The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that around 12% of Oregon residents age 12 or older reported having an issue with alcohol. Moreover, the survey ranked Oregon 2nd nationwide for the overall addiction rate. From 2001 to 2017, there was a 34% increase in the number of statewide deaths from alcohol-related causes.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Beaver 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.
Lines for Life
The Oregon Health Authority has partnered with Lines for Life to give residents a free and confidential 24/7 helpline for any mental health issues including addiction. Call 800-273-8255 to be connected with a specialist, or text “recoverynow” to 839863. Due to COVID-19, the text line is only available from 2 PM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Click here to visit the website which has a live chat option.
988 – COMING JULY 16, 2022
Starting 7/16/22, any Oregon resident will be able to dial 988 and “…reach a compassionate, highly trained counselor who can help address their issue in the least intrusive way possible,” according to the website.