If you or a friend struggle with drug addiction, or are in any kind of crisis and need to speak with someone now:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (they don't only talk about suicide—they cover a lot of issues and will help put you in touch with someone close by).
If your friend is not in crisis but you just aren’t sure how you can help, you can:
- Share resources from this site, including this page
- Point your friend to NIDA's Step by Step Guide for Teens and Young Adults.
- Encourage your friend to speak with a trusted adult.
For more information on how to help a friend or loved one, visit our Have a Drug Problem, Need Help? page.