Demerol is one of the many medication options used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. It’s classified as both an opioid and narcotic, and it can be taken orally or intravenously. Because of its pain-relieving qualities, Demerol can be abused, either by people with a prescription or by those without one. This can result in addiction, overdose and even death.

If you’re currently struggling with Demerol abuse or addiction, you’ve likely considered treatment options to get well. Or, perhaps you just want someone to talk to, either about your own abuse/addiction or that of a loved one. That’s where Demerol hotlines come into play. These hotlines often serve as the first step down the road to recovery. The following list of frequently asked questions will allow you to be more prepared for your first call to a Demerol hotline.

What Is a Demerol Hotline?

A Demerol hotline is, in most cases, a toll-free phone number that is staffed with knowledgeable, compassionate professionals. These professionals are trained to offer assistance with various forms of Demerol abuse and addiction cases, including intervention and personalized treatment options. The Recovery Village’s free Demerol helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer these services.

When Should I Call a Demerol Helpline?

Before addressing the question of when you should call a Demerol helpline, it’s important to first know when you shouldn’t call. If you need IMMEDIATE attention for a medical emergency or any other emergency, call 911 first. This includes cases of overdose, potential suicides and other circumstances in which someone’s health and/or safety is currently at risk.

If there is no imminent need for law enforcement or medical attention related to Demerol abuse, we recommend that you call a hotline to discuss future treatment options. It’s important to keep in mind that substance abuse hotlines are intended primarily to provide counseling and treatment services, not immediate medical care services.

What Questions Will I Be Asked When I Call a Demerol Hotline?

When calling The Recovery Village, you can expect to be asked a variety of questions related to your use of Demerol, or your loved one’s use. The answers to these questions will ultimately help you or your loved one get the best treatment to meet your needs. They include:

  • What are the side effects associated with your use of Demerol?
  • Are you experiencing any co-occurring disorders, such as depression or PTSD?
  • Are you or is someone else in need of urgent medical attention?
  • Are you currently seeking a Demerol detox center or clinic?
  • Are you currently ready to enroll in a treatment program?

Is the Phone Call Confidential?

Yes. The Recovery Village abides by the HIPAA Privacy Policy, so you can be confident that your privacy will be protected when you call our Demerol 24-hour hotline. If you call another hotline other than ours, be sure to ask about their confidentiality policy, if privacy is a concern for you.

Can I Start Treatment for Demerol Abuse When I Call?

You sure can! One of the unique aspects of The Recovery Village is that we are both a hotline and a rehab center. Therefore, we can provide counseling information and enroll callers into any one of our many treatment centers in the country.

National Hotlines

Emergencies and Crisis Situations

If you need prompt emergency assistance for an overdose situation or any other emergency, call 911 for local law enforcement and/or ambulatory services.

  • 911
  • Available 24 Hours

The National Poison Control Center
This number is intended for callers with a concern regarding poisoning from ingesting/misusing a specific substance.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, or one of your loved ones is, call this number for help. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with a professional who can provide the emotional support and solutions you need.

Mental Health Disorders

The National Mental Health Association
Oftentimes, various factors in life can affect a person’s mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, call this number for assistance. 

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA offers counseling and resources for a variety of substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. They can provide you with a list of resources in your area.

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.