jump to content
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Home Public Info/News

New York State HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPENY

Find Help for Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Problem Gambling - Call 1-877-8-HOPENY

Offering help and hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling.

All calls are toll-free, anonymous and confidential.

Search for a program in your community:

If you are in crisis or have an emergency,
go to the nearest Emergency Room.


  HOPEline Services Include:

  • Masters level clinicians who are professional, well-trained and knowledgeable
  • Crisis and motivational interviewing for callers in need
  • Referrals to more than 1,500 local prevention and treatment providers
  • 48 hours call back to those who wish to be contacted
  • Multi-lingual
  • Informational materials

Warning Signs of an
Alcohol, Drug problem:

  • Using drugs, or alcohol to forget about your problems
  • Difficulty caring for your children
  • Troubled relationships with family, friends or colleagues
  • Decline in appearance
  • Hiding the amount of alcohol or drugs you use
  • Frequently borrowing money
  • Poor attendance or performance at work or school


Warning Signs of
Problem Gambling:

  • Thinks constantly about gambling
  • Increases bets to sustain thrill
  • Exhibits agitation when cutting back
  • Gambles as an escape
  • "Chases" losses with more gambling
  • Lies to conceal their gambling activity
  • Finances bets through illegal acts
  • Jeopardizes significant relationships with family and friends
  • Relies on others to bail them out
  • Fails in their efforts to control or stop gambling

Spread the word. The HOPEline is available!

Print this flyer and hang it for all New Yorkers to see.