Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We exist to help everyone in South Africa who may require support with substance use.
When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive counselors who will listen to you with empathy and understanding, and work together with you to find a meaningful way foward. They are experienced in knowing how to help people who have challenges like what you are going through. Anyone can contact us, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or religious beliefs. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are always ready to support you.