Year: 1971 Source: American Journal of Nursing, v.71, no.4, (April 1971), p.756-759 SIEC No: 19850172

Hot lines offer telephone assistance to adolescents overwhelmed by their problems. By dialing Hot Line, a caller may have a “tuned in, turned on” adult to listen to him; he may receive information about free clinics, drug counseling, or draft counseling; he may get the address of a crash pad. In many communities, hot lines have been valuable in crisis intervention.