anonymous Asks ...
How can I get help for my 48 year old son who is an alcoholic. He now has no job, no money and no insurance but wants help. I live on a fixed income and can not help him financially.
Melissa Borlie Says ...
There are several things you could do yourself or suggest to him.
- He could go to AA and ask for help sobering up. There is no cost to that program.
- Click on the "Rehab Programs" tab above and see if there are any low-cost or no-cost programs in your area.
- Call 211 which is a state-wide referral line in many states. Explain that you are looking for a treatment program or detox center with little or no cost to the patient.
- Contact your state's Department of Substance Abuse for assistance in locating a program.
If these things fail, please email me again with your city and state and I'll try to dig a little deeper.