The Mississippi Department of Mental Health estimates that more than 200,000 state residents abuse drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, The Magnolia State consistently ranks below the national average for binge drinking. Still, around 13% of Mississippi adults report binge drinking regularly, and around 17% of Mississippi adults suffer from some form of mental illness, which has a tendency to be paired with substance abuse.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent 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.
Mississippi DMH Helpline
The state’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services sponsors a 24/7 helpline for all residents. Call anytime at 877-210-8513 to be connected with a specialist armed with resources. Click here to visit the website for additional information. This free service is made available by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH).
Mississippi Lifeline – Phone number change coming July 2022
Currently, thanks again to the DMH, state residents can dial 800-273-8255 up until 6/30/2022. After that, all you have to do is dial 988 and you’ll reach a specialist who can help you with any and all mental health/substance abuse issues. Visit the website for more info.