insurance information.

List of Free Marijuana Hotline and Helpline Numbers

There are several drug addiction hotlines and helplines available to those looking for support. Making a phone call is the first step towards recovery. The following hotline and helpline numbers can assist you if you are struggling with marijuana addiction.

If you are having a medical emergency and need immediate help, please call 911.

American Addiction Centers (AAC)

  • AAC is a leading provider of inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab treatment services. Our helpline is available 24/7 and admissions navigators are ready to help you figure out the next steps on your path to recovery.

Boys Town National Hotline®

  • 1-800-448-3000
  • This 24/7 crisis hotline offers information and support for a variety of issues, including marijuana misuse.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine

  • 800-950-6264
  • The NAMI HelpLine operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST and provides information, referrals, and support to those suffering from mental illness.

National Runaway Safeline

  • 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
  • This 24/7 helpline offers resources and support for homeless, runaway youth, and families in need.

National Suicide Prevention

  • 1-800-273-8255
  • This network provides 24/7 resources and support for those experiencing emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

Poison Control

  • 1-800-222-1222
  • Poison Control has a confidential and free helpline that provides around-the-clock expert guidance if you suspect poisoning.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline

  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline operates 24 hours a day and provides information and resources for those facing mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Can I Text a Marijuana Helpline Number Instead of Calling?

In addition to the marijuana hotlines and helplines above, some groups also offer support via text helplines. Text helplines are a great option if you want support for marijuana addiction but are not quite ready to talk to someone on the phone.

Groups like The National Alliance on Mental Illness offer confidential and free crisis counseling when you text “NAMI” to 741741. American Addiction Centers (AAC) also offers personalized text support. If you would like more information about marijuana addiction via a text helpline, you can sign up below. You will receive 24/7 text support now and there is zero obligation to enter marijuana rehab treatment. You can opt out at any time.

Are Marijuana Hotline Numbers Open 24 Hours?

Some resources, such as the NAMI HelpLine, only operate within specific business hours. The good news is, most weed and cannabis hotlines and helplines are available 24/7 and there are several other resources available for around-the-clock support.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as is AAC’s helpline, which can be reached by calling

Are Marijuana Hotlines and Text Helplines Confidential?

Generally, marijuana and drug addiction hotlines, helplines, and text helplines are anonymous and confidential. If you have concerns, you can verify confidentiality with the group providing the service by checking online or contacting the specific group.

Should I Consider Marijuana Rehab Treatment?

Despite the perceived safety of marijuana, it can still negatively impact your life. A marijuana use disorder (also known as cannabis use disorder) can disrupt your life at home, school, and work and can affect your finances, health, and relationships. If you are experiencing problematic marijuana use, seeking treatment is the first step in regaining control over your life.

The following criteria are used by professionals to assess if a person has a cannabis use disorder and may help you decide if you should seek treatment:2

  • Using marijuana in larger amounts and/or for longer than planned.
  • Persistent desire to cut down or stop using marijuana, but an inability to do so.
  • Spending a significant amount of time obtaining, using, or recovering from marijuana use.
  • Craving marijuana.
  • Difficulty managing commitments at home, school, or work because of marijuana use.
  • Using marijuana despite causing interpersonal or social problems.
  • Giving up activities that used to be important to you.
  • Using marijuana even if your use puts you in danger.
  • Using marijuana even when it makes your physical or psychological problems worse.
  • Developing a tolerance for marijuana.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you do not use marijuana.

How to Find Marijuana Rehab Centers Near Me

When looking for rehabs near me, you have several options. Carefully considering the different types of treatment programs available can ensure your needs are met. If there are programs nearby, consider the pros and cons of a local program versus traveling out of state for treatment. Some popular states for treatment include CaliforniaFloridaNew Jersey, and Texas. Our rehab directory lets you search by location, or you call us to discuss your needs.

For more info on marijuana rehab centers, visit: Marijuana & Weed Addiction Treatment and Rehab Centers Near Me

Does Insurance Cover Marijuana Addiction Rehab?

Rehab is considered one of ten essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).3 This means that insurance companies will cover at least some of the cost of marijuana rehab treatment. Your coverage depends on your insurance plan. For more information on what your insurance covers, call AAC at or check your insurance by filling out the form below.

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