People struggle with addiction every day.  According to The Buffalo News, more than 200 people have already died of opioid and heroin overdoses this year in Erie County alone.  But now, they don't have to struggle alone.

There is a hotline number that people who are struggling with addiction can call to get help.

The hotline is a service of Crisis Services and offers people real help, not a list of phone numbers where they can search out their own treatment.  It is staffed 24 hours a day and can link residents directly to treatment providers.

The number to call is (716) 831-7007.

This new line will allow counselors to provide questions to family members of addicts and advice to help them with treatment.