Per the Utah Department of Health, an average of 530 Utahns die every year from alcohol-related causes. Around 11% of Utah adults report binge drinking at least once a month. The same percentage of Utah high-schoolers reported the same. Furthermore, Utah has the seventh-highest rate of alcohol poisoning of all fifty states.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Beehive 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.
Utah Crisis Line
The University of Utah Health has partnered with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to bring residents the Utah Crisis Line. Call 800-273-8255 to be connected with a specialist who can offer guidance and resources, or click here to visit the Utah DHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health webpage.
United Ways of Utah has partnered with 211 to offer the service to state residents. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be linked with a certified specialist. Also, you can click here to visit the Utah-specific 211 website which offers a chat option as well as an app.