Wendy Williams Launches Substance Abuse Hotline After Returning to TV


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Wendy Williams is paying it forward, one week after returning to her self-titled talk show following a lengthy sick leave. People reports that Williams' Hunter Foundation is launching a national hotline at 1-888-5HUNTER to aid those suffering from drug addiction or substance abuse. The service will also provide resources to addicts' families and loved ones. “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,” the 54-year-old Williams said on Monday's show. “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."