Young Americans in Socorro are facing a mental health crisis. A recent CDC report found 1 in 4 people aged 18-24 have seriously thought about suicide in the last 30 days.
Students in Socorro are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and loneliness, with many turning to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism. Every year 93,000 Americans die due to alcohol-related causes.
Covid-19 and Substance Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse along with Dr. Nora Vilkow (director of NIDA) talk about the risks of people with a substance use disorder contracting Covid-19.
Local Substance Abuse Resources
Why do Brains get Addicted?
To learn more about specific addiction and for addtional resources, visit Addiction Guide. They provide helpful information about drug and alcohol abuse, treatment options, and resources. They offer easy access to helplines, research, etc. It is the only digital resource founded by recovering addicts and ASAM board-certified addiction specialists. Their service is completely free and self-funded! To learn more or get gelp, call (866) 420-2488.
Click on the link for some addiction hotlines.
It's a medically reviewed (shown in the top right corner) list of addiction hotlines. They work in the way suicide
and other crisis lines do, they are confidential, free, and are available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
The resource page also provides community-specific hotlines for veterans, the LGBTQ community, sexual assault victims, and domestic violence. Besides that, it talks about what kind of questions a drug hotline might ask and what you can expect from calling a hotline, among other things.
Am I An Alcoholic?
Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. Not only do we offer information on Alcohol Use Disorder, but we also have comprehensive information regarding treatment options.
You can view Alcohol Rehab Help yourself at: https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/
Outside Resources for Substance Abuse (Blog)
Riverside Recovery Center in Tampa Florida, has an informational blog regarding substance abuse and recovery. There are various articles that may be helpful and interesting especially if you or a loved one is dealing with substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.). Check out the resources on their blog page here.