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Alabama Drug and Alcohol Rehabs & Detox Centers

Last updated on: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
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On this page, you will find a list of drug and alcohol rehabs in Alabama. This includes detox centers, long-term rehabs and outpatient services. There is also a filter where you can find drug rehabs in Alabama for specific genders, types of treatment, and specialized rehabs. We have included tips to help someone as well.

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List of Rehabs in Alabama

Below is a list of the different drug rehabs in Alabama. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete, so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Rehab Services

Reviewed: May 27, 2023

The Aletheia House is a community-based organization that provides high-quality substance use treatment services at an affordable cost. Upon reviewing their website, we discovered that they offer various services to various communities, including veterans, youth, women, and HIV-positive individuals. With its affordable options and diverse services, the Aletheia House is an excellent choice for those seeking drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Pregnant Women
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Dr. Sima Gupta | Director of Health Services
Dr. Adia Winfrey | Community Wellness

2772 Hanover Circle, Birmingham, AL

Reviewed: May 27, 2023

The Aletheia House is a community-based organization that provides high-quality substance use treatment services at an affordable cost. Upon reviewing their website, we discovered that they offer various services to various communities, including veterans, youth, women, and HIV-positive individuals. With its affordable options and diverse services, the Aletheia House is an excellent choice for those seeking drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Pregnant Women
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Dr. Sima Gupta | Director of Health Services
Dr. Adia Winfrey | Community Wellness Coordinator

4246 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

CED Fellowship House Inc is a program primarily for adult males. After reviewing the website, we found that the program offers treatment for alcohol addiction. Patients must be men, 18 years of age, participate in 12-step groups, and work full-time. There is an admission fee of $250, and 30% of the weekly net income pays for room and board.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Holistic
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Men

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- Alabama Department of Mental Health Certified

Medical Staff: Sam Long, NCAC | Executive Director
George Towne, NCAC | Assistant Director

4209 Brooke Avenue, Gadsden, AL

Reviewed: May 27, 2023

New Life for Women is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehab center exclusively for women in Alabama. After reviewing their website, we found that they offer a 3-phase approach, with different levels of support and care in each phase. It is essential to provide intensive care to individuals at the beginning of their recovery journey and gradually introduce them to more responsibilities. This approach can lead to success and allows individuals to gradually gain more control over their lives.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adults
- Christian
- Drug Test
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Trust Factors

- Alabama Department of Mental Health Certified

Medical Staff: Laura King, M.A., LPC, ICAADC | Clinical Director
Susan Watts, M.Sc, LPC, ICAADC | Clinical Supervisor

102 Centurion Way, Gadsden, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Self-Recovery LLC, Anniston, is an inpatient detox program. After examining the website, we found that the detox component is conducted by medical staff. Detox medications are administered to help with withdrawal symptoms. The location is the RMC Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Payment Options

- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Medicaid
- Medicare
- Private Health Insurance

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited

Medical Staff: Tom Moore, NCAC I | Owner of Self-Recovery, L.L.C.
Beckie Crumley, NCAC I | Program Director

301 E 18th St, Anniston, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Self-Recovery LLC Center is a detox center offering inpatient services. After reviewing the website, we found that patients are supervised by medical professionals. Each client is given medications to manage withdrawal symptoms. The admission process is easy with one phone call.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Payment Options

- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Medicaid
- Medicare
- Private Health Insurance

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited

Medical Staff: Tom Moore, NCAC I | Owner of Self-Recovery, L.L.C.
Beckie Crumley, NCAC I | Program Director

400 Northwood Drive, Centre, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Waterfront Mission cares for the poor and homeless. After examining the website, we found that the homeless services and program offer day services, overnight shelters, and supportive and extended services. In addition, there is the LifeBuilder Recovery Center, which is a 90-day residential addiction recovery center.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited

Medical Staff: Andrew Anderson, CADC1 | Director of Recovery Programs

279-A N. Washington Ave., Mobile, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Aletheia House, 1917 UP offers many different services. After reviewing the website, we found that the drug and alcohol treatment program provides residential and outpatient services for men and women. 1917 UP partners with the UAB 1917 Clinic providing substance use treatment to individuals living with HIV.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS

Payment Options

- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Dr. Sima Gupta | Director of Health Services
Dr. Adia Winfrey | Community Wellness Coordinator

2100 16th Avenue South, Suite 301, Birmingham, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Aletheia House, Outpatient Treatment in Huntsville, is an outpatient program. After reviewing the website, we found that outpatient treatment is offered to pregnant women and women with children. Medication-assisted treatment is also available at this location.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Pregnant Women
- Women

Payment Options

- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Dr. Sima Gupta | Director of Health Services
Dr. Adia Winfrey | Community Wellness Coordinator

1525 Sparkman Drive NW, Suite C, Huntsville, AL

Reviewed: July 12, 2023

Aletheia House, Montgomery location offers multiple services. After examining the website, we found that there are outpatient services, Jobs for Vets, and Prevention programs. The veteran’s services offer employment training and job placement.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Veterans

Payment Options

- Medicaid

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Dr. Sima Gupta | Director of Health Services
Dr. Adia Winfrey | Community Wellness Coordinator

1153 Air Base Boulevard, Montgomery, AL

Reviewed: January 22, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Men’s Center in Lincoln is a residential drug rehab program for men. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer inpatient care for men. They are an addiction recovery and Christian discipleship program for men. They help clients overcome addiction and reintegrate into society.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Medical Staff: Melissa Allen, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, AA in Christian Studies | Intake Coordinator

450 Drew Avenue, Lincoln, AL

Reviewed: January 22, 2024

Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge Men’s Center is a residential drug rehab program in Bay Minette. After DRS examined the website, we found it is a long-term residential drug rehab program. They take a faith-based approach to addiction recovery. Clients are provided with room and board. Applications are made online.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Medical Staff: Melissa Allen, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, AA in Christian Studies | Intake Coordinator

9280 Hurricane Rd, Bay Minette, AL

Reviewed: January 22, 2024

Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge, Men’s Center in Selma, is a residential drug rehab program for men. After DRS examined the website, we found men are provided room and board and take part in a Christian discipleship program. The program helps them overcome addiction and reintegrate back into society.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Medical Staff: Melissa Allen, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, AA in Christian Studies | Intake Coordinator

3888 County Road 261, Jones, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

7 Springs Ministries, Coastal Rehabilitation Women’s Center is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for women. After DRS examined the website, we found two residential rehab programs. The Coastal Women’s rehabilitation program provides a faith-based treatment approach. Clients can access counseling and different forms of addiction recovery.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Professional Staff: Trained and experienced counselors

Foley, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

7 Springs Ministries, Esther House is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for women. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer residential faith-based substance use treatment for women. Clients can access counseling, life skills training, and job readiness training.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Professional Staff: Trained and experienced counselors

Anniston, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

7 Springs Ministries Lighthouse Men’s Recovery Center is a residential drug rehab program for men. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a faith-based drug rehab program for men. Clients can access counseling, therapy, and life skills training. The program focuses on rescue, recovery, and re-entry.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Professional Staff: Trained and experienced counselors

Anniston, AL

Reviewed: January 22, 2024

Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge Warrior Women’s Center is a residential drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they are an addiction recovery and Christian discipleship program for women struggling with life-controlling problems. They take a faith-based approach to addiction recovery. The pre-application process is done online.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Women

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

Medical Staff: Melissa Allen, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, AA in Christian Studies | Intake Coordinator

1726 Rickwood Caverns Road, Hayden, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Big Fish Ministries is a Christ-centered addiction recovery service. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a long-term recovery program. There is a men’s and women’s recovery program for 12 to 18 months. The program provides recovery classes, faith-based individual & group counseling, case management, Biblical teaching, mentorship, life-skills training, discipleship classes, and job-readiness training.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Professional Staff: Our Women’s Program Director, Tasha Perry, is a Certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist

Foley, AL

Reviewed: May 27, 2023

Brother Bryan Mission is an all-male facility that uses Christian teachings to help men struggling with substance abuse. By examining their website, we found out that they offer both inpatient and outpatient programs to assist people in becoming drug-free and maintaining sobriety with the help of their support network. Thanks to donations from organizations and individuals, this rehab program costs just $26 per day.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Member of the Citygate Network

Medical Staff: James Etheredge, Master of Theology, Bible/Biblical Studies | Executive Director

1616 2nd Avenue, Birmingham, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Canaan Land Ministries provides many support services for men. After DRS examined the website, we found they help treat addiction and provide discipleship. The program uses a faith-based treatment approach. Enrollment can be done online.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

449 County Road 165, Autaugaville, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Center of Hope offers drug and alcohol treatment for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide individual and group counseling, drug testing, recovery classes, work therapy, and other support options.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Co-Ed
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

2906 Bynum Leatherwood Road, Anniston, AL

Reviewed: May 27, 2023

The Downtown Rescue Mission is an Alabama-based homeless shelter that provides drug and alcohol rehab services. Their program is centered around faith and is available to those who require it the most. Upon reviewing their website, we discovered they have a strong connection with the community and are committed to transforming lives. Their free services are particularly beneficial for individuals facing challenging financial circumstances.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited
- ECFA Accredited

1400 Evangel Drive, Huntsville, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Drug Alternative Program is a faith-based drug rehab program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they are a Christian recovery support and outreach program. They provide help to adults, young adults, and teens. It is an inpatient program offering 24/7 support.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Medical Staff: Licensed and credentialed counselors

5101 Meridian Street, Huntsville, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Harvest Evangelism, His Place is a drug program for men. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a one-year program that offers residential and discipleship ministry. They offer Bible-based teachings, relapse prevention, life skills, financial literacy, and point-directed classes for men.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

P.O. Box 2888, Opelika, AL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Harvest Evangelism, Hosanna Home, is a residential drug rehab program for women. After DRS examined the website, we found Hosanna Home, which is a one-year program that allows women a safe refuge. It is a one-year treatment program. The facility will also allow mothers to bring their children.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

P.O. Box 2888, Opelika, AL

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group. Alabama 12-step meetings, People Engaged in Recovery (PEIR), or The Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (R.O.S.S.).
  • Avoid risky situations. Methamphetamine remains the greatest drug threat in Alabama.
  • Stay active and distracted. There are 23 state parks and 9 national parks in Alabama.
  • Access free counseling services or contact Alabama 2-1-1.
  • Find an activity—experience Alabama’s arts and culture, beaches, civil rights legacy, and history.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help. The Alabama Department of Mental Health offers local resources.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—access overdose prevention resources through Alabama Public Health.
  • Utilize screening techniques such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (AL-SBIRT).
  • Never be afraid to organize a family intervention with a professional.
  • Avoid enabling anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Alabama Long-Term Drug Rehab

In our professional opinion, residential long-term substance use treatment is the most effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Here are some reasons why you should consider a long-term program:

  • Long-term programs in Alabama offer extensive structure. Maintaining sobriety early on is done with routine, healthy habits, and structure. There is ample opportunity to develop healthy behaviors because of the long time you spend in a long-term program.
  • Multiple treatment methodologies are utilized within long-term programs. These programs last 30, 60, 90 days, or longer. Within this time, behavioral therapy, holistic treatment, faith-based treatment, or non-traditional approaches are utilized.
  • Long-term programs provide extended care within safe drug and alcohol-free environments. A significant benefit is being in a supportive environment 24/7 and having access to a support network.
  • Long-term residential programs attend to multiple needs, not just your substance use. For example, this may include any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, or legal problems.
  • Every individual has the opportunity to remain in treatment for an adequate time. Long-term provides extensive care and can last upwards of 90 days or longer. Detox in Alabama will usually be mandatory before entering programs.

Overall, there are some excellent long-term treatment options in Alabama. DRS and its qualified professionals help narrow the search. Regardless of your financial situation or addiction, there are solutions and options to consider.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying For Treatment in Alabama

The cost of detoxification, counseling, therapy, and aftercare can all vary in Alabama, depending on the person’s insurance coverage or lack thereof. The good thing is that Alabama provides assistance with health insurance which can significantly impact a person’s ability to receive substance use treatment. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in alabama.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Alabama

Suppose a person can afford private insurance and has an individual policy or is on a group policy through their employer. In that case, their insurance provider should pay for their substance use treatment. It should also be known that while private policies are generally the most expensive option for health insurance, they are accepted at more facilities than Medicaid and can improve one’s chances of finding help quickly. Those who don’t meet the criteria to qualify for Medicaid and yet can’t afford private health insurance fall into an uninsured gap. They may have a lot of difficulties finding a treatment program they can afford. But thankfully, Alabama has an expanded Medicaid program that allows people who fall into this uninsured gap to access health insurance plans at reduced rates. These are known as exchange programs, and they are available through the state’s health insurance marketplace. 

Through the Alabama Health Insurance Marketplace, there will be three carriers offering plans in 2023:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Celtic/Ambetter from Alabama
  • UnitedHealthcare

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

When someone needs lifesaving substance use treatment, time is of the essence. Often, if the person is uninsured, there isn’t time to find an insurance policy and enroll before treatment is needed. This risk of waiting months or weeks can be too great, and many private insurance providers will not cover services like rehab for the first several months or years. This prevents people from buying policies to go to treatment and then dropping them. But there are options. Programs offering a sliding fee scale are available in Alabama. There are also some treatment that are low-cost or free, although those normally have a waiting list. You can contact one of our treatment specialists if you need help finding a treatment for you or your loved one.

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  • What would someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama?

    • On average, private residential drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama costs $58,000. While this may seem expensive, the cost can be much less with insurance.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in Alabama is $1,700, yet this can go up with longer programs.
    • Clinical drug and alcohol detox costs between $250 to $800 per day.
    • In addition, there are free and low-cost treatment options in Alabama.
  • What is the standard length of time a person would stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama?

    The length of time someone spends at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Alabama varies and is generally based on individual needs.

    • The average length of stay at a clinical drug or alcohol detox center in Alabama is seven days. Yet medical detox may last longer.
    • The average length of stay for inpatient treatment in Alabama is around 28 days.
    • The average stay at an outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Alabama is 30 days, yet this can be shorter (two weeks) or longer (6 to 12 months).
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Alabama?

    Based on treatment admissions, the most used drugs in Alabama are marijuana and amphetamines.

    If someone you know begins to exhibit the signs of marijuana or amphetamine addiction, early intervention saves lives and helps an individual transition to drug rehab.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Alabama Drug Treatment

There are some critical things to consider when looking for drug rehab in Alabama. Initially, there is affordable access to residential and outpatient services. However, programs entirely covered by Medicaid, low-cost centers, or free options may have long wait times. Drug and alcohol rehab in Alabama’s private sector is generally more available than state-funded providers. Yet, there can be barriers when paying for treatment, but there are solutions, whether through insurance or payment options.

While the Alabama Department of Health does not operate specific substance use disorder rehab programs. Those facilities, which are state-funded, all offer services on a sliding fee scale based on income. This means low or no-cost help for individuals with low income. However, as mentioned above, there are long wait times, and priority is often given to specific demographics of drug users. Overall, some of these state-funded programs help clients at no charge or offer minimal payment for clients with little or no financial means. When at all possible, private is the better route.

A significant plus point within the state is that most help is offered through long-term residential facilities. A lengthier program generally provides better results with long-term sobriety. In contrast, the state has limited non-hospital detox options, and the majority are hospital inpatient services. Unfortunately, this means wait times for anyone needing medical detox.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.