Per the Blanchard Institute, alcohol abuse in NC has been going up since 2012 and is currently the third most common preventable cause of death statewide. It’s hard to comprehend, but around eleven North Carolina residents die from alcohol-related causes every single day. The average age a NC resident has her or his first drink? Fourteen.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Tar Heel 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.
DHHS Crisis Lines
The NC Department of Health and Human Services offers a comprehensive website that lists six crisis hotlines, all region-based. Click here to reach the directory, or call 800-662-7030 to reach the DHHS Customer Service Center and be directed to the right resource for you.
Crisis Solutions Coalition
Also sponsored by the DHHS, the coalition exists to find and implement “…best known strategies for crisis care while reducing avoidable visits to emergency departments and involvement with the criminal justice system,” according to the DHHS webpage for the group. Call 984-236-5300 or click here to reach the Crisis Solutions website.