Reaching Out to a Drug Addiction Helpline

For people struggling with drug addiction, reaching out for help can feel next to impossible. Admitting you have a problem with drug abuse can be hard enough. Asking for help can be even more difficult. A drug addiction helpline can make it easier. Addiction helplines are designed for addicts and their families to find a way through this trying period by offering the advice and answers they need. Making a call to a drug addiction helpline is confidential and can help you better understand the problems you face with your addiction so you can begin to take the steps to defeat it.

What Is a Drug Addiction Helpline?

A drug addiction helpline is a free service that offers information to addicts and their families. While each addiction helpline is different, all are created to help people in their struggle with addiction. A drug addiction helpline is a free phone number people can call to talk about their addiction. It is designed to offer the support individuals who are facing addiction or substance abuse need to begin to turn their life around.

A drug addiction helpline isn’t just for addicts. Families and friends who are concerned about someone they love using drugs can also benefit from calling an addiction helpline. Calling a helpline can offer you all the information you need regarding rehab, various treatment options, therapy, counselling, intervention, and more. Drug addiction helpline professionals are there to walk you through any questions or concerns you have about addiction.

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Why choose

If someone you care about is exhibiting signs of addiction – whether it’s excessive marijuana use, long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals, binge drinking of alcohol or even financially damaging levels of gambling – contact us for immediate rehabilitation help.

When Should I Call a Drug Addiction Helpline?

Most addiction helplines have operators available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you believe you’re drug use is slipping out of control or you’re aware that you have a drug addiction, calling a helpline can be extremely beneficial. If you are facing a life-threatening situation, it is best to get emergency help.

Any other situation of drug abuse, no matter how mild or severe, can benefit from calling a drug addiction helpline. If you’re addiction has reached a point that you believe it might be time for help, calling a helpline can guide you in the best direction to overcoming your addiction for good.

Anyone who feels they have a problem with drug use can call a helpline for free advice whenever they feel they need it. It is especially important to know that a helpline is there when it feels like no one else is. Friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one’s drug addiction can also call for support through this difficult experience.

image showing young people enjoying their sober life after contacting a Drug Addiction Helpline

When calling a drug addiction helpline, it’s important to note that your problem doesn’t have to be serious. Anyone facing a problem with drug use can help. Helplines can be a great outlet for people who have questions or concerns that they want to talk to someone with outside their social circle.

How Does Calling Help?

Anyone who is facing addiction understands that there is a myriad of emotions that go with it. Calling a helpline can assist a person with the various feelings that accompany addiction. Whether you feel angry, hopeless, or depressed about your current situation, calling a helpline can support you working through these emotions.

The professionals answering calls at an addiction helpline are trained to help support people through the difficult process of working through a drug addiction. Overcoming drug addiction can be extremely confusing. Calling a helpline can help you better process your emotions and figure out the best steps to take towards lasting recovery.

When you call a helpline, you will be talking to trained counsellors, many of whom have a background in addiction and/or mental health problems. Just one simple call offers confidential, non-judgemental support by people who understand how you feel. Calling a drug addiction helpline can help you explore your feelings and the different options you have regarding treatment (if that is what you feel would be best) and can put you in touch with different programmes and services in your area.

What Questions Will I Be Asked?

Because a drug addiction helpline is designed to be completely confidential, you won’t be asked any personal information when calling. While you may be asked your name, it is not required that you give it to the person answering your call. Some of the questions you can expect when calling include:

  • If you are in a life-threatening position
  • What type of drug are you having problems with
  • How long you have been using
  • How often you use
  • If you are experiencing other problems aside from your drug use (depression, anxiety, eating disorder, etc.)
  • If you have any other support

As difficult as it might be to call an addiction helpline, it is important to be as honest as possible when calling, especially if you are seeking options for treatment. It’s natural for people abusing drugs to lie about the nature of their addiction. Doing so however, only continues to get in the way of overcoming their addiction for good.

What Are Some Questions I Can Ask When Calling?

Although you might be looking for help, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Asking questions about a drug problem can be confusing. Common questions to ask when calling a drug addiction helpline include:

  • What are the symptoms of drug addiction?
  • What is the best type of treatment?
  • What should I expect when quitting drugs?
  • Why is it so hard to quit?
  • If I decide on treatment, can I just go to detox?
  • What options do I have for overcoming addiction?

These are simply common questions you might want to ask when calling a helpline. Even if you don’t have any questions, you can still call to talk about your feelings.

For those who are calling regarding a loved one who is battling addiction, you might want to ask questions about treatment options, counselling services, and intervention options.

Why choose

If someone you care about is exhibiting signs of addiction – whether it’s excessive marijuana use, long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals, binge drinking of alcohol or even financially damaging levels of gambling – contact us for immediate rehabilitation help.

Help Is Just a Phone Call Away

If you or someone you love is battling an addiction to drugs, we are here to help. Drug addiction is an unfortunate problem that affects all types of people. What’s even more unfortunate is the number of people who choose not to receive help when there are so many options available. Help for addiction truly is just a phone call away and can completely turn your life around.

It is our mission to help as many people struggling with addiction that we can. If you or someone you care about is dealing with drug abuse, please call us at 0808 278 9885. We are here to guide you through this difficult time by answering all your questions and making you feel as comfortable as possible as you navigate through this very difficult time in your life.

Overcoming addiction is possible. There are people that care about your wellbeing and want to see you get the help you need. Calling our drug addiction helpline can be the first step towards the freedom you deserve. No one needs to struggle with their addiction another day. We understand how hard it can be and want to promise you that there is nothing to fear when picking up the phone to call. We’re here to help you liberate yourself from your addiction and live the life you deserve.

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