The population of California is 7.5% of the entire country’s population. That’s a lot of people – around two and a half million. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse rates are higher than the national average in California. Almost 8% of Cali residents have a drinking problem. Almost half report drinking in the last 30 days, according to the CDC.
The state also maintains the largest alcohol market in the country. Around 14 billion drinks are consumed each year in The Golden State. That’s a lot of booze, and it’s created too many people struggling with addiction to drinking. Fortunately, there’s help – and lots of it. 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.
Residents of Cali can dial 211 or text their zip code to 898211 to be connected to a live specialist offering help and resources free and anonymously. The 211 helpline is nationwide, but for California residents specifically, you can click here for the 211 CA website which provides additional resources.