Per recent data from the CDC, 18.1% of South Carolina adults binge drink at least once a month, which is higher than the national average of about 17%. That’s just binge drinking. More than half (52%) report themselves as drinkers. Statistically, nearly one SC residents loses their life every single day from car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Palmetto 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.
DMH Support Line
The state’s Department of Mental Health sponsors a free and anonymous helpline available to all residents. Call 844-724-6737 to be connected with a clinician who can provide support and resources for alcohol addiction prevention and recovery. Click here to visit the website for more information.
SC Statewide Crisis Response
Also provided by the DMH, the crisis response line is available to any SC resident experiencing any type of crisis, including but limited to a crisis involving alcohol abuse. Call 833-364-2274 or visit the website by clicking here.