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Where to Get Help

Helplines, Information, and Online Interventions

Washington Recovery Help Line
tel: 1-866-789-1511
This free, 24-hour telephone help line can assist with substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health concerns. A service of the Crisis Clinic of King County, the Help Line serves residents in Washington State. In 2014, the WA Dept. of Health desginated the Recovery Helpline to be the state's Marijuana Helpline, a service proposed in Initiative 502.

WPCWashington Poison Center
tel: 1-800-222-1222 
The Washington Poison Center is a statewide provider of immediate, free, and expert treatment advice and assistance on the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic substances, including accidental ingestion of marijuana by children. All calls are confidential.

For accidental ingestion by pets or other animals, contact the 24-hour ASPCA Pet Poison Help Line at 1-888-426-4435 (a $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card).

NCPIC Reduce Your UseReduce Your Use: How to Break the Cannabis Habit
This free, web-based and self-guided program from Australia’s National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre offers six online modules designed for those who wish to quit or cut back. 

See also their informational flyer about the intervention.

Marijuana AnonymousMarijuana Anonymous
tel: 1-800-766-6779
This self-help fellowship of men and women offers support for those who wish to quit. Meetings are both in-person and online.

Locate Treatment Facilities
tel: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a directory of treatment agencies across the United States.


Help for Teens

Teen LinkTeen Link offers a telephone-based, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line answered by teens every day from 6-10pm. Teen volunteers are trained to address drug/alcohol use as well as other mental health issues such as suicide, eating disorders, or violence.

Call 1-866-789-1511.

Teen Link is a program of the Crisis Clinic.

SAMASAMA Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Seattle with the goal of improving the management as well as the science of substance addiction, particularly in adolescents.
tel: 206-328-1719