988Mental Health Crisis & Suicide Prevention
Dial 988, a helpline for immediate crisis and non-emergency assistance, for mental health and substance use issues.
For serious medical problems or any imminent, life-threatening situation, dial 911.
Substance Use Disorder is not a choice. It can happen to anyone.
Our brains want us to keep doing things that we need or enjoy—like eating tasty food. That’s why you sometimes eat more dessert than you know you should. That’s why a little child often shouts “again!” when you do something to make them laugh. Substances are no different.
The hard truth is that substances feel good.
The first time you try using substances, you might like the way it makes you feel and think you’re in control of the situation, but you can lose control quickly.
If you find yourself craving alcohol or other substances after a hard day, it might be time to talk to someone.