Alcohol rehabs in Alabama are generally inpatient facilities providing 24-hour care. According to the National Institutes of Health, residential and intensive inpatient treatment with medically directed 24-hour service are the best options to consider for alcohol detox.

List of Alcohol Rehabs in Alabama, AL

Here is a list of alcohol treatment centers in Alabama. The list can be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219. agrees that medically supervised detox and residential treatment is the best option to help someone addicted to and dependent on alcohol. One of our addictions counselors will help you find alcohol treatment centers in Alabama that meet your recovery needs.

According to SAMHSA, there are over 30 residential treatment options in Alabama offering 24-hour care, including detox. Contact our professionals for more information or consult our extensive directory listing of services.

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Alcohol Rehab Options in Alabama

Alcohol use is quite common and acceptable, despite carrying some major risks. Aside from being dangerous to consume, alcohol dependence and subsequent withdrawal can be life-threatening without medical supervision and assistance. For several reasons, long-term treatment options that include detox services are usually the best fit for someone looking to overcome alcohol addiction.

Reasons Detox is Necessary for Alcohol

  • Alcohol abuse is very hard on the body. The substance is toxic, and it causes serious health problems with long-term and heavy use. Patients often have co-occurring and neglected health issues that may become apparent once they’re alcohol-free.
  • Withdrawal from Alcohol can cause seizures that, without medication, can be deadly.
  • Patients often cannot benefit from treatment while enduring the cravings and discomforts often associated with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Detoxes have become a stepping-stone to treatment where the patient can adjust to being alcohol-free before commencing with rehabilitative therapies.

Reasons Long-Term Treatment is Beneficial for Alcohol

  1. Alcohol abuse can go on long before a precipitating event drives the person to seek help. A long-term treatment option provides the best chance of recovering from long-term addiction.
  2. Long-term treatment services provide patients with refusal skills and other relapse prevention tools that can be employed after discharge. They also provide patients with ample time to learn and practice these skills, so they are confident in using them upon returning home.
  3. Alcohol causes changes to the brain and body, which take time to heal. Shorter programs may not afford the patient enough time to heal and fully recover before discharge, increasing the risk of relapse.

Detox & Long-Term Residential Options in California

Alabama has three long-term substance abuse treatment facilities that also offer detox services.


  • Of these facilities, none provide services for children or adolescents.
  • All three accept both male and female adults.
  • One program is equipped to provide services for pregnant or postpartum women.


  • None of the three facilities mentioned accept Medicaid for payment.
  • All three accept cash and private health insurance.
  • No programs that provide long-term care and detox services also offer any kind of sliding-scale payment assistance.

Alabama Alcohol Laws

Alabama has specific when it comes to alcohol sales and consumption. It should be noted that some counties and cities have particular alcohol laws, and one should get acquainted with them. For example, the sale of alcohol is different from county to county or city to city. Some counties are dry (meaning the sale of alcohol in some form is prohibited), but some cities will allow the sale of alcohol within those counties. For example, Fayette County is a dry county, but the town of Russellville allows the sale of alcohol. These do change when new laws get passed in different jurisdictions.

The legal drinking age in Alabama is 21. Under the Alabama Open House Party Law, adults can be punished for allowing minors to consume alcohol on their property during a party or allowing someone under 21 to possess alcohol on their property. Violating this law can result in up to 6 months of jail time and a fine of up to 2,000$.

Alabama Drunk Driving Laws

In Alabama, you are prohibited from driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more or if you are under the influence of alcohol to a degree that makes you incapable of driving safely. Some people will be too impaired to drive safely, even if their BAC is lower than the legal limit. If you are a commercial driver, the minimum BAC to be considered impaired is 0.04%. For drivers under the age of 21, the BAC is 0.02%.

Here is an overview of the consequences of DUI offenses in Alabama. There can, however, be mitigating or aggravating factors that can influence the punishments linked to each violation. Always seek legal advice from a legal professional.

DUI Offenses Jail Time Fine License Suspension
1st offense A maximum of 1 year $600 to $2,100 90-day suspension
2nd offense 5 days to 1 year $1,100 to $5,100 1-year suspension
3rd offense 60 days to 1 year $2,100 to $10,100 3-year suspension
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Alabama Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Statistics

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 40% of the Alabama population (aged 12 and older) reported drinking alcohol in the past month of 2016. This is lower than the national average of over 51%. The following age group statistics were also reported for Alabama.

  • Over 8% of teenagers aged 12 to 17 reported drinking alcohol in the past month
  • Over 50% of young adults aged 18 to 25 reported drinking alcohol in the past month
  • Over 43% of adults aged 26 or older reported drinking alcohol in the past month

Binge drinking is also a problem found in Alabama. In 2016, over 21% of the Alabama population aged 12 or older reported binge drinking at least once in the past month.

  • Almost 5% of teenagers between 12 and 17 years old reported binge drinking in the past month
  • Almost 35% of young adults between 18 and 25 reported binge drinking in the past month
  • Over 21% of adults aged 26 or older reported binge drinking in the past month

That same year, it was estimated that over 4% of the Alabama population aged 12 or older suffered from Alcohol Use Disorder (alcohol addiction).

  • 1.7% of teenagers (12-17 years old) suffered from Alcohol Use Disorder in Alabama
  • Over 9% of young adults (18-25 years old) suffered from Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Over 3.5% of adults (26 years old or older) suffered from Alcohol Use Disorder

Drunk driving is a serious issue all over the United States, and Alabama is no exception. In 2016, 27% of drivers killed in fatal car crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This goes to show how much destruction alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction can cause if left untreated.

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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.