What is RehabHotline.org? What services do you provide?

We are a non-profit helpline. We are not a rehab center; we are a referral service. We are here to listen to you no matter your situation or financial circumstances. We welcome calls from people struggling with substance abuse and their loved ones seeking help. Our goal is to educate callers on addiction and enable them to see their situation objectively.

Where are you located?

Our call center is located in California. However, we refer people to rehab centers all across the country. Our job is to listen and help.

Questions About Treatment Options

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment?

Outpatient treatment consists of counseling, group therapy, meetings and so forth. This type of treatment typically takes place a few times a week. The rest of the time, the addict is on his or her own.

Inpatient treatment, on the other hand, requires the addict to stay in a facility where he or she is secluded from outside temptations and distractions. You will confront your situation and learn to live a sober life.

Which is best: inpatient or outpatient?

The best answer is really up to you, depending on your circumstances. You have to weigh your options. The National Institute of Drug and Alcohol Abuse states that a 90-day inpatient stay tends to be most effective. Of course, some people will stay longer while others may not need to stay the entire 90 days. With an inpatient program, the addict is given the time to focus on him or herself and heal in a controlled environment. There are no distractions or temptations. An outpatient program offers support, but the addict must ultimately rely on their self-discipline to follow through.

Is it better to stay close to home for rehab or go somewhere far off?

We recommend getting the addict far away from negative influences and surroundings. This is to help the addict focus on healing themselves. Typically people don’t have drug or alcohol problems, they have life problems. Substance abuse is a symptom of a greater issue.

Is treatment free?

Treatment programs vary in cost; some are free while others are not. It is free to call us, and we are more than happy to listen and give you guidance and information.

Is rehab covered by insurance?

Many insurance policies offer rehabilitation coverage; therefore, you can often find a treatment facility that accepts your insurance plan. Our specialists will try to match you with a program that accepts your policy.

Are AA meetings part of the treatment?

It is up to the caller to decide if they’d like to incorporate AA into their treatment. Treatment programs vary in methodologies. We are here to refer you to the right program for your situation.

Questions About Addiction

How do I know if I (or a loved one) am an addict?

Although signs and symptoms vary depending on what type of substance the addict or alcoholic is using, there are several general physical signs:

  • Weight loss (or weight gain)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Paleness
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Bloating
  • Bloodshot eyes and/or dilated pupils

Other signs may include:

  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Making excuses and blaming others
  • Problems at work
  • Problems with the law
  • Constant thoughts of drinking or using
  • Loss of control
  • Change in moral behavior

Have a question not covered here? Call 877-420-2948 now, and we’ll gladly answer it.