Methadone Addiction Hotline

Authored by National Rehab Hotline    Reviewed by Robert Gerchalk    Last Updated: September 8th, 2021


Robert Gerchalk Medical Reviewer
Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

Methadone is best known as a replacement for heroin when addicts are unable to completely get off of drugs. When taking methadone properly, clients do not get high or commit crimes to get drugs, rather, they could have a productive life. Many go to the methadone dispensing center every day, while others may be allowed to take home doses after they have earned the trust of the doctors. However, unfortunately, many clients at these centers continue to use other drugs and are not completely free of everything except methadone. For these people, their lives really are still unmanageable, and they may wish to get off methadone. Still others function will on methadone maintenance, but either want to get completely clean, or their physicians have told them that continued use is unhealthy, such as causing heart problems.

Methadone is occasionally used as a brief detox taper for those withdrawing from heroin (not so often as in the past) and other opiates; it is also sometimes used in hospitals for pain control.

If you know that methadone is no longer in your best interest, but are struggling to discontinue using it, The National Rehab Hotline is here to help you. If you believe a loved one is caught in the methadone trap, we encourage you to make use of the hotline as well.

There’s no need to wait until you or your loved one are ready to begin treatment for methadone use. Once you know that care is needed, it’s time to reach out for information and support by calling 866-210-1303. There are a lot of resources that you can use right now to prepare for the discontinuation of methadone use.

What Is a Methadone Addiction Hotline?

An addiction hotline is a phone line dedicated to calls from people struggling with substance use. A methadone addiction hotline caters specifically to callers searching for information about methadone addiction and recovery.

When you call an addiction hotline, you will speak to a trained professional who has knowledge of substance abuse and the best treatment options. They understand what it’s like to struggle with methadone and can help you take the next step toward seeking the treatment you need. If you just have questions about treatment or need someone to listen to your current methadone struggles, a hotline is the best place to call today.

If you don’t use methadone but are worried about a loved one who does, a methadone addiction hotline is a good resource. You’ll connect with someone who understands how hard it is to get a loved one away from methadone. They can help you create a plan that works in the long-term favor of the methadone user you love.

If you’re not ready to give your name or other personally identifying information, you can still call The National Rehab Hotline. Our professionals are prepared to provide information and resources to anyone interested in seeking help and starting the journey to recovery.

Wherever you are in that journey, our lines are open to you. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and provide guidance toward a brighter future without methadone use.

What a Methadone Addiction Hotline Is Not

Methadone addiction hotlines are not emergency trauma centers. If you need immediate medical assistance, you should call 911 before calling The National Rehab Hotline or any other addiction hotline.

While the professionals answering calls for a methadone addiction hotline understand addiction and are aware of many resources for those struggling with substance use, they can’t send an ambulance or police officers to your location. You must call 911 or otherwise seek emergency care directly before contacting the hotline to talk about treatment center options.

Addiction hotlines are also not designed to provide extensive counseling or ongoing therapy sessions. You will talk to someone who cares about your substance use issues and wants to help you improve your life, but they can’t provide the type of care that you would receive from a trained therapist or counselor who sees you on a regular basis.

Think of The National Rehab Hotline as a partner in your recovery from methadone. They aren’t part of the front-line team that will provide immediate care and assistance, but they are a valuable team capable of leading you to a treatment center that can provide the direct care you need to end substance use.

5 Reasons to Call a Hotline for Methadone Addiction

How do you know if you’re ready to call The National Rehab Hotline or another hotline designed to help methadone users? If you want to help someone else end their dependence on methadone, how do you know that right now is the time to get in touch with a staff member from the hotline?

If you’re reading this page and have even the slightest curiosity about methadone treatment options, then you’re most likely ready to make the call. If you’re still uncertain, see how many of the following statements relate to you or someone you love right now.

1. You know that your methadone use is no longer serving you well, and would like to learn about resources that may help in the future. You’re in the discovery phase and are just interested in asking questions. You may not even know if you want to seek help. Perhaps you aren’t sure that you’re truly addicted to methadone. You’re just exploring the idea of asking for help.

2. You suspect that someone you love is using methadone and don’t know how to get them to a treatment center. You want to talk to someone about the process of leading a loved one toward recovery.

3. You have questions about methadone treatment center options. You know that you will eventually seek treatment and want to start learning about the addiction programs in your area. You aren’t ready to commit to a program immediately but know that you will make that big step in the near future.

4. You’re ready to commit to a methadone treatment program immediately and need guidance toward the best program for your individual needs. You’re ready to seek help but need some help getting to an appropriate treatment center.

5. You’ve attempted to get help with methadone use in the past and didn’t receive the information or care you needed. Calling the National Rehab Hotline will put you in direct contact with someone who can help you finally get the assistance you need. If you feel alone on this journey due to past failed attempts to seek help, know that you’re no longer alone. Our specialists are one call away.

If even one of those statements is relevant to you or someone you care about, now is the time to reach out to our methadone addiction hotline. You don’t have to commit to entering treatment right away. If you do nothing but learn about some resources in your local community and talk to someone who understands your struggle, you will accomplish something valuable for your future.

That first phone call is always the hardest. Once you make it, the next step toward independence from methadone becomes easier. If you know methadone is no longer in your best interest, you’re ready to call our hotline and learn about resources that can help you break free.

Who Can Call a Methadone Addiction Hotline?

There are three groups of people who typically call methadone addiction hotlines:

• Current methadone users interested in learning about treatment options and local resources

• Recovering methadone users struggling to maintain sobriety and searching for resources that will help

• Anyone concerned about a loved one who uses or is suspected of using methadone

The only requirement is that you have an interest in learning about methadone use and the steps necessary for recovery. It doesn’t matter whether it’s you or someone you know who is currently using methadone. It doesn’t matter whether there is an immediate commitment to enter treatment or what type of treatment program you’re willing to consider.

It doesn’t even matter if you’re certain that a treatment program is needed. If you’re concerned about yourself or someone you love, and methadone use is a problem, our professionals are waiting to provide valuable information that may help in the short or long term.

What to Do If You Need Help with Methadone Use Now

The first step is always to admit that you need help. Sometimes, that’s the hardest step because you know that seeking help will lead to major changes in your lifestyle. Other times, extreme circumstances force you to realize that seeking help is the best option available to you. Either way, you know that you’re ready to seriously commit to a methadone treatment program when you can look yourself in the eye and say that you need help.

The next step is to learn about the different types of methadone treatment programs and decide which fits your needs. There are inpatient and outpatient programs. Some are exclusively for men or women while others cater to methadone users who also struggle with mental illness or eating disorders.

Once you know what type of program is right for you, it’s time to find a program that accepts your insurance or otherwise fits your budget. It’s important to find treatment in your local area or perhaps in a new area that will give you a fresh start. Selecting the right treatment facility or outpatient program is one of our specialties, so you’re never alone.

If that big picture of getting help feels intimidating or scary, The National Rehab Hotline is here to help you every step of the way. Before you assume that you can’t afford a methadone treatment program or don’t have any options suitable to your personal needs, give us a call.

We may have resources that you aren’t aware of right now. Our professional team is here to guide you toward a brighter future that includes independence from methadone.

The National Rehab Hotline Is Ready to Help

There comes a time when every methadone user needs someone they can trust. They need someone to listen to the facts about their substance use and how it has impacted their life. They also need detailed information that will help them make the best decisions for their future and that of their loved ones.

The National Rehab Hotline is that “someone” that methadone users and their loved ones can trust. You are always one phone call away from someone who understands the destruction that methadone use can have on a person’s life. Our team is here to answer your questions, help you understand the grip that methadone has on your health, and provide immediate resources that can help you get the help you need.

You may feel alone in your addiction, but there is always someone willing to walk toward sobriety with you. Now is the time to admit that you need help and reach out to someone with the information you need to get started.

If you sometimes think about entering treatment because you want better for yourself and your loved ones, it’s time to call The National Rehab Hotline at 866-210-1303. We are here to help!

The National Rehab Hotline is free and available 24/7/365 to help anyone struggling through a substance use or mental health crisis get immediate help.

 

Our crisis hotline specialists can provide resourceful information about alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health, and what the next steps for yourself or your loved one might be. This may include treatment suggestions, immediate crisis support & intervention, or we can guide you towards local resources