In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Massachusetts ranked 13th. According to the study, 19.5% of MA adults reported excessive drinking in the last month. What’s more, an astounding 27.8% of all fatal automobile accidents involved alcohol. Things are worst in Boston, where the rate of adult binge drinking is nearly 23%.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Bay State, but unfortunately, it’s the same story all across America. Fortunately, however, 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.
The state’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) “oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by substance addiction,” according to its website. Call 617-624-5111 for more information.
MA Substance Use Helpline
Sponsored by the state’s Department of Public Health, the helpline is free and anonymous and is available to all Massachusetts residents. Call 800-327-5050 to be connected with a specialist, or visit the website for even more resources.