Addiction Helpline: Addiction Support

It's a struggle to overcome an addiction of any kind. Addiction can be incredibly challenging to overcome. Many different people struggle with addiction regardless of the type or cause. Addiction does not discriminate, but you don't have to face it alone.

Contacting an addiction hotline for yourself or a loved one can be a challenging choice to make. It is hard for anyone to admit to addiction. Addiction can happen to anyone at any time. Whether you are dealing with addiction from alcohol, drugs, or even gambling, our service exists for you to find support. You may find someone here who can relate and share experiences with you about any addiction you may be facing. Caregivers-helping-caregivers is our version of an addiction helpline service. ExtendaTouch is free for everyone.

ExtendaTouch exists for you to find support anonymously, talk about your personal experiences, listen to others, or share some information and experiences. The ExtendaTouch online service may be the best place for you to connect and help each other and make a difference in the lives of caregivers nationwide!

How can ExtendaTouch help me?

The ExtendaTouch members are unpaid family caregivers across the entire U.S. ExtendaTouch provides online tools for members to share information and support; perhaps even current news about:

  • Common signs of addiction
  • Rehabilitation and recovery options
  • Managing symptoms and side effects
  • Avoiding specific triggers
  • Moving on to a new and healthy lifestyle

You can feel safe expressing yourself or reading about your most pressing questions about addiction. ExtendaTouch is here to assist you in meeting other family caregivers to find information and support. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

You can feel safe expressing yourself or reading about your most pressing questions about addiction. ExtendaTouch is here to assist you in meeting other family caregivers to find information and support. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FatimaAli
A couple of years back, a loved one close to my heart developed an opioid addiction. This was by far the most daunting, mentally, and physically exhausting experience I ever had to encounter. This individual was manic and refused to seek help for years, being a danger to themselves and anyone around them. Fortunately, after years of struggling and many failed rehab attempts, this so-called loved one was able to get sober and I could not be more thankful. I was personally 17 when I experienced the trauma involved with caring for someone in this state of mind, so I understand how important it is to be heard when someone you love is addicted. It's hard and at times can make you feel helpless. Would love to be there for anyone going through the same hardship.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
sullynewyork
Working to help agencies helping those with addiction market their services to those in need.
joeyk101
former addict looking to connect with others going through the same journey
Experiencedcaregiver, Coach
Addiction is a slippery slope. You cannot force someone to go "cold-turkey." What you can do is offer advice and options. I was able to help someone get off opioids in that manner. I'd be happy to discuss this with anyone having issues with a loved one who is addicted to opioids.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
wwwlamb1
I care(d) a total of 8 years for a malefemale
CKane
I'd be happy to chat and offer support where I can.
I care(d) a total of 8 years for a malefemalenon-binary
LJM
I care(d) a total of 15 years for a male
Eddie
I care(d) a total of 30 years for a malefemale
zachw
I cared for a significant other who was addicted to recreational drugs and alcohol. I experienced co-dependency and can share experiences related to self-care and safety while also providing care for someone coping with addiction. I have found that a harm-reduction mentality and "meeting a person where they are at" approach, with minimal judgement, has been the most effective way in helping them find the strength to make a positive change in their own lives.
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a male
nmorganbond70
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male