Per the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, nearly one-third (32%) of high-school seniors reported using alcohol in the last month. Of those students, more than half drank to excess, known as binge drinking. The numbers are about the same for adults. The same amount of 12th-graders abuse alcohol as adults not just in Washington but all across the US. Worse yet, statistically speaking, one Washingtonian loses their life every other day from DWI crashes within state borders.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Evergreen 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.
Washington Recovery Help Line
The Washington State Health Care Authority and others have collaborated to bring residents this 24/7 free and confidential helpline. Call 866-789-1511 anytime, or text 1-866-789-1511 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM. Visit the website for more info and resources by clicking here.
The state is partnered with 211 which means any resident can dial 211 or text their zip code to 898211 to be connected with a specialist who can provide support and resources regarding mental health and/or substance abuse. Visit the Washington-specific 211 website by clicking here.