Last updated on June 26th, 2018 at 04:38 pm
Alabama Addiction Treatment Information
While the drug and alcohol use levels in Alabama are generally lower than the national average, there are still hundreds of thousands of people in need of treatment solutions for their substance abuse issues. If you are searching for a rehabilitation facility, we can help.
We assist people in Alabama to locate successful recovery services including detoxification centers, inpatient rehabs, outpatient programs and recovery support systems. In many cases, the first step to take to help a loved one in need is making a call to learn more about your options.
What if he/she won’t go to treatment? Regardless of what you may have been told, you don’t have to wait for an addict to “hit rock bottom” before they become willing to receive help. There are effective intervention practices that can be successfully applied to achieve that result now. We routinely assist families in Alabama with drug and alcohol interventions with a history of positive outcomes.
An indication of the need for future treatment services in Alabama is the number of youth abusing illicit drugs today as well as their attitudes toward substance abuse. There are about 35,000 young people in the state who reported using illicit drugs within the past month. Nearly two-thirds of teens in Alabama perceived no great risk from smoking marijuana once per month, and close to 60% perceived no great risk from having five or more alcoholic drinks once or twice per week.
Well over 200,000 people in Alabama reported heavy alcohol use within the past month or were dependent on alcohol within the past year. Additionally, there were about 90,000 residents who were dependent on or abused illicit drugs within the past year. Only a small percentage of these people actually wind up getting formal rehabilitation help.
Of the nearly 17,000 people who are in treatment on a given day in Alabama, 64% are there for a drug problem, 9% for alcohol, and the remaining 27% for both drugs and alcohol. The total number of people in treatment daily has increased from less than 14,000 just five years earlier. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of those receiving treatment are getting inpatient help or even intensive outpatient. Most of them are on some other form of outpatient services, including opioid replacement programs such as taking methadone (over 8,000 people) or buprenorphine (nearly 700 people). Both of these numbers have increased significantly in recent years.
Fortunately for those with health insurance, recent changes in laws have made drug and alcohol treatment programs more accessible. If you have insurance coverage, we can assist you with a complimentary benefits check and assist you in locating facilities that should work with your policy. Contact us today for more information on the variety of services we offer, and get yourself or your loved one on the path to long-term recovery today.
Additional Recovery Resources for Alabama
The Alabama Department of Mental Health
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410
The integration of mental health and substance abuse treatment is at the forefront of a national trend toward a more holistic approach to wellness. For people with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders, access to effective treatment can be the difference between a sustained recovery and a prolonged struggle. In a strategic move to more effectively meet those needs, ADMH has merged the Division of Mental Illness Services and the Division of Substance Abuse Services into one division.
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Treatment Center Directory for Alabama
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