According to a SAMHSA study performed two years ago, Delaware ranked 3rd among US states with the highest alcohol consumption rate. The national average of all 50 states is 2.52 gallons per person annually. Delaware sits at an astonishing 3.72 gallons/year. Furthermore, DE youths are drinking at an alarming rate. Nearly one-third of Delaware residents aged 12-20 reported drinking in the past month.
Alcohol has its claws not just in The First State, but all of the United States. It’s a rather unfortunate situation, but we come bearing good news. There is help and plenty of it. Plus it’s free and anonymous. 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.
Delaware Crisis Intervention
Sponsored by the state government, the crisis intervention hotlines exist for Delaware residents to receive free and confidential information/resources on substance abuse as well as other mental health issues. Northern Delaware residents, call 800-652-2929, and Southern Delaware residents, call 800-345-6785. You can also visit the website by clicking here.
For state-specific resources and guidance on alcohol/substance abuse and other mental health issues, Delaware residents can call 302-255-9487 to be connected with a state agent whose job it is to help. This line is sponsored by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.