The state of Arizona ranked 21st for excessive alcohol use according to the 2019 America’s Health Rankings. While this is only slightly higher than average, the actual numbers are frightening. More than 17% of Arizona adults reported excessive drinking, and nearly 10% of youths reported having five or more drinks in one sitting during the past 30 days.
This is just what was reported. Factor in those who understated their drinking as well. This is an unfortunate situation for The Grand Canyon State, but we have good news. There is a ton of free resources available to state residents. 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 Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family offers a wide variety of resources related to substance abuse, mental health, and all applicable topics. Click here for the homepage, which provides links and contact information. You may also call the office directly at 602-542-4043.
Arizona Clinical Resolution Unit
A division of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the unit sponsors an in-state phone number, 602-364-4558, which offers free counseling and resources to AZ residents. There is also a national toll-free number, 800-867-5808.