Have you ever had an addiction crisis in the middle of the night? You know how important it is to access a hotline when you need one.
It doesn’t matter how good your support system is. You still might need the help of a hotline. No one can be there 24 hours a day like a hotline can.
Still, way too many people struggle through those crises alone. An alcohol addiction hotline provides you with support 24 hours a day.
Picking up the phone can be the difference between relapsing or not. It can also open the door for addiction treatment in MA. That’s an important part of recovery at every stage.
Hotlines are here to help family members of people with alcohol addiction, too. We’ll help you find the right treatment for your loved one. If you just need support, we provide that too.
Do I Need to Call an Alcohol Hotline?
If you’re considering calling an alcohol hotline, then you should pick up the phone! We’re here for loved ones and people with addiction.
An alcohol hotline can help you if you’re:
- A concerned loved one
- Struggling with addiction
- Seeking advice or support
- Looking for treatment centers
If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911. A hotline can’t help you manage situations like an alcohol overdose.
How to Recognize Alcohol Addiction
A 24-hour hotline is a great resource for anyone with alcohol addiction. It’s also a great support if someone in your life struggles with alcohol abuse.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction:
- Overusing alcohol
- Inability to stop drinking
- Lying to hide alcohol use
- Making bad financial decisions to get alcohol
- Damaging your relationships to use alcohol
The biggest sign of alcohol addiction is withdrawal. This is a syndrome that happens when you stop drinking alcohol.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal:
- Mood changes
Rarely, alcohol withdrawal can include:
These signs are rare but life-threatening.
If you have any of these symptoms during alcohol withdrawal, call 911 right away. You could be having a life-threatening complication called delirium tremens.
What to Expect When You Call an Addiction Hotline
It’s normal to be anxious the first time you call a hotline! Your worries might include being:
Worst, you may worry that you won’t know what to say! It’s hard to know what to talk about if all you know is that you want help.
You don’t have to worry about having an uncomfortable experience. At SpringHill Recovery, we know how to guide the conversation. Our hotline team is trained to handle every situation with sensitivity!
When you call an addiction hotline, you should expect:
Every person who answers a hotline call is trained in compassionate listening. They’re here to provide empathy with no judgment.
Our team is trained to work with people who have addictions. We know how to handle your situation sensitively.
Not sure what to talk about? We’ll guide the conversation for you. We can cover topics like recognizing addiction and finding treatment.
Your confidence is ours. Whether you’re calling for yourself or someone else, what we talk about is yours and ours alone.
There’s one exception. We may contact 911 if we believe you’re in immediate danger.
Don’t call a hotline if you’re suicidal or experiencing an overdose. You should call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts
If you’re ready to turn over a new leaf, we’re here to turn it with you. Call SpringHill Recovery to learn about addiction treatment in MA.
Our alcohol treatment options include:
- An evidence-based detox program for alcohol
- The use of medication to treat symptoms, called medication-assisted treatment
- Calming mind-body activities such as meditation, exercise, and yoga
- Group activities such as community readings, groups, and outings
- Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
These are just a few of the treatments that will be available to you. At SpringHill Recovery, we make a personalized treatment plan for every client!
Call today to start your recovery journey with SpringHill Recovery!