40.1% of West Virginians between 18 and 25 years old reported binge drinking in the last month, per the latest info from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is 2% higher than the national average. Moreover, per the CDC, the number of deaths from drunk driving accidents in West Virginia is 5.6 per 100,000 which is nearly double the national average.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The 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.
Sponsored by the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources, Help4WV is a 24/7 free and confidential helpline for all West Virginia residents. Call or text 1-844-435-7498 to reach a helpline specialist who will provide assistance and resources regarding any mental health or substance abuse issues. Click here to visit the website.
ATLAS by Shatterproof
West Virginia is one of the nine US states to collaborate with Shatterproof and offers ATLAS, a.k.a. Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform. Click here to visit the website and either take an assessment or locate a facility that can offer help near you. You may also call 800-597-2557 to reach Shatterproof directly for general info.