Fentanyl Addiction Hotline: 24/7 Fentanyl Abuse Helpline
Fentanyl addiction help hotlines are toll-free, confidential, and available 24/7 to you if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction and are not sure what to do. Our experienced advisors are on the line to hear your story and help you plan your next actions. Let American Addiction Centers help you create a plan and find qualified Fentanyl addiction treatment suited to your personalized needs.
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What is a Fentanyl Addiction Help Hotline?
A Fentanyl addiction hotline is a confidential phone line offering help to those struggling to addiction to Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a narcotic drug under the class of opioids, used to treat pain. Common brand names include Duragesic, Abstral, and Subsys. Users or concerned loved ones can call for advice, help, and referral to treatment. Our addiction advisors are on the line to help you however you need.
What Can I Expect From a Fentanyl Hotline?
When calling our Fentanyl abuse hotline, a trained representative will listen to your story, assess your situation, and provide you with options for coping and treatment. Many of our own advisors have dealt with or recovered from drug addiction themselves, so they are better able to understand your needs and the obstacles you might face prior, during, and after treatment.
Aside from what you wish to share, our helpline representative may ask:
- About your current state of well-being and the environment you are in.
- Questions about you or your loved one’s Fentanyl use and whether you are using any other drugs.
- Whether you or a loved one suffers from pre-existing or co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
- Personal and insurance information as well as related questions that are all kept confidential and will help our advisors assist you in creating an action plan if treatment is needed.
The full cost of treatment may even be covered by insurance depending on your level of coverage and whether you have determined you may need treatment.
When Should I Call a Fentanyl Abuse Hotline?
If you believe you or a loved one’s Fentanyl use is starting to affect your ability to function and/or complete daily activities and responsibilities, then a Fentanyl addiction helpline may be a good place to start.
Speaking with a Fentanyl helpline phone representative may be right for you if:
- You need free advice and resources about your addiction or someone else’s addiction to Fentanyl.
- You’re afraid that you or your loved one’s Fentanyl use is spiraling out of control as you begin to notice the signs of Fentanyl addiction or relapse.
- You or your loved one cannot stop abusing Fentanyl, no matter how hard you (or they) try.
- You have a loved one, such as a child or spouse, whom you suspect is abusing Fentanyl, but you aren’t certain and would like some tips.
- You’d like information on how to quit Fentanyl use and would like to find treatment but don’t know where to begin.
- You’d like to seek addiction treatment to drugs or alcohol in addition to Fentanyl.
Still unsure? Consider some of the signs and symptoms of Fentanyl use and withdrawal:
- Body Changes: muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, hypertension, pupil dilation, increased heart rate, chills, diarrhea
- Mind & Behavior Changes: insomnia, anxiety, restlessness
- Cravings for the drug in order to “feel normal” or function.
- Tolerance for the drug, leading to increased use and higher dosage.
- Spending money that should be used towards daily necessities to acquire the drug.
- Cutting back on work, hobbies, social activities, and responsibilities to use the drug.
- Taking risks while under the influence such as driving using or under the influence.
- The need to use the drug regularly, either daily or several times a day.
- Failed attempts to stop use.
More serious signs or signs of Fentanyl overdose may include: low blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness, limp body, cold and clammy skin, slowed or stopped breathing, loss of consciousness and more. If you believe you or someone you love is experiencing an overdose to Fentanyl, dial 9-1-1. Do not call a hotline, as they are not equipped to handle these situations.
Are Fentanyl Hotlines Free and/or Confidential?
National Fentanyl addiction helplines are both free and confidential. They are a great resource when you just need someone else there to help you sort out the facts and plan your next actions.
Other Fentanyl Hotline Resources & Numbers
- Take Our Substance Abuse Self Assessment
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357 – English or Spanish speaking representatives at SAMHSA can help you find drug treatment facilities, support groups, and other forms of help for drug abuse.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence(NCAAD): This hotline will provide information and referrals to appropriate resources in your community. 1-800-NCA-CALL (622-2255).
- National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255 – This national crisis hotline supports those having suicidal thoughts and those who are currently dealing with a suicidal person.
- Drugfree.org: Either call 855-378-4373 or text 55753 to speak with a representative who will provide education for yourself or your child, and help you understand what your next best step is.