In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Nebraska ranked 9th. According to the study, 20.4% of Nebraska adults reported excessive drinking in the last month. That’s more than one out of every five adults. Worse yet, an astounding 35.6% of all in-state fatal automobile accidents involved alcohol. That’s more than a third. Sorry, but here’s another heartbreaker: 61% of Nebraskans between the ages of 18-25 reported abusing alcohol in the last month.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Cornhusker 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.
Network of Care
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sponsors Network of Care, which is designed to help state residents locate addiction services in their locale. Click here to visit the website which offers a county-based directory. Or call the DHHS Division of Behavioral Health at 402-471-7860.
Nebraska Family Helpline
Also sponsored by the DHHS, the helpline exists for state residents to call and receive advice, counseling, and/or resources for just about anything, including but not limited to addiction services. Call 888-866-8660 to reach a specialist, available around the clock.