Arguably the most deadly synthetic opioid, fentanyl is a narcotic painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Because of its extreme strength, clinicians reserve this highly addictive drug for only the most severe cases. Outside of the medical setting, fentanyl is often sold illegally in place of other opioids. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, were responsible for 28,466 overdose deaths in 2017.

Since a very small dose of fentanyl can be lethal, it’s imperative to seek help immediately if you find yourself or a loved one unable to stop using it. The Recovery Village fentanyl hotline can help — call today before it’s too late.

What Is a Fentanyl Hotline?

Calling a fentanyl helpline is your first step toward healing from an opioid addiction. Our confidential hotline is filled with caring addiction specialists who will listen to your struggles, answer your questions and point you in the direction of the care you deserve. If you or someone you know is tempted to continue using fentanyl, calling our hotline can mean the difference between life and overdose.

When Should I Call a Fentanyl Hotline?

People can die within minutes of unwittingly ingesting, injecting or inhaling too much fentanyl. If you suspect a fentanyl overdose, call 911 immediately.

Signs of a fentanyl overdose may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Mental confusion
  • Small pupils
  • Breathing problems

Even the prescribed use of fentanyl can produce effects like:

  • Sedation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Hyperventilation or depressed breathing

If your situation is not life-threatening, call our free fentanyl hotline today. Risking overdose isn’t worth the high — especially with a drug this dangerous. We’re here to listen, get you treatment that works and help you save a life, whether it’s that of a loved one or your own.

What Questions will a Fentanyl Hotline Ask?

When you call our fentanyl 24-hour hotline, an intake specialist will want to first determine whether you are in a safe and stable situation. If you suspect a fentanyl overdose, our counselors will tell you to call 911 immediately. All questions asked in your call will help the counselors get a feel for your current situation and know how best to get you help.

Questions may cover:

  • Are you or a loved one currently in a life-threatening situation?
  • How long have you been using fentanyl? How much do you use?
  • Do you struggle with addictions to drugs other than fentanyl?
  • Do you suffer from a co-occurring disorder (depression, anxiety or PTSD)?
  • Are you ready and willing to seek treatment?

Is My Phone Call Confidential?

When you call The Recovery Village, your phone call will be completely confidential unless immediate potential harm to yourself or other people is suspected. If no harm is suspected, everything you discuss on our hotline stays between you and the representative you speak with. It’s our goal to get you the kind of treatment that meets your needs, so the more information you can provide, the better we can help you.

Can I Start the Treatment Process During My Call?

Yes. If you or a loved one is using fentanyl, your counselor will want to get you into detox as soon as possible in order to prevent a fatal overdose. After an intake questionnaire and insurance verification, we’ll be able to get you into The Recovery Village in less than a day. Help and healing is closer than you think — reach out today.

National Hotlines

Emergencies and Crisis Situations


Call 911 for help from local resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This number is best for life-threatening situations involving deadly drugs like fentanyl.

  • 911
  • Available 24 Hours

The National Poison Control Center

Call 800-222-122 for confidential help with fentanyl poisoning from professionals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • 800-222-1222
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) for free and confidential emotional support. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

Mental Health Disorders

The National Mental Health Association

Call 800-969-6642 for answers to questions about mental health conditions and treatment.

  • 800-969-6642
  • Available During Business Hours

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s national hotline offers free referral and information services for those facing mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

  • 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

“NCHS Data Brief, Number 329.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published November 2017. Accessed January 2019.

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