Guide: Alcohol addiction recovery support and resources
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, which is meant to spread awareness of alcohol addiction and boost support for those dealing with it.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in the country.
The institute defines alcohol use disorder as "an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational or health consequences."
According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 29.5 million people in the U.S. ages 12 and older struggled with alcohol use disorder.
The NIAAA says most people who suffer from alcoholism can benefit from treatment, including behavioral therapies and medications, no matter how severe the problem seems.
If you or someone you know is struggling, here are some resources to get help:
The NIAAA has a free online assessment to help track your drinking pattern to determine if it is impacting your health.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a website to find treatment facilities near you.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline and Treatment Referral Routing Service is available at 800-662-4357.
Contact Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Substance Use Services Access Line at 1-800-563-4086.
Visit the DMHAS website to find more local recovery services.
Contact the New Jersey Addictions Services Hotline at 1-844-276-2777.
Visit the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Mental Health and Addiction Services website for more resources.
Contact the NYS HOPEline at: 1-877-8-HOPENY.
Contact the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports at (518)-457-7077 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the office’s program search to find treatment centers near you.
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