In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Montana ranked 4th. According to the study, nearly 22% of Minnesota adults (21.8%) reported excessive drinking in the last month. That’s more than one of every five adults. Worse yet, an astounding 46.3% of all in-state fatal automobile accidents involved alcohol. That’s nearly half, and it’s also the second-worst rate nationally, behind only North Dakota.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in Big Sky Country, 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 Public Health and Human Services offers a comprehensive webpage with a multitude of links and resources for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. Click here, or call the Mental Health Services Help Line at 888-866-0328.
United Way of Montana has partnered with 211 to provide free support and resources to all MT residents. Simply dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211. You may also click here to visit their Montana-specific website.