Of the 75 counties in Arkansas, 34 are dry, meaning alcohol is not available for purchase within county borders. This forces a large amount of the population to travel for alcohol. This could also be why according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the drunk driving death rate is higher in Arkansas (4.6 people per 100,000) than in any other state in America.
Around five percent of state residents abuse alcohol. That’s one in every 20 people. Alcohol abuse is an extremely difficult and prevalent issue, not just for Arkansas residents but for all Americans. Fortunately, there are plenty of free resources available for those suffering from substance abuse in The Natural 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.
Arkansas Support Hotline
The state’s Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Services offers a support line that connects you with substance abuse resources according to your area. Call 844-763-0198 or click here for the department’s substance abuse prevention website.
Arkansas Crisis Center
The ACC exists solely to help those in a crisis situation. This is not limited to substance abuse-related topics. Call 888-274-7472 if you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction and/or abuse.