Since 2015, the number one health concern in Alabama has been mental health and substance abuse, according to the World Health Organization. Nearly a quarter-million Alabamans report being dependent on alcohol on an annual average. Furthermore, alcohol abuse is the second-most treated substance disorder in the state. That could be why every year more than 10,000 car accidents in Alabama involve alcohol.
Unfortunately, alcohol has a grip not just on Alabama, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for alcohol abuse available to residents of the Yellowhammer State. Alcoholism is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. Let us help you do just that.
Alcohol Awareness Hotline
The website alcoholawareness.org sponsors a 24/7 hotline that offers free help to anyone suffering from alcohol abuse. Call 855-955-0771 to be connected to a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The site also offers direct links to helpful resources and support groups. It’s their mission to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by means of offering free help and resources. Call today.
Alabama Department of Mental Health
The ADMH offers a multitude of resources and links to state-funded providers. Click here or call the drug crisis helpline at 844-307-1760 to be connected with someone who can help. There are resources not just for alcohol/substance abuse, but for a multitude of subjects. Plus, all state-funded services operate on a sliding fee scale, meaning low-income persons can pay little to no money.
Residents of Alabama, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected to a live specialist offering help and resources free and anonymously. The 211 helpline is nationwide, but through the program 211 Connects Alabama, residents can receive state-specific help and guidance.