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When you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired…what can you do? If you’re ready to get help for a cocaine problem, help is out there!
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What Happens When You Call a Hotline?
Here, we cover what you can expect when you call a cocaine hotline. We’ll cover:
- Who you’ll be talking to
- What information they’ll ask from you
- What happens AFTER you call a helpline
Nobody wants to be addicted. And you are not alone. So, if you don’t find the answers to your questions in the article below, we invite your questions at the end of the page. In fact, we try to respond to all questions personally and promptly.
Calling a Cocaine Hotline
Asking for cocaine addiction help can be overwhelming and stressful. But, it doesn’t have to be.
Help is a phone call away. CALL us to get on the road to recovery and help quit cocaine for good! Likewise, cocaine helplines or hotlines can ease the pressure, shame, or fear you may feel. Most importantly, you can ask all the questions that you have. But, what does the actual ‘Hotline Call’ look like? Here is what you can expect:
Q: How much does it cost to call a cocaine hotline?
A: Helplines are generally FREE and won’t charge you anything. Their mission is to be available to anyone in need of information on cocaine addiction and help in finding a treatment facility.
Q: Are cocaine hotlines confidential?
A: Yes, helpline conversations are confidential. If the call is being recorded, you will hear a disclaimer at the beginning of your call. Additionally, hotlines will not disclose any personal information to anyone.
Q: Who is on the other line? Who are the cocaine helpline staff?
A; When you call a cocaine helpline, you can expect to speak with someone who is calm, understanding, and compassionate. Your contact professional should ask you the right questions to direct you to a program that will meet your needs for addiction recovery.
Q: What can I expect during the conversation?
A: You can expect to cover a variety of topics with the person you are speaking to. They should be able to go over any questions or doubts, and offer a variety treatment choices. Financial or insurance documentation will be helpful at this time, especially if you are ready to go to a rehab.
Q: What else will we talk about on the hotline call?
Sometimes, a helpline will be the first time that you talk about your problem. Know this: THE MORE HONEST YOU ARE, THE BETTER. If you’re ready to be honest, talk openly about the extent of use:
- frequency of use
- how long you’ve been using
- how much dosage or amounts you use
- what other drugs you use with cocaine
If you have addiction treatment insurance options available try to have that information ready or at least know the type of insurance it is. As uncomfortable as it may be, be prepared to discuss finances and covering the cost of rehab.
Top 5 Cocaine Help and Recovery Hotlines
IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know has taken too much cocaine and is displaying symptoms of cocaine overdose CALL 911. You can also call the National Poison Control Center number (800) 222-1222 to speak with a poison expert and get instruction on what you should do next.
- Call the Cocaine Helpline listed on our website to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.
- Call SAMHSA on 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD). It is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a government organization paid for by your tax dollars. SAMHSA’s Addiction Treatment Referral Routing Service is toll-free, confidential, and available 24/7 for individuals and families seeking mental and/or substance use disorders help.
- Call 1-800-273-TALK to speak with trained professionals from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if you or someone you know is displaying suicidal ideation or actions. This service will connect you with a suicide prevention and mental health service provider that is closest to your location.
- Not to put a too fine point on it, but people going through cocaine withdrawal and addiction can often feel suicidal. Call 1-800–SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to talk through your thoughts and to be referred to local help in your area.
- Call the National Cocaine Hotline on 1-800-COCAINE. It is toll-free, confidential, and offers 24-hour counseling and referral to individuals with cocaine addiction and abuse problem, as well as family members.
Calling a Cocaine Hotline for an Addicted Loved One
If you have someone that you care about and suspect that they have a cocaine addiction problem CALL US. A hotline can provide you with the knowledge necessary to approach, deal with, and get your loved one the treatment they need. Addiction treatment works!
It is important to be prepared before you call a helpline for a loved one. Here is a list of some information helpline staff may ask from you:
– Does the person use cocaine or crack?
– How long do you suspect they have been using? How long they’ve been acting out of the ordinary?
– What type of health insurance do they have?
– Does their health insurance cover treatment at HMO or PPO insurance rehab centers?
– How much can they afford to pay for treatment?
– Could you (and/or other close family members) help them out financially?
– Does the addicted individual suffer from any mental, behavioral, or co-occuring disorders?
Do I Need Cocaine Addiction Help?
First, you’re probably wondering: “When does using cocaine become an addiction?” Cases of cocaine addiction are characterized by typical signs and symptoms that can indicate there is a problem. So, if you notice signs in yourself or a loved one, consider calling the Cocaine Helpline. Early intervention = successful treatment outcomes.
Some of the main signs of a problem with cocaine include:
Behavioral changes – Cocaine addiction can compel you to do things you’d NEVER do under normal circumstances. You might start being secretive and/or hiding cocaine use from loved ones. Or, you might start neglecting responsibilities related to work, home, or school. Or you might struggle to maintain healthy relationships. You might find yourself stealing or lying a lot. This does not mean that you are crazy! You just need professional help to learn how to quit cocaine for good!
Physical problems – You might experience withdrawal symptoms when cocaine is not available (agitation, restlessness, depression) or have trouble sleeping. When NOT using cocaine, you can become extremely tired! When you get addicted to cocaine, your health is often as risk, as your immune system never gets a chance to work optimally. So, you might find yourself getting sick often or even your skin to be lacking luster. Plus, cocaine decreases appetite so watch for drastic weight loss and signs of anemia.
Psychological compulsion – One of the main signs of addiction is the inability to control or stop using cocaine…combined with uncontrollable cravings for the drug. In fact, cocaine creates extreme craving! When cocaine becomes THE MOST IMPORTANT thing in your life, it’s pretty clear that you need help.
Positive screening results for addiction – One way to evaluate whether you have a cocaine problem or not is by answering the CAGE questionnaire. CAGE is an addiction assessment tool often used by primary care physicians as a quick screening tool for potential drug problems. Ask yourself:
- Have you ever thought you should Cut down on your cocaine use?
- Have you ever felt Annoyed when people have commented on your use?
- Have you ever felt Guilty or badly about your use?
- Have you ever used cocaine to Ease withdrawal symptoms, or to avoid feeling low after using?
If you scored 1, there is an 75% chance you’re addicted to coke.
If you scored 2, there is an 85% chance you’re addicted to coke..
If you scored 3, there is a 99% chance you’re addicted to coke.
If you scored 4, there is a 100% chance you’re addicted to coke.
What Happens After a Cocaine Hotline Call?
Usually, you’ll be referred to next steps in addiction treatment. These follow.
STEP 1: Evaluation and initial assessment. After you hang up the phone and check into a cocaine treatment facility, you will go through initial assessment and evaluation. During the evaluation addiction doctors and trained medical staff will get to know more about you, your addiction, as well as your physical and mental health. This way, they can tailor-make the program to fit your rehabilitation needs.
STEP 2: Admission and detox. Then, with the treatment plan in place it is time to get cocaine out of your body. The medical personnel at the detox clinic will assist you with withdrawal symptoms as they occur and monitor your state.
STEP 3: Therapy. Addressing the psycho-emotional thoughts and beliefs of cocaine addiction is key to long term sobriety. During the weeks and months you spend in cocaine addiction recovery, a psychiatrist or psychologist will help you uncover and deal with past issues that are the root cause for your cocaine use.
Call a Cocaine Helpline Now
Making the call to a cocaine hotline can be the first step to a new life. The moment you decide to pick up the phone you are making the first step towards recovery. So, call the cocaine hotline professionals to get a better understanding of your condition, find appropriate treatment options, and get answers.
If you have any additional questions regarding cocaine hotlines, you can call the number listed on the top of our page or post your questions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.