The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way addiction treatment services are provided. For the latest information, we’ve updated our Finding Treatment page with hotlines, links, and resources.
The recovery community has responded to the pandemic with online recovery support options and other innovations. Review our Recovery Resources for up-to-date information.
Support for Helpers
The challenge of helping a loved one with addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic is even greater than before. Our Support for Helpers page offers assistance and resources to those who are helping others with treatment or recovery from addiction.
For practical strategies during COVID-19 to reduce negative consequences associated with drug use, see our Naloxone 101 and Syringe Exchange Program information and consult the NC Drug User Resource Guide.
Learn more from the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, National Harm Reduction Coalition, NASTAD, and Vital Strategies.
And Basic Needs
Attorney General Josh Stein has developed resources for dealing with economic hardship, including information on utility bills, collections, evictions, student loans, and personal credit, as well as protections for veterans and homeowners.
If you are looking for help addressing basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, employment, healthcare, childcare, or transportation, you may seek assistance through North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response website, NC 2-1-1, or the APNC Resource Guide.
Whether we are individuals with addiction, care-givers, recovery allies, healthcare providers, first responders, or ordinary people in a difficult time, every one of us must now make a special effort to look after our own physical and mental health – and the well-being of the people we love. We hope these resources will help:
Hope4NC Helpline: 1-855-587-3463
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (for veterans/military, press 1)
- Crisis Text Line: Text ‘Help’ to 741-741
CDC: Stress and Coping with COVID-19
Self Care While Social Distancing
How to Know if Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression
How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression
Providers of behavioral health services may benefit from information, links, and many resources provided by American Society of Addiction Medicine, NCDHHS, and Addiction Professionals of North Carolina.
The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is a new initiative of NCDHHS in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, and other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.
The North Carolina Professionals Health Program (NCPHP) encourages the well-being and recovery of medical professionals through compassion, support, accountability, and advocacy. NCPHP’s experienced team assists health care providers with substance use disorders, mental health issues, burnout, communication problems and other issues that may affect their ability to deliver optimal care and services to their patients. Their expert evaluation, monitoring, and treatment referral programs also provide the basis upon which we advocate for participants to their employers, partners, hospitals, insurance panels, and licensing boards.