Substance abuse is when someone over-indulges and becomes dependent on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.  If someone develops a pattern of harmful use of a substance for mood-altering purposes and becomes reliant on the substance, they have a Substance Abuse issue.

Harmful use of a substance can lead to health issues, disabilities, failure to meet responsibilities, impaired control, risky use, and social issues.  If you notice any of these issues in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to seek help.

There are many treatment options available and breaking the cycle of substance abuse is possible.  People fall into substance abuse for many issues, and most never intend to become addicted to a substance.

At TheHopeLine we are a shame-free zone.  We just want to provide you with the help you need to get back on the right track.

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

  • Do I have a drinking problem?
  • How can I fight this addiction?
  • What are the dangers of opioids
  • How to stay clean from substance abuse?


Most Recent Blogs on Substance Abuse

Accepting the Love of God


I grew up in a Catholic home and had developed a huge resentment towards organized religion and the idea of God. I saw people go to church, preaching about being a person of God, then leave church to go treat others who were different than they were in a hateful,..Read more

Addiction Recovery Help: Can I Avoid Another Relapse?


If you’re in addiction recovery, you’re probably haunted by one question over and over: will I relapse again? There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to staying clean, but there are some things recovery experts recommend that could go a long way toward helping you avoid further relapse into..Read more

7 Reasons Why I’m Happier Living a Sober Life


  This Guest Post is written by Trevor McDonald, a recovering addict and alcoholic who’s been clean and sober for over 5 years.  With that perspective, he gives many answers to the question, Why should I be sober? Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words..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

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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

TheHopeLine Helped Me Change My Life


“A HopeCoach Helped Me Change” I talked to a HopeCoach a few years ago and I just wanted to thank you so much! The HopeCoach helped me change my life. It was about 3 years ago and I just wanted to give an update. I was a drug user and had lost..Read more

Someone is Always Listening


Hi. I’m Megan and I’m an Addict. I thought that was a weird word. I didn’t really ever think I was one. It’s a typical story really. But so hard for me to deal with. I was always the outcast when I was a kid. By the time I started..Read more

Drug Addicted Partner


“Help, I Have A Drug Addicted Partner” Do you, or someone you know, have a drug addicted partner? TheHopeLine® can help. Start chatting with a HopeCoach now. Maybe you thought TheHopeLine® is only for those who are struggling, but we also help those who love someone who is struggling. We..Read more

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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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