Alcohol Addiction Hotline
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem across the United States, with 15.1 million adults over the age of 18 suffering from alcohol use disorder in 2015. If you’re one of these people, know that we are here to help. We provide a free alcohol hotline so you have someone to talk to about your addiction.
Don’t become one of the 88,000 people that die annually from alcohol-related causes. Get the help you need by calling America’s Rehab Campuses’ hotline today.
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What Is an Alcohol Hotline?
If you’ve never called an abuse hotline, it’s understandable if you’re a bit hesitant. However, you don’t have to be, as our alcohol hotline is staffed by knowledgeable and caring alcohol abuse specialists. They’ll listen to your story, give you answers to your questions, and provide advice about the next step in your care.
How Can an Alcohol Hotline Help?
Our alcohol hotline is for non-emergency calls only. We’re here to provide support when you’re thinking about treatment but don’t know where to start. If you need immediate medical assistance for an alcohol overdose, please dial 911 instead.
Signs of alcohol overdose include:
- Slow breathing, with less than eight breaths per minute.
- Irregular breathing, with 10 or more seconds between each breath.
- An inability to wake up or extreme mental confusion.
What Information Will I Need to Provide to the Alcohol Hotline?
To best assess your situation, you will need to answer some personal questions about yourself. First, our addiction counselors will want to make sure you are in a safe, protected environment. They may ask if you are experiencing any alcohol poisoning symptoms or if you feel threatened in your current space.
After getting this important information out of the way, our counselors will take the time to get to know you and your alcohol addiction. They might ask any of the following questions:
- Do you have a co-occurring disorder that could be fueled by or causing your alcoholism?
- How long have you been drinking?
- How often do you drink?
- Do you have any other addictions as well?
- Do you feel prepared to start the long journey that is recovery?
Will the Alcohol Hotline Counselor Tell Other People About Our Conversation?
Your counselor will never tell anyone else about what you talked about. That information is confidential and stays between you two. That way, you don’t have to feel ashamed or scared to open up. The more information you tell us, the better we can match you to the perfect treatment plan.
Can I Call the Alcohol Hotline to Start Treatment?
It is absolutely possible to begin the treatment process over the phone. Our counselors will first arrange for you to enter our medical detox facility, which will help you wean off alcohol in a safe and monitored environment. Alcohol withdrawal is dangerous to attempt on your own because of the risk of delirium tremens, a condition which causes seizures and hallucinations.
To get you enrolled at America’s Rehab Campuses, we’ll just need to verify your insurance and have you fill out an intake questionnaire. After that, your treatment can start right away.
Other Hotlines to Call
Not sure our alcohol hotline is the right number for you? Here are some other national hotlines that might be able to assist you in your time of need.
- 911: Available 24 hours a day and a good option for life-threatening situations.
- The National Poison Control Center – 1-800-222-1222: Available 24 hours a day and can provide more information on alcohol poisoning.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255: Available 24 hours a day and can offer emotional support during times of duress.
- National Mental Health Association – 1-800-969-6642: Available during business hours and can answer your mental health questions.
- SAMHSA – 1-800-662-4357: Available 24 hours a day and offers help for both mental illness and substance abuse.