Research from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 2.2 percent of Americans 26 or older have used heroin at some point in their lives. What’s more, a provisional estimate of 15,958 people died from an overdose involving heroin in 2017 alone. These statistics are startling, especially if you currently have an addiction to heroin.
Luckily, America’s Rehab Campuses are here to help. We staff a 24/7 heroin hotline to answer your questions, encourage you to stop using, and help you find the treatment options that are right for you.
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What Is a Heroin Hotline?
A heroin hotline is just what it sounds like – a number you can call to talk about your heroin abuse issues. One of our knowledgeable advisors is always standing by to take your call and offer the support you need during rough patches. Whether you’re just starting to look into treatment or you’re ready to make the life-altering decision today, our hotline is a step in the right direction.
Why Should I Call a Heroin Hotline?
Our heroin hotline is available to help you decide if treatment is right for you, provide answers for your most pressing addiction questions, and even offer advice on what next step you should take.
Keep in mind that our hotline is not an emergency line. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heroin overdose, DO NOT call us. Instead, dial 911 for immediate assistance.
The symptoms of a heroin overdose to watch out for include:
- Shallow or difficult breathing.
- Low blood pressure.
- Weak pulse.
- Extreme tiredness.
- Bluish skin and lips.
- Spasms of the muscles.
What Will We Talk About When I Call the Heroin Hotline?
You can talk about whatever you’d like during your call. However, to provide you with the best assistance, our advisors will ask you a series of questions to learn more about your current situation. These might include:
- Are you currently in a safe situation? Are you experiencing any overdose symptoms?
- How often do you take heroin? And how much heroin do you take?
- Do you use any substances in addition to heroin?
- Do you have any co-occurring mental illnesses, such as depression or anxiety?
- Are you ready to begin treatment, or are you just testing the waters?
Will You Share the Personal Details I Give You?
Never! Your phone call is 100 percent confidential. We only use the information you give us to develop the treatment plan that’s right for you. Our specialists will never share any of your details without your consent.
Is Calling the Heroin Hotline a Good Way to Start Treatment?
Calling our heroin hotline is an excellent way to begin your treatment journey. With the help of one of our advisors, we can get you enrolled in either detox or rehab over the phone. All you need to do is provide your insurance information and answer our intake questionnaire.
Other Hotlines to Call
While our heroin hotline is always available, we understand you might not be ready to give us a call. However, if you still need assistance, consider these other hotlines which might be of use:
- 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.