According to SAMHSA, about 2 of every 10 Georgia residents engage in binge drinking at least once a month. Making matters worse, every single day about five Georgia residents lose their lives due to alcohol-related causes. Another 524 die every year from in-state car crashes involving drunk driving.
Clearly, this needs to stop. Fortunately, there’s plenty of free and confidential help available to residents suffering from alcohol/substance abuse in The Peach State. We’ve taken the liberty of naming a few. 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.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
The state of Georgia offers a 24/7 hotline for those in need of immediate help regarding any mental health crisis, from substance abuse to suicidal thoughts. Call 800-715-4225 for immediate assistance for any crisis. You can also visit the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities website for a multitude of resources.
The state’s Department of Public Health sponsors many different accesses to resources, and the website can direct you accordingly. For immediate help, dial 404-656-4507.