How Drug Abuse Hotlines Help
If you or someone you love is dealing with drug abuse, a drug abuse hotline can help. Whether you are fighting off drug cravings after treatment, dealing with a setback after relapse, or need help to keep from using drugs or alcohol, then a drug abuse hotline can help.
At Michael’s House, we offer drug abuse treatment and residential services for men who are having a hard time staying clean and sober on the street. If you are considering sober living and would like to hear more about our program, contact us at Michael’s House today.
How Drug Abuse Hotlines Help You Fight Cravings
If you have already successfully completed a drug abuse treatment program and are back at home trying to maintain sobriety, it’s impossible to completely avoid temptation. Situations will arise in which you feel tempted to use drugs and alcohol. Cravings to drink or use drugs may be due to a specific incident or stressful event in your life, or it may seemingly come out of nowhere and feel overwhelmingly. Rather than give in to the urge, you have the option of taking advantage of a drug abuse hotline. 24 hours a day, someone will be available to take your call and talk you through the experience and help you fight your cravings.
How Hotlines Help You Deal with Setbacks
Sometimes, relapse happens. Despite our best efforts, we may give in to the urge to drink or use drugs. Whether it stops at one or continues for a week-long binge, it’s still a relapse and it’s something that’s hard to come back from. Dealing with the guilt, wondering if you’ll be able to keep from relapsing again should the urge or opportunity arise, worried about letting down your family and friends, the period after a drug and/or alcohol relapse can be difficult. During this time, it’s a good idea to call a drug abuse hotline. By talking about what happened and your fears, you can practice telling the people close to you and begin to forgive yourself. Talking to someone can also help you to let go of any feelings of hopelessness that might make you think that continuing in relapse is the only option.
How Hotlines Help You Prevent Relapse
If you are feeling tempted to use drugs or alcohol in sobriety, the best way to keep yourself from doing it is to talk to someone. If you don’t have a sponsor or your sponsor isn’t available, it’s generally a good idea to talk to an objective third party rather than confide in a friend or family member. Also, you can increase your chances of avoiding relapse by talking to someone who can provide you with referrals, help you find a local 12-step meeting to go to, or just talk to you until you no longer feel the urgency to use. A drug abuse hotline can help you before you relapse and assist you in staying clean for one more day.
Drug Abuse Treatment at Michael’s House
Michael’s House offers drug abuse treatment in the form of a residential sober living home and an inpatient drug treatment facility in Palm Springs, California. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you fight drug abuse and drug addiction, contact us at Michael’s House today at 1-877-345-8494 .