Drug and Alcohol Assessment in Alabama

Last updated: 24 June 2022


Finding drug detox and drug rehabilitation in Alabama should not be difficult. An addiction assessment or evaluation in Alabama helps you narrow the search to find a substance use treatment center that meets your treatment needs. Addiction professionals with Addicted.org will help you with an evaluation and can also recommend drug rehab centers.


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in Alabama. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

A drug and alcohol assessment in Alabama is a process where an addict and their family can determine what kind of addiction there is, how severe it may be, and what will be the best approach for drug rehabilitation. Typically, an assessment can be done as a self-assessment online or done with an addiction counselor in person.

The purpose of an addiction assessment is to determine whether an addiction is present, and what is the extent of the addiction. Working within the different drug treatment programs in Alabama are different professionals trained to assess people for addictions. It is not uncommon for multiple people to provide the evaluation, especially before entering a drug or alcohol treatment program. The process is relatively straightforward, and before detox, counseling, therapy, or other types of therapy, it determines how severe the addiction. Additionally, the assessment process records what drugs are being used, medical history, and other underlying problems connected to the addiction.

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Drug & Alcohol Use Statistics in Alabama

According to an Alabama Epidemiological Profile for Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs Usage, and Abuse in 2018, the current use of alcohol in the state defined as the past 30 days has decreased.  From 2011 to 2012, 43% had used alcohol in the past 30 days, and from 2015 – 2016, this fell to 40%.  During that time between 2015 to 2016, the current alcohol use was most prevalent among those between ages 18 and 25, followed by those aged 26 and older and teens ages 12 to 17.  Binge alcohol use among male adults aged 18 and older in Alabama decreased from 20% in 2011 to 17% in 2017.  The binge alcohol use rates among women remained the same at 7.9% in 2011 to 8% in 2017.  

The same Epidemiological Profile mentioned earlier, between 2011 and 2016, the percent of Alabama adults using marijuana was relatively stable. However, more people aged 18 to 25 reported using marijuana than those aged 26 and older. The percentage of persons who use pain medication for nonmedical use in the past year is highest among those aged 18 to 25, 10% followed by those aged 26 and older. Adults in the state aged 18 to 25, 7%, had the highest rates of those needing treatment but not receiving treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use between 2015 and 2016. In 2019, an Alabama Treatment Episode Data Set reported that the most reported drug abused by those enrolling in a drug treatment program was marijuana, making up 21.1% of all treatment admissions. 

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.