Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families. The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines
415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco
Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.
Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.
Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.
415/434-AIDS (2437) or
“I just tested HIV+, now what?” “Am I at risk for HIV?” “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.
Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.
Email us for information or speakers
Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague? Or perhaps you just need information about the agency? Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.