In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Colorado ranked 15th. While this may not be “top-ten,” it’s still among the top 30% states. More than 19% of Colorado residents reported issues with drinking, and an overwhelming 34.7% of in-state car crash deaths involved alcohol. And it’s not just drinking…
Six years ago, The Denver Post published an article showing that Colorado was the only US state to qualify as a “heavy consumer” of all four substances studied: marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and non-prescribed opioids. Fortunately, there’s help, anonymous and free, and a lot 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. Their mission is to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by means of offering free help and resources. Call today.
Colorado Crisis Services
The state’s Department of Human Services sponsors a crisis helpline available to all Colorado residents. Call 844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 to speak to a crisis specialist who can help with alcohol abuse, among many other issues. You’ll be connected with a specialist, or you can visit their website by clicking here.
Residents of The Centennial State 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, and there’s also a website offering more resources.