In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Alaska ranked third. According to the study, 22.1% of Alaskan adults drink excessively and 33.8% of in-state driving deaths involve alcohol. Furthermore, Native Alaskans (roughly 20% of the state population) abuse alcohol at higher rates than any other US ethnic group.
Alcohol is the most prevalently abused substance in Alaska. This is rather unfortunate, yes, but we bring you a silver lining. There is plenty of free help available for those in The Last Frontier suffering from alcohol abuse. 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.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services offers a 24/7 hotline for those seeking help with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Call 877-266-4357 or text “4help” to 839863. The website also offers resources on a multitude of subjects, including a program called Well-Being Alaska.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a nationwide organization aimed at preventing and assisting with substance abuse. Alaska residents have access to this hotline by calling 800-662-4357. For the hearing-impaired, the number is 800-487-4889.