Nearly 1 of every 5 Rhode Island adults (19.7%) reports binge drinking at least once a month. The same goes for high-school students, at 18.3%. Both are higher than their respective national average. Moreover, RI continuously ranks among the top ten states with the most prevalent overall substance abuse.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in Little Rhody, 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 Helpline
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.
Recovery & Hope Hotline
The state’s Department of Health sponsors a free and anonymous hotline for all residents. Call 401-414-5465 to be connected with a licensed counselor ready to offer support, tips, referrals, and more. Visit the webpage for more information.
Recovery Community Centers
The state’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals offers a comprehensive website dedicated to linking RI residents with their local recovery community center. Click here for a list of centers, and contact info as well.