Around 40% of Wyoming adults report using alcohol at least once a month, per the WY Department of Health. When it comes to binge drinking at least once monthly, 17.6% of Wyoming adults report. Statistically, one Wyoming resident dies every single week from drunk driving accidents within state borders.
Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Equality 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.
SAMHOP, the Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Ombudsman Program, according to its website, is “…designed to advocate for individuals (and their family and friends) affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse and to improve their quality of life.” Call 307-632-5519 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM to reach a program member for support and resources.
The state government of Wyoming has partnered with 211 to offer this service to all state residents. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with a professional specialist who will provide resources, information, and support. Click here to visit the Wyoming-specific 211 website.