While 18.2% might not seem like a lot, it’s how many New York adults reported binge drinking over the last month, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. That percentage shoots up to 22% when talking about Manhattan alone. Statewide, more than 30% of fatal car crashes involve alcohol.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Empire 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.
New York HOPEline
The state’s Office of Addiction Services and Support sponsors the helpline which is available 24/7 to all residents. Call 877-846-7369 to be connected with a specialist who will guide you to the best resources available. You may also text “HELP” to 467369.
211 New York
United Way of New York 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 New York-specific website.