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If your issue is addiction, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve talked to thousands of people just like you and given them hope to break the chains of their addiction. It is estimated tht 60%-70% of Americans have some kind of addiction…that’s 6 in 10 people! We are not just talking about substance abuse addictions, but addictions to porn, sex, cutting, lying, gambling, digital devices, etc. If you are ready to do the work of breaking free, we are ready to help.

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, etc.) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. (Psychology Today – What is Addiction) There are support groups and resources available to help people facing addiction. Many organizations and groups help with a specific type of addiction so it is important to find one that works best for you, your needs and your lifestyle. TheHopeLine is a safe place to examine your struggle with addiction. After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.

Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:

  • How do I know if I'm an addict?
  • How can I recover from my addiction?
  • How can I stay clean from an addiction and not relapse?
  • Why am I an addict?

Most Recent Blogs on Addiction

Consequences of Cutting


I have been, for the last several weeks, blogging about cutting. It is not easy, or pretty. But neither is cancer, and we deal with it everyday. Cutting is a nasty, horrific addiction. There is nothing quite like it, short of suicide. Though most cutters would claim they don’t want..Read more

9 Misconceptions About Seeking Professional Counseling


We often hear a common concern…… “I’m afraid to see a professional counselor.” Have you had this thought as well? Do you feel you may benefit from seeing a counselor, but face fears about scheduling an appointment? Perhaps you have convinced yourself of many reasons why you shouldn’t go to..Read more

Weekend Drinking Might Be More of a Problem than You Think


Ever wonder, “Do I have a drinking problem?” This Guest Blog written by Benjamin Sledge was originally posted on In it he examines his own relationship with alcohol. When everything revolves around booze or happy hour when does the party stop? It’s the blond girl from the gym. The one you’ve stared at..Read more

Moving Toward Balance: Healthy Goals


This blog was originally published here. It is being republished with permission from our friends at Finding Balance. Are you facing eating issues? Since eating and body image issues are so pervasive these days, it can be difficult to find healthy role models to emulate. Just what IS balance anyway?..Read more

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Schalk’s Story: The Buildup of Emotional Strain


I Only Ever Loved One Woman The heartbreak broke me completely and so badly that I went and did drugs, something I was against completely. Before she left me and after she left me, I died inside and I tried to take my life a few times after we broke..Read more

Jasman’s Story: Self-Harm


Jasman’s Story: When I was about 7 years old my parents got divorced, but as far back as I can remember they were always fighting and arguing. I started to self-harm when I was 12.  I thought that there was no one out there who cared, knew what I was going..Read more

Struggles With Self-Harm


Self-harm stems from pain so deep it feels as if there is no other way to take away the emotional pain.  Whether you have been abused, hurt, rejected, abandoned, or anything else that has caused you emotional trauma and you have turned to self-harm to cope…we are here for you.  If..Read more

I Was Going to Self-Harm


Do You Struggle With Self-Harm Like Lucy? Lucy wrote to us at TheHopeLine® about a chat she had with a HopeCoach.  I was about to self-harm and I didn’t know where to turn so I went on here ( and this girl, a HopeCoach named Emily, talked with me. I..Read more

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Free eBook: Understanding a Relationship with God

A guide to understanding the basics of Christianity and a meaningful relationship with God.  Do You Feel Like Life is Meaningless? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Do you have questions about what Christians believe or what it means to be a Christian? At TheHopeLine we believe real and lasting HOPE can only come […]

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