In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Tennessee ranked last. While on the surface it seems like good news, more than 1 in 10 TN adults drink to excess. According to the study, 11.2% of Tennessee adults reported excessive drinking in the last month. Moreover, an overwhelming 29% of fatal car accidents in TN involve alcohol.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Volunteer 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 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) sponsors a 24/7 helpline for all residents. Call or text 1-800-889-9789 to be connected with a referral specialist who can supply you with assistance and resources. Click here to visit the website.
DMHSAS 24/7 Helpline
The department also offers its own helpline for all residents. Call 855-274-7471 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the webpage which also has a link for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, a group dedicated to reducing alcohol consumption statewide and offering free services.