Drug abuse hotlines are free phone numbers to call for support and treatment options if you are struggling with substance abuse disorder. There is a hotline for any addiction you are suffering from. Calling a drug abuse hotline is the first step towards starting on the road to recovery.
When to Call a Drug Rehab Hotline
If you are experiencing a life-threatening incident like an overdose or you are hurting yourself as a result of drug use, immediately call 911. If your situation is not life-threatening but you know you can benefit from drug detox or rehab, that is the time to call a hotline. This normally tends to happen when the person has reached rock bottom and know that they need help. It is important to remember that you do not need to wait until you reach rock bottom to ask for help. When you are open to quitting drugs, that is the time to pick up the phone and call a national or local hotline.
What Will Be Asked During the Call
The hotline will ask you a number of questions about your drug abuse to better understand your situation and to see how they can help. They will want to make sure that you are safe and not in danger. They will also want to know what kind of substance you are addicted to as well as if you have any mental illnesses. The hotline will also ask you if you are ready to start treatment and if the treatment options provided will work for you. It is important to ask the hotline any questions you have and not to worry about being judged as these hotlines are 100% confidential.
If You Are Afraid to Call
Picking up the phone takes a lot of courage as this is the first step towards admitting to yourself that you have a substance abuse problem and need real help for it. Specialists behind these hotlines want to see you recover and provide you with helpful information to get better. Remember to tell yourself that you can call your hotline as there are no risks or obligations during the call. Calling a drug abuse hotline will increase your chances of having a successful recovery and saving your life.
For Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national hotline, call 800-662-HELP (4357). For the Texas Substance Abuse Treatment Hotline, call (866) 971-2658.
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