According to the CDC, just over 18% of Missouri adults reported binge drinking in the last 30 days. Sadly, this percentage shoots up to 25.3% when it comes to Missouri high-schoolers. Furthermore, drunk driving took 240 Missouri lives last year alone.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Show-Me 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 Department of Behavioral Health offers prevention, treatment, and recovery support for those struggling with substance abuse. Call 573-751-4942 more for information, or click here to visit the DBH’s Behavioral Health Resources webpage. There are numerous links to external resources on plenty of topics.
Missouri Crisis Line
If you need support for anything at all related to substance abuse or mental health, the Missouri Crisis Line is available 24/7 for residents to call. The number is 573-445-5035 and the toll-free option is 888-761-4357. You may also text “HAND” to 839863. Click here for more information.