- What is a Meth Addiction Help Hotline?
- What Can I Expect From a Crystal Meth Hotline?
- When Should I Call a Meth Abuse Hotline?
- Are Methamphetamine Hotlines Free and/or Confidential?
- Other Meth Hotline Resources & Numbers
- Where Can I Find Meth Drug Rehab Near Me?
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What is a Meth Addiction Help Hotline?
A meth addiction hotline is a confidential phone line offering help to those struggling to addiction to meth (methamphetamines). 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 Crystal Meth Hotline?
When calling our meth addiction and 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 crystal meth 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 Meth Abuse Hotline?
If you believe you or a loved one’s meth use is starting to affect your ability to function and/or complete daily activities and responsibilities, then a meth addiction helpline may be a good place to start.
Speaking with a meth helpline phone representative may be right for you if:
- You need free advice and resources about your addiction or someone else’s addiction to methamphetamines.
- You’re afraid that you or your loved one’s meth use is spiraling out of control as you begin to notice the signs of meth addiction or relapse.
- You or your loved one cannot stop abusing meth, no matter how hard you (or they) try.
- You have a loved one, such as a child or spouse, whom you suspect is abusing meth, but you aren’t certain and would like some tips.
- You’d like information on how to quit meth 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 Meth
Still unsure? Consider some of the signs and symptoms of use and meth withdrawal:
- Body Changes: weight loss, sleep deprivation, dehydration, elevated body temperature, skin abscesses from injections, osteoporosis, decreased libido.
- Mind & Behavior Changes: paranoia, hallucinations, aggressive behavior, mood swings.
- 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 meth overdose may include: chest pain, arrhythmias, difficulty breathing, agitation, seizures, and more. If you believe you or someone you love is experiencing an overdose to meth, dial 9-1-1. Do not call a hotline, as they are not equipped to handle these situations.
Are Methamphetamine Hotlines Free and/or Confidential?
National meth 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 Meth Hotline Resources & Numbers
- Take Our Substance Abuse Self Assessment
- Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA): 1-855-638-4373– Call for questions and general inquiries about CMA meetings near you.
- 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.
Where Can I Find Meth Drug Rehab Near Me?
Meth rehab and detox center options can be found all across the United States. Whether you are struggling with meth addiction, or want to treat multiple substance abuse or mental health issues in addition to meth, there may be a solution for you.