In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Iowa ranked seventh. According to the study, 21% of Iowa adults drink excessively and 25.4% of in-state automobile accident deaths involve alcohol. One Iowa resident loses their life just about every three days due to drunk driving.
Problematic drinking isn’t just an issue in The Hawkeye State. It’s an issue nationwide. Fortunately, there’s plenty of free help out there for those in need. We want to share some of these resources with you. 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.
Your Life Iowa
Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the goal of Your Life Iowa is to provide help and services to those in need of assistance with any mental health issue. This includes but isn’t limited to substance abuse, mental health issues, or gambling issues. Call 855-581-8111 or text 855-895-8398 to get started. Furthermore, you can visit the website for more info, more resources, and even a live online chat feature.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) has Iowa-based resource centers, and state residents can call 800-273-8255 to reach the alcoholism helpline. Or call 800-950-6264 for the general NAMI information line. Click here to reach the website.