According to a 2018 study by the CDC, Kentucky has the third-highest rate of binge drinking out of all fifty states. Add to this the approximately 60 arrests daily in-state for DUI, and clearly, Kentucky has a drinking problem. Lexington suffers worst, with nearly 20% of adults reporting excessive drinking.
It isn’t just The Bluegrass State that suffers from alcohol abuse. 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.
KY Help Call Center
Sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, the call center is available for all state residents. Call 833-859-4357 anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM to reach a specialist who will discuss treatment options and resources with you. Click here to visit the website.
NAMI Northern Kentucky
Don’t let the name fool you. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is available to all US citizens and provides plenty of resources for addiction recovery. Kentucky residents can call 800-950-6264 anytime Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM, or can call 859-392-1730 anytime M-F, 10 AM to 2 PM. You’ll be connected with a specialist who will provide help.