In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Ohio ranked 14th. According to the study, 19.2% of OH adults reported excessive drinking in the last month. That’s nearly one out of every five adults. Worse yet, an eye-opening 34.3% of all in-state fatal automobile accidents involved alcohol. That’s more than a third, which is an awful but true statistic.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Buckeye 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 Mental Health and Addiction Services sponsors a 24/7 helpline available to all residents. Call 800-720-9616 for free and confidential support, or text “4hope” to 741741. You can also visit the website for more info and external links.
MHRB Portage County
The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County offers a 24/7 helpline for all Ohio residents. Call 330-678-4357 or call 330-296-3555. Both are crisis hotlines. You may also visit the webpage by clicking here.