Methadone Hotline

352.771.2700  24/7, Toll-Free, Confidential

As an opioid medication, methadone is commonly used as a means of heroin addiction detoxification, but it is often abused, resulting in methadone addiction. Perhaps you’re already addicted, and you know you need to seek help. Perhaps you’re at the next step and are ready to receive professional treatment, but you need help finding a center. Or, perhaps you’re reading this, not as the user, but as the friend or relative of a user. That’s where a 24-hour methadone hotline comes in.

If you’ve never called a substance abuse hotline before, you likely have questions about what to expect. Consider the following list of FAQs so you can be prepared for your call.

What Is a Methadone Hotline?

A methadone hotline is a toll-free number that’s available for anyone struggling with methadone abuse or addiction. It’s also available for loved ones of methadone users. Just as with any other drug abuse helpline, you can expect not just a listening ear, but compassionate guidance in making the first step in your journey to recovery. Our methadone helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, so you can call at any time.

When Should I Call a Methadone Hotline?

Methadone addiction is a serious matter, as it can lead to a potentially fatal overdose. Signs of an overdose include confusion, disorientation and uncontrollable muscle twitches. If you or someone you know needs immediate medical attention for methadone abuse, call 911. Ambulatory services can be provided if needed, so the medical care can be provided as soon as possible.

If you’re struggling with methadone abuse and addiction, but you’re not currently in a potentially life-threatening situation, it’s best to call a methadone helpline. A helpline is intended as a form of counseling prior to seeking professional treatment at a facility; no immediate treatment is provided via a methadone hotline.

What Questions Will I Be Asked When I Call a Methadone Helpline?

Our methadone helpline is intended to help people suffering from methadone abuse or addiction, but before that help can be given, we will need to ask you some questions. No two methadone use cases are exactly alike, so we want to be sure that we lead you in the right direction, with consideration to your specific case. Some of the questions we’ll ask include:

  • Are you currently in a life-threatening situation, or are you in a position where you can inflict harm on yourself or someone else?
  • How often do you use methadone?
  • Are you currently seeking a drug treatment program?
  • Are you experiencing any behavioral disorders that may be related to your methadone abuse problem?
  • Are you ready to enroll in a treatment program?

Is the Phone Call Confidential?

Yes, our 24-hour methadone helpline is 100 percent confidential, but keep in mind that this may not be the case with all available methadone hotlines. If you call a hotline other than ours, be sure to ask about the confidentiality policy, if privacy is a concern for you.

Can I Start Treatment for My Methadone Abuse When I Call?

When you call The Recovery Village, you can certainly begin treatment at the time of your call. We know how critical this time is for you and how important it is to make the first call to seek help. Therefore, we want nothing more than to get you started on the road to wellness as quickly as possible.

National Hotlines

Emergencies and Crisis Situations

If you need immediate assistance for a medical emergency and/or life-threatening situation, call 911. This is the U.S. emergency telephone number to call to get an immediate response from local resources.

  • 911
  • Available 24 Hours a Day

The National Poison Control Center
This center offers a free, confidential service where you can speak to poisoning professionals (including cases involving methadone and/or alcohol).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mental Health Disorders

The National Mental Health Association

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.

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