It’s bad enough that alcohol abuse damages both body and mind. It’s horrific when it becomes deadly. Statistically, in Maryland alone, eight people die every day from drug/alcohol overdoses, reaching more than 2,700 two years ago. Every other day, someone dies every other day from alcohol-related car crashes. This was reported by the Baltimore Sun, a paper run out of a city loaded with bars.
It isn’t just The Old Line State that suffers from alcohol abuse. It’s an issue all across America. 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.
Maryland 211 – Before it’s too Late
The national 211 line has partnered with the Maryland state government to offer free and anonymous statewide support and resources. Simply dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211. The crisis hotline also has a website that offers many other resources on many other topics.
Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) exists to address the needs of state residents struggling with any form of addiction. Although not all services provided by MACS are free, you can call 855-337-6227 to speak with someone who has access to plentiful resources and will gladly help you.