More than 6 in 10 Pennsylvania adults consider themselves drinkers. Nearly 3 of those people reported binge drinking at least once a month, according to the latest data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This makes PA the sixteenth heaviest drinking state in the US.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Keystone 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 Drug and Alcohol Programs offers a helpline available to all residents. Call 800-662-4357 or visit the website for a comprehensive assortment of valuable resources and information.
United Way of PA has collaborated with 211 to offer the service to any resident. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with a specialist. You may also visit the PA-specific website by clicking here.