Alcohol Hotline for IAFF Members

855-900-8437 | 24/7, Toll-Free, Completely Confidential

Alcoholism has taken hold of countless fire fighters and paramedics. Don’t let it rule your life or the life of a loved one. Representatives on helplines like the IAFF Center of Excellence’s alcohol hotline are available around the clock to answer your questions, address your concerns and point you in the direction of life-saving treatment.

What Is the Alcohol Hotline for IAFF Members?

The IAFF Center of Excellence’s alcohol hotline provides toll-free guidance to fire fighters and paramedics struggling with alcoholism, as well as information for friends, family members and coworkers who want to help. The hotline provides 24-hour support for addiction, co-occurring issues , and treatment options at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

When Should I Call an Alcohol Hotline?

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger as a result of alcohol, drugs or other substances, call. Life-threatening situations must be dealt with quickly and decisively by professionals who will connect you to local resources.

An alcohol hotline can be helpful if you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of alcohol addiction . Whether you need advice, counseling or information about treatment options, an alcohol hotline is available to connect you to the help you need.

What Questions Will I Be Asked When I Call the Alcohol Hotline for IAFF Members?

  • How long have you been an IAFF member?
  • How long have you been a fire fighter or paramedic?
  • How long have you been using alcohol?
  • How often and how much alcohol do you drink?
  • Have you struggled with addiction before?
  • Do you have a family history of addiction?
  • Do you struggle with any mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression?
  • Are you interested in seeking treatment for alcohol addiction?

Is the Phone Call Private?

All calls made to our alcohol hotline for IAFF members are completely confidential. All information you disclose stays between you and the representative you speak to. The details discussed will not be shared with your loved ones, coworkers, IAFF local or fire department unless you choose to disclose them yourself or give permission for us to do so. If you call on behalf of an IAFF member, we will not reach out to them unless you explicitly ask us to.

Can I Start Treatment When I Call?

Absolutely. IAFF members who are ready to start treatment can begin the recovery process within 24 hours of their initial phone call. Our primary goal at the IAFF Center of Excellence is to connect you and your loved ones to the help you need, as soon as you need it.

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Additional Free National Hotline Numbers

  • 911
  • Available 24 Hours a Day
The National Poison Control Center
  • 800-222-1222
  • Available 24 Hours a Day
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Available 24 Hours a Day
The National Mental Health Association
  • 800-969-6642
  • Available During Business Hours

Medical Disclaimer: The IAFF Center of Excellence aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

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