In a 2018 study published by USA Today titled America’s Drunkest States, Vermont ranked 12th. According to the study, nearly one of every five VT adults (19.6%) reported excessive drinking in the last month. Moreover, an overwhelming 33.4% of fatal car accidents in-state involve alcohol. Perhaps Vermont’s booming beer business spells bad news for those who struggle with addiction to alcohol.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Green Mountain 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.
Partially sponsored by the state’s Department of Health, the Vermont Helplink exists to connect residents to the services they need, free and confidentially. Call 802-565-5465 to be connected with a trained specialist, or click here to visit the website.
Since 1971, the non-profit Headrest has had “…a mission to assist those affected by substance use disorder, experiencing a crisis, or in need of support by providing effective programs and treatments,” according to the website. Call 603-448-4872 for more information.