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Wendy Williams has launched a hotline to help victims of drug addiction and substance abuse

2019-03-14 15:35
Wendy Williams (PHOTO:Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Wendy Williams (PHOTO:Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Talk show host Wendy Williams has launched a hotline to help victims of drug addiction and substance abuse to get the help they need.

According to BET the talk show host has made it no secret that she struggled with substance abuse in the past and even said she was a "functioning" addict who was slowly "killing" herself.

Following her brave confession Page Six reported that the talk show host has revealed that she has launched a hotline through her Hunter Foundation and in partnership with T.R.U.S.T., which will provide various resources to those suffering from substance abuse, their families and the general public to receive education and awareness information.

According to People, The 24-hour hotline will be fully staffed by specially trained certified recovery coaches who will conduct assessments and match callers with lists of treatment facilities including detox, rehabilitation, and sober living and outpatient centers throughout the country.

Also, in a statement that was received by People, Wendy said we must unite and respond to the crisis of substance abuse,

“We must all come together to respond to this crisis of addiction and substance abuse. 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.”

Last year the talk show host opened up about her struggles with substance to Entertainment Tonight when she revealed to them that she is a functioning addict while she was discussing her “Be Here” National Campaign designed to combat drug addiction and substance abuse in communities.

Recalling on her own battle with substance abuse in the interview with Entrainment Tonight she referred to herself as a “Functioning addict” and said, “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”