There are about 29.1 million people who live in Texas. According to recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5.3 million Texas residents age 12 or older binge drink alcohol at least once a month. That’s about one in five. More than one in three report using alcohol at least once a month. There’s a whole lot of alcohol being consumed in Texas, and it’s not just those of age consuming it.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Lone Star 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 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.
LMHA Mental Health Crisis Numbers
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers an extensive list of 24/7 crisis hotlines based on LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) location. Click here to visit the webpage, which offers more information as well as the list of crisis numbers. The lines are available to all state residents suffering from any form of mental health issue, including alcohol abuse.
In a partnership with 211 and the HHS, state residents may dial 211 or text their zip code to 898211 to be connected with a specialist who can help with any substance abuse or mental health issue. Click here to visit the Texas-specific 211 webpage.