Addiction Recovery Assessment
Alcohol and Drug Assessment
For those assessing concerns about potential substance abuse, the Addiction Recovery Program at UAB can help. The self-assessment below allows prospective patients to review common signs and symptoms of addiction. If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an in-depth evaluation with a member of our highly trained clinical staff. Our number is (205) 975-7350.
- Do you feel that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?
- Are you ever preoccupied with thoughts of drinking or using?
- Do you drink or use alone?
- Do you drink or use regardless of the consequences?
- If you drink or use, can you stop after one glass or one hit?
- Have you risked losing your job or family because of drinking or using?
- Do you avoid social situations where you cannot drink or use?
- Do you hide your use or lie about the extent of your use?
- Are you uncomfortable in social situations without using?
- Do you rely on drinking or using as a coping mechanism?
Psychiatric Assessment and Services
The Addiction Recovery program at UAB offers a full range of psychiatric individualized care for our patients.
Dual diagnosis, sometimes referred to as “co-occurring” disorders, means a person suffers from drug or alcohol addiction along with other behavioral or mental health disorders. Dual diagnosis is common, but difficult to navigate. A dual diagnosis capable recovery center can provide treatment for you if you or a family member is struggling with these. Located in the Center for Psychiatric Medicine, UAB’s ARP is uniquely equipped to treat patients with a wide range of psychiatric needs. We have a psychiatrist on staff who is able to assess, treat, and follow our patients with psychiatric needs. ARP has access to all of UAB’s core psychiatric services provided including psychological testing, consultation, and hospitalization if someone needs a higher level of care due to psychiatric issues. Our psychiatric staff is skilled at addressing psychiatric disorder in a way that does not interfere with addiction recovery.
Psychiatric Treatment services
- Psychiatric assessment
- Medication management/education, as needed
- Consults when needed
- Access to psychiatric unit if needed
- Nurses trained in dual diagnosis treatment
Sexual Addiction Assessment
Sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, love addiction, and relationship addiction are multifaceted issues that require a thorough analysis to make a proper diagnosis. These issues frequently impact a person’s recovery from substance abuse and may require separate treatment.
The sexual addiction questionnaire below is the first step in identifying potential signs and symptoms of sexual-related addiction or issues. If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, we encourage you contact us at (205) 975-7350.
Sex Addiction Screening
- Have you experienced difficulty resisting impulses to engage in sexual behaviors?
- Have you tried to stop, control, or reduce these behaviors?
- Have you thought of killing yourself because of your sexual behaviors?
- Have you experienced legal consequences due to your sexual behaviors?
- Do you spend large amounts of time trying to get sex or recover from being sexual?
- Do you ever feel anxious or irritable if you are unable to engage in sexual behaviors?
- Do you worry that others will find out about your sexual activities?
- Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
- Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
- Are you experiencing family problems as a result of your behaviors?
Evaluations at UAB are available to patients applying to the Professionals Program for addiction treatment. The assessment will help prospective patients, referents and organizations to make clinically sound decisions for patients who are unsure if they need addiction treatment, or the level of care they may require.
We also offer these to those who may have needs related to custody, employment, or matriculation. The evaluation has been designed to explore particular issues identified by the concerned parties and to provide the patient and referring parties with comprehensive conclusions and recommended courses of action. Following the assessment, diagnoses and recommendations are presented and provided to the referral source in a detailed report.
Our multi-disciplinary evaluation team for addiction treatment includes:
- Attending Physician
- Addiction Medicine Specialists
Each evaluation may include:
- Comprehensive history & physical examination
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Laboratory work and drug screens
- Comprehensive psychological testing
- Cognitive testing
- Collateral Contacts
- Group processing
- Assuming the individual is appropriate, basic information about the evaluation is given to the evaluee, and basic information is gathered from the evaluee and the referral source.
- The evaluee arrives, initial paperwork is completed, and labs are drawn.
- Each component of the evaluation listed above is completed within an individual meeting. This takes place over a period of 3-5 days.
- Collateral information is gathered with permission of evaluee.
- Individual assessments are completed, and the principal members of the team meet to discuss the findings.
- Evaluation team arrives at consensus regarding diagnoses and recommendations.
- Based on this consensus, a written and signed document containing initial diagnoses and recommendations is sent to the referral source and then verbally communicated to the evaluee during the exit interview.
- Within two to three weeks, a full report – containing all of the individual assessments, the collateral information, a summary of findings, and final diagnostic impressions and recommendations – is sent to the referral source. The report is also available to the evaluee upon request.
If you have further questions about addiction treatment, or would like to schedule an evaluation, please contact our Admissions and Outreach coordinator at 205-975-7350.
- Recovery Apps and Helpful Links
- Frequently Asked Questions
Recovery Apps and Helpful Links
12 steps AA companion
Comprehensive recovery tool includes Big Book Reader, sobriety calculator, search and more
AA Big Book and More
Ultimate Recovery Resource-The text of the Big Book and more
Narcotics Anonymous App
Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous
One Day at a Time
Comprehensive Recovery Tool
Find A Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous - www.aa.org
Narcotics Anonymous - www.na.org
Al -anon - www.alanon.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Addiction Recovery accept insurance for drug and alcohol treatment?
Yes. We are in-network for many major insurance companies. Additionally, the UAB Addiction Recovery Program is "insurance friendly," meaning that we both accept insurance and work hard with insurance companies on behalf of our clients in treatment to secure the best payment solutions for them. Our financial case managers have an expert understanding of using both in-network and out-of-network benefits, we will work closely with insurance companies to streamline the process and ensure that the patient receives the maximum benefit available. As a nonprofit organization, we also work to determine if patient aid and no- or low-interest loans are available that can be used in combination with insurance benefits for addiction treatment.
How much does drug and alcohol treatment cost?
It depends on your insurance coverage and the type of addiction treatment needed. Insurance may cover up to 90% of the costs. We offer a range of services, from less expensive outpatient rehab (for patients with less serious addiction issues) to residential programs where patients live with us for 4-6 weeks.
What kind of rehab programs do you offer?
The UAB Addiction Recovery Program offers a wide array of alcohol and drug treatment programs and services for adults and youth including specialized rehab programs for men, women, health care professionals, lawyers and pilots. Our mental health professionals are skilled at helping patients with co-occurring disorders (issues in addition to addiction, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders), which sets our Addiction Recovery Program apart from other alcohol and drug treatment centers. Family members play an important role in the addiction recovery process and are encouraged to attend our Family Program and Parent Program.
Do you treat conditions other than drug and alcohol addiction?
Many people who come to the UAB Addiction Recovery Program seeking treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction also may struggle with mental health issues such as depression, eating disorders, grief, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual compulsivity. This combination of addiction along with a mental health issue is called "co-occurring disorders" and is quite common. The Addiction Recovery Program has medical staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors on site who are skilled at addressing the complexity of issues in co-occurring disorders alongside the addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Monday 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm
Thursday evenings 5-6:30
Open to the public
Center for Psychiatric Medicine
(205) 975-8402 for more information