Addiction Recovery Family & Support Services
How do you know if you or your loved one needs help?
The best way to know if someone needs treatment is to have them participate in an assessment. During the assessment, a trained counselor will talk with your loved one about their use of drugs and alcohol and what problems they are experiencing as a result. Based on a set of guidelines, the physician will determine if treatment is needed at this point and what level of care or intensity is needed.
For many people, screening and assessments are the first steps in the process. The Addiction Recovery Program at UAB offers comprehensive assessments for drug or alcohol problems. Call 205-975-7350 today to get started on the road to recovery.
At the UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery Program, we value the involvement of family members in the treatment process. We know that when a person has a substance use disorder, the whole family system is impacted. Our program offers support, education, and therapy to family members as they begin their own healing journey. Our educational topics include the disease concept of addiction, boundaries, healthy communication, spirituality and the recovery process.
Families meet for education each Monday from noon until 1 pm and for support and processing each Thursday evening from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Family members often say that feeling connected with family members of other patients in the same circumstances was a huge part of their own recovery. We offer individual family therapy sessions, which are part of our commitment to offering a truly individualized approach to care. Our family therapy staff have worked many years in the field of addiction recovery, so they truly understand how uncertain and hopeful this time can be.
The UAB Addiction Recovery Program provides unique support for families of young adults who enter our program. The young adult treatment component provides specific treatment planning and interventions for both families and their young adult.
We have learned that recovery is possible for both individuals and families. We know that change is a process and can be difficult, but we will be there throughout the process and on the other side.
We invite you to participate in our Hope of Recovery sessions:
- Weekly education sessions are held each Monday from noon to 1 pm via Zoom for patients’ family members.
- Weekly community support group sessions for families are held each Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm via Zoom and are open to everyone.
- 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
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