Colorado Methadone Hotline
24/7, Toll-Free, Confidential
Methadone has a long history, and unfortunately, while it’s looked at as a way to help people who have an addiction to opioids, it often becomes a problem on its own. Methadone was originally marketed as a pain reliever, and now it’s marketed as a treatment option for people who abuse other opioids like heroin. While methadone can be helpful in this application, it can also be addictive.
When someone is taking methadone as an opioid treatment, it’s prescribed and administered through specifically licensed treatment centers. In some cases, methadone may be prescribed by other physicians to treat pain.
Methadone is long acting, and it stays in the system for more than 20 hours on average. While anyone who takes it is potentially at risk for addiction, this risk tends to be highest when someone takes more than they’re supposed to or takes it recreationally. When you abuse methadone, you are at a high risk of not only addiction but also overdose and death. Being addicted to methadone can be incredibly frustrating, particularly since so many people started using it as a legitimate way to stop abusing other opioids.
If you or someone you know is abusing methadone or wants to stop using it, a good first step for methadone help is to contact a professional methadone hotline.
What is A Colorado Methadone Helpline?
If you’re ready to receive methadone help for your addiction or abuse problem, you may be wondering what a methadone hotline is. Essentially any drug abuse or substance abuse hotline is a professionally-operated helpline that’s free, available 24 hours a day and is the best first step to receiving addiction help.
At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we’re available to help Colorado residents with methadone abuse problems. Our team of intake specialists can work with addicts and their families throughout Colorado including in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs.
When you contact our 24/7 methadone abuse hotline, you’ll speak to an intake specialist who’s not only trained and well-educated on addiction in general, but also methadone specifically. This is one of the ways our methadone help hotline is different from other drug abuse hotlines. We match you specifically with professionals who understand your addiction to methadone.
There are a few things you get when you call a methadone hotline. First, you get a knowledgeable resource who can answer any questions you may have and can provide you with valuable information. You will also get someone who can listen to you without judgment and with compassion. Our team of methadone intake specialists will never provide you with anything other than non-judgmental advice and information.
Another valuable element of calling our 24/7 methadone abuse hotline is the fact that if you’re ready to receive treatment, you can begin that process during your call.
What Questions Are Asked When You Call a Methadone Hotline?
Other Questions About a Methadone Hotline
There are some common questions people often have about calling a methadone hotline.
First, they wonder if only an addict can call our Palmer Lake Colorado methadone hotline or if a loved one of an addict can call. The answer is absolutely. Our intake specialists at our Colorado methadone helpline do often take calls from friends and family members of people with a substance abuse problem.
Another question we hear at our Colorado methadone abuse hotline is whether it’s confidential. Again, the answer is yes.
People also wonder if our methadone hotline is free, and that is also a yes.
So when should you call our Colorado methadone hotline?
If you’re experiencing an emergency, an overdose or a life-threatening situation, you should NOT contact our hotline. Our 24/7 free hotline is for people who want to learn more about addiction or treatment. It’s not an emergency services hotline. If a life-threatening situation is occurring, call 911 immediately.
Otherwise, people who want to learn more about addiction, treatment or recovery can contact our methadone abuse hotline in Colorado. Whether you’re ready to start the treatment process or you’re not, our methadone hotline may be of value to you.
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is available 24/7 and can be reached at 719-602-0914.
Other relevant phone numbers you may be interested in include:
The National Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)