Per the state’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, in 2020, Oklahoma ranked 3rd in the nation for prevalence of mental illness, and 2nd in the nation for overall substance abuse. With alcohol being one of (if not the most) predominantly abused drugs in America, (and ranking 7th nationwide for US binge drinking rates), it’s safe to say Oklahoma has a drinking problem.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Sooner 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.
Oklahoma DRS Helpline
The state’s Department of Rehabilitation Services sponsors a 24/7 helpline available to all residents. Call 800-502-9054 to reach the department’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse 24-Hour Action Helpline, or visit the website for more information by clicking here.
Through a collaboration with multiple agencies, including United Way and 211, the Heartline is available to all residents around the clock. Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211. There’s also a website with multiple resources.