Heroin Addiction Hotline
Overcoming addiction to heroin is not only challenging for the person struggling with the problem, but also for those in their social circle.1
In addition to taking its toll on a person’s health, drug addiction interferes with the ability to function normally, maintain a normal healthy life, and have healthy relationships with friends and family. It changes a person’s normal desires, priorities and behaviors, and these changes can be difficult to undo.2
All this sounds even more intimidating against a backdrop of an opioid addiction epidemic that continues to grip the U.S., as illustrated by a staggering number of opioid overdose-related deaths.1
However, a simple phone call to a specialized heroin helpline number for a confidential conversation can bring those struggling with heroin addiction one step closer to starting treatment.
How Do Heroin Addiction Helplines Work?
Drug addiction helplines and similar hotlines serve as treatment and prevention resources for individuals struggling with opioid or other forms of substance use disorders (SUD), as well as the accompanying mental health issues. They may also provide resources to those who are looking for ways to help others in their surroundings.3
In addition to evidence-based health and wellness information on the abuse of substances and complications of SUDs, these helplines provide guidance and possibly referrals to treatment-seeking individuals.3
Which National Hotlines Can I Call for Help with Heroin Addiction?
There is a growing demand for specialized helplines and similar resources which are easily accessible to treatment-seeking individuals and their friends and family.2
Helplines may recommend a treatment plan for abuse of prescription opioids, like OxyContin, or illicit opioids which can incorporate the following elements:3
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Supportive housing
- Self-help and support groups
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):3 1-800-662-4357
This national English and Spanish-speaking toll-free helpline is available 24/7. In addition to providing information on substance abuse, mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, and associated treatment options, this helpline offers referrals to treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based services, and distributes free publications to individuals struggling with substance use and mental health issues and anyone looking to help.
Which Other National Helplines Can I Call?
Some other national helplines to call for help with addiction to opioids and other forms of substance abuse, including information on treating addiction to marijuana and alcohol, mental health disorders, and suicide prevention are listed below:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-82554
- Boys Town: 1 (800) 448-3000, 1 (800) 448-1833 (for the speech and hearing-impaired), or text VOICE to 201215
- Covenant House Nineline:1 (800) 388-38886
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1 (800) 950-NAMI or 1 (800) 950-62647
- Partnership to End Addiction: schedule a call, send an e-mail, or text CONNECT to 557538
- Alcohol and Drug Help Line: 1 (206) 722-3700 (not toll-free)9
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