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 an assessment, a physician trained in addiction medicine will talk with your loved one about what drugs they are using and what problems they are experiencing as a result. Based on a set of criteria, the physician will determine if treatment is needed at this point, and at what level of care or intensity (i.e., residential or outpatient).
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 UAB Addiction Recovery, we know that substance abuse reaches beyond the individual to family and friends. We understand that family and friends are significantly impacted. A family’s involvement often begins even before a patient is admitted. This continues during the therapeutic journey of treatment. With the family’s help we are able to personalize treatment, addressing the needs of the entire family. We believe that our clients’ potential for recovery is enhanced when the family and support system are involved throughout the therapeutic process.
UAB Addiction Recovery provides a variety of opportunities for family and friends to participate in this healing process. This includes a weekly family support group to provide guidance in this journey. It also provides opportunities for education, problem solving, and sharing with other family and friends. This also includes support through individual family therapy sessions. A two-day family program is offered monthly. Family members are given tools to understand the nature of addiction, improve communication, set boundaries that promote sober living, identify relapse warning signs, and discuss discharge plans. Our hope is to teach families how to become part of the solution.
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.
After your family completes treatment, the family is eligible to continue participating in the family support group, known as Family Aftercare.
We invite you to participate in the hope of recovery.
Family Support Group meets Thursday evenings 5-6:30
Open to the public
Center for Psychiatric Medicine
(205) 975-8402 for more information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Recovery Apps and Helpful Links
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.
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
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
- Birmingham Recovery Walk
- Attitude of Gratitude
- Continuing Care
- Family Support Group
September 23, 2017 from 5-9 pm
November 8, 2017 at 6 pm
Monday 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm
Off campus location—Men only
4617 Summer Place Parkway
Hoover, Al 35244