Wendy Williams is helping others who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Just a couple of weeks after she went public with her substance issues, the daytime talk show has released a new public service announcement.
In the clip, the host tells viewers they can call The Hunter Foundation, which her family founded, by called 1-888-5-HUNTER. She shared the PSA with viewers on Friday, April 5.
“The calls are being answered by specially-trained, certified recovery coaches. They’re very smart. They conduct screenings to your needs. The substance abuse will be taken care of. We will provide you referrals for long or short-term treatment at facilities all around the world — detox, rehab, sober living, and outpatient centers.”
The 54-year-old continued, “If you’re an addict or a substance abuser, don’t be ashamed. Help is here for you or a family member or a loved one. Call, don’t be ashamed. There is hope. I’m living proof.”
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Williams announced the foundation back in March and has already received more than 10,000 calls from people who are seeking help. Even better, about 400 of those calls have resulted in addicts getting help.
“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,” she said in a press release at the time of the announcement. Williams announced she’s living in a sober home during her show back in March.
“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. And I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped,” she said at the time.