Colorado Hydrocodone Hotline
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Do You Need Help For a Hydrocodone Addiction?
You may be wondering whether or not a hydrocodone hotline could be helpful for you. At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we offer detox and treatment for people who are addicted to a variety of drugs including opioids like hydrocodone. Our services help people throughout the state including Boulder, Colorado Springs and Dever, as well as everywhere else statewide.
If you feel that you or a loved one could be abusing hydrocodone or addicted to it, calling a 24/7 free hotline can be the first step you need to recover.
What is Hydrocodone?
Hydrocodone is one of the most widely prescribed opioids not just in Colorado but the U.S., and it’s also one of the most abused prescription drugs. In a medical setting, it can be prescribed to treat pain, and it acts on the central nervous system in a way that’s similar to morphine. This narcotic prescription does have therapeutic uses, but it’s also addictive as are other opioids.
Hydrocodone is actually the generic name of a drug that’s included in brand-name prescription medicines including Lortab, Vicodin, and Norco.
So, how do you know if hydrocodone abuse is occurring?
First, anytime you’re taking hydrocodone without a prescription it’s considered abuse. Also, if you have a prescription but take larger doses or take it more frequently than your doctor directs you, that’s considered drug abuse as well.
Abuse and addiction aren’t necessarily the same thing, although opioid abuse often leads to addiction. When you call our free, confidential toll-free oxycodone helpline, you can learn more about addiction and whether or not you fit the criteria.
Some of the signs of an addiction to oxycodone include the feeling that you need to take the drug throughout the day to maintain a feeling of normalcy. Other signs of hydrocodone addiction that might require you to contact a free hydrocodone hotline include:
- Isolating yourself from other people
- Neglecting your family, school or work responsibilities
- Doctor shopping to receive multiple prescriptions
- Exaggerating symptoms to get oxycodone prescriptions
- Financial problems
- Focusing almost exclusively on hydrocodone including obtaining more and using it
- Changes in mood or attitude
When Should You Call a Colorado Hotline?
What Happens When You Call a Hydrocodone Hotline?
Every call to our 24-hour hydrocodone hotline is going to be unique, but there are some general things you can expect.
The first is that you will discuss your potential addiction and your abuse of hydrocodone. Your coordinator will ask you questions to determine the length and severity of your usage, and it’s important to be honest because this is what’s going to help them connect you with the optimal resources.
The coordinator will also ask you questions about whether or not you also abuse other substances, and if you have co-occurring mental disorders along with addiction.
What Else Should You Know About Calling a Free Hydrocodone Helpline?
Whether you’re located in a Colorado city like Denver or Boulder, or anywhere else in the country, the following are some general things to know about a free 24/7 hydrocodone hotline:
- You can contact our 24-hour hotline whether you’re ready for treatment or not. We can help you in either scenario.
- It’s completely free and confidential to contact our hydrocodone hotline.
- Depending on your situation, your coordinator may be able to begin the process of getting you approved and into a detox or rehab program while you’re on the phone.
- If you aren’t an addict but your loved one is calling the hydrocodone helpline can be helpful as well.
If you or someone around you is experiencing a medical emergency or life-threatening situation, please do not call our hydrocodone hotline. Call 911 instead. Our 24/7 hotline is to help people learn about addiction and what else their treatment options are, not to replace emergency medical care.
To connect with treatment resources, call The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 719-884-0063.
National Toll-Free Hotlines
If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation related to drugs or alcohol, please contact 911, where help is available 24/7.
You can also contact The National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
The number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Mental Health Association Hotline number is 800-969-6642, and it’s available during traditional business hours.