Wendy Williams has previously opened up about her past drug habits and how she once was a "functioning" addict who was slowly killing herself. "Once you're a substance abuser, you have to battle that for the rest of your life," she said. During today's taping of her self-titled talk show, Wendy announced that her family’s Hunter Foundation has launched a substance abuse hotline. 

“The Hunter Foundation launched a 24-hour nationwide hotline to offer treatment resources to get help for you if you happen to be addicted to drugs and substance abusing,” she told her audience. “What you do is you call, and your call will be answered by specially-trained, certified recovery coaches. These people will provide you, should you want help, with referrals and treatment facilities. If that’s you, we’re here to help.”


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"We must all come together to respond to this crisis of addiction and substance abuse," Wendy added. "Everyone is at risk from the inner cities to more affluent communities. My family and I are very proud to partner with T.R.U.S.T. to get people the help that they so desperately need, especially if they or their families have given up hope. There is hope.”

The 24/7 hotline number is 1-888-5HUNTER (1-888-548-6837).