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Medically Reviewed by: Diana Vo, LMFT

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

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Authored By: Joe Gilmore

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Addiction is not something that should be taken lightly. It is a disease and should be treated as such: with masters-level professional care and evidence-backed treatment methods. If you or someone you loved is dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, it is time to reach out to an addiction hotline and get help as soon as possible.

Call an addiction hotline now to get help immediately: 844.912.2284.

Why Call a Substance Abuse Hotline?

The purpose of a substance abuse hotline is to be a resource and a way out for people who are dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. When contacting an addiction hotline, like ours, you will be able to talk with an addiction expert or someone who has even gone through treatment themselves.

During the conversation, you can get a feel for how treatment would go, and what to expect during 

When to Call an Addiction Hotline

Chances are if you are looking at this page, it is time to call an addiction hotline to get some help. You may be at a point where you feel helpless or think there is no path forward. However, if you are at this point and are considering calling a treatment center, you’ve successfully made the first step: recognizing a problem and beginning to seek help.

Now that you’ve made it this far, let us help you the rest of the way. 

Don’t hesitate any longer, call our team now and you can get the help and information you need to officially begin you or your loved one’s journey toward long-term sobriety.

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What Questions Will I Be Asked?

You may be a bit nervous about calling an addiction helpline, this is natural. Big life changes that affect your day-to-day life would make anyone nervous and anxious about actually going through with it.

But, just remember: starting the treatment process will set you up for success for the rest of your life. 

Now, one of the reasons you may be nervous about calling is because of the questions you will be asked. Every situation is different and, in turn, every call is different. That said, there will likely be a number of questions that are consistent with each call. Let’s go over some of the questions you can expect to answer when you call an addiction hotline – it may help you better prepare.

  1. Are you in an emergency situation? Can you reach emergency services?
  2. What substances are you using currently?
  3. How often do you use these substances?
  4. What is your history with substance abuse? Does it run in the family?
  5. Are you dealing with any other issues? Physical? Mental?
  6. Have you been through treatment before? If so, how come it didn’t work out?

Again, these are just some of the questions you can expect when phoning into a drug or alcohol addiction hotline. However, it is vital to answer these questions honestly. The person on the other end of the line is there to help you, not judge. In fact, in all likelihood that person on the other end has been through what you’re dealing with now.

What Should I Ask When Calling?

When calling, don’t forget to ask questions yourself. This call not only allows us to learn about you but vice versa as well. Feel free to ask about anything including:

  • Our facilities
  • What treatment is like
  • The treatment schedule
  • The cost of treatment
  • Pre-admission assessments
  • Post-discharge support and more

Again, this call gives you an opportunity to ensure that our facility is the right fit for you.

Can I Begin Addiction Treatment or Set up Rehab at the Time of My Call?

Absolutely. When chatting with our team of experts at Renaissance Recovery, our compassionate team of clinicians is fully focused on finding an addiction treatment program that will work for you – even if it isn’t at one of our treatment facilities. 

If you are calling a toll-free local or national addiction hotline and immediate, effective clinical evidence-based treatment is what you’re after, we are here to help you achieve stellar recovery results.

Other National Help and Addiction Hotlines

Hotline Name Number Access Other Contact
SAMHSA National Helpline 1-800-662-4357 24/7 Treatment Locator Tool
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 24/7 Online Chat
Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 24/7 Text Messages
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 1-855-378-4373 Not 24/7 Email

SAMHSA National Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment and referral service that provides help 24/7 every day of the year 24/7. Offering help in both English and Spanish, it can provide individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders the guidance they need

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For those who are in a more difficult place or situation, it may be best to seek out the help of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline before going through the treatment process. This lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress 24/7 and can offer prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones as well as provide best practices for professionals in the United States.

Crisis Text Line

If you are still nervous about actually making the call, maybe texting first can help you. You can reach out to the Crisis Text Line at any time 24/7 to get in touch with a crisis counselor and get the support you need.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Addiction Hotline

If you are calling on behalf of your child, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids may be your best option. The helpline will put you in touch with an addiction specialist who will go through your situation and walk you through the best options you have.

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Call Renaissance Recovery’s Addiction Hotline

Call our team to speak with someone today and get referrals to the right program for you, no matter your situation, substance use disorder, or troubles. We are here to help you combat addiction and find the right treatment plan, whether that be at our Orange County rehab or elsewhere.

What to Expect When Calling Our

ADDICTION

HOTLINE

If you or someone you love is dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, reach out to our Renaissance Recovery addiction hotline and get help as soon as possible.

Why Call a Hotline?

The purpose of a substance abuse hotline is to be a resource and a way out for people who are dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. When contacting an addiction hotline, like ours, you will be able to talk with an addiction expert or someone who has even gone through treatment themselves. During the conversation, you can get a feel for how treatment would go.

Why Call a Hotline?

If you are looking at this page, it might be time to call an addiction hotline. You may be at a point where you feel helpless or think there is no path forward. However, if you are at this point and are considering calling a treatment center, you’ve successfully made the first step: recognizing a problem and beginning to seek help. Now that you’ve made it this far, let us help you the rest of the way.

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WHAT QUESTIONS WILL I BE ASKED?

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NON-EMERGENCY

  1. Are you in an emergency situation?
  2. Can you reach emergency services?

SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY

  1. What substances are you using currently?
  2. How often do you use these substances?
  3. What is your history of substance abuse? Does it run in the family?
  1. Are you dealing with any other issues? Physical? Mental?
  2. Have you been through treatment before? If so, how come it didn’t work out?

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?

  1. What does treatment entail?
  2. What are your facilities like?
  3. How much does treatment cost?
  1. What substances are you using currently?
  2. How often do you use these substances?
  3. What is your history of substance abuse? Does it run in the family?
  1. What does your alumni program entail?
  2. How will I be supported after treatment?

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OTHER NATIONAL HELP AND ADDICTION HOTLINES

SAMHSA National Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

1-800-662-4357
1-800-273-8255
Text HOME to 741741
1-855-378-4373

SAMHSA National Helpline

1-800-662-4357

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

1-855-378-4373
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Pat C

“I owe my life and my happiness to these people. October 8th, 2019 marked two years of sobriety for me, and prior to finding Renaissance I hadn’t had 24 hours sober in nearly 20 years.”

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Paige R

“They truly cared for me and the other people that I served with! From this group, I have made 8 new brothers and friends for life! We have continued on, after the program, to take care of each other”

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Courtney S

“Great staff who took the time to get to know me. They have a lot of experience in this field and have first hand experience with what I was going through. IOP is outstanding and really built up a ton of great relationships and found this program to be a ‘breath of fresh air’.”

Diana Vo, LMFT

Diana is an addiction expert and licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in the field of mental health for over 10 years.

Joseph Gilmore

Joseph Gilmore has been in the addiction industry for three years with experience working for facilities all across the country