Addiction Recovery Treatment Services
We offer both residential inpatient and outpatient treatment:
Residential Stabilization Unit
Beginning with an intensive schedule, patients receive individual attention and group therapy to ensure a complete understanding of the foundation for recovery. Together with a licensed therapist, each client learns about the crucial components of sober living and real-world recovery. This includes the 12-Step Program, the disease model of addiction, relapse prevention, and healthy coping behaviors. Phase I of treatment lasts 30-45 days.
The partial hospitalization program at Addiction Recovery focuses on continued education and support while in the community and attending 12-step meetings on their own. Emphasis is placed on nurturing sobriety and building a strong recovery network while continuing to practice healthy coping skills. Patients learn how to put their recovery first and live one day a time. Partial hospitalization usually lasts approximately 45-60 days. Patients may enter treatment at this level of care or use it as a step down from residential treatment.
The intensive outpatient program provides support as patients assume more ownership of their recovery. Patients focus on employment or find volunteer placement if appropriate. The structure of holding a job, participating in groups, working with a sponsor, and interacting with the therapeutic community is essential in early sobriety.
Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment for Men
Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is an ongoing commitment. The Addiction Recovery Program at UAB provides a safe environment for men that encourages openness and a sense of community. The Men’s Recovery program is a spiritually based, three-phase effort that usually lasts 90 days. Our rehab center gradually guides men into a balanced lifestyle and on the road to recovery.
- Relapse Prevention
- Anger Management
- Anxiety & Depression
- Corrective Thinking
- Emotional Intimacy
- Grief & Loss
- Guilt & Shame
- Family Dynamics
- Trauma Issues
- Sex Addiction
Treatment Services and Benefits
Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment for Women
Research has shown that women face more obstacles than men when seeking substance abuse treatment. Consequently, they are less likely to follow through with admission and sobriety. Our gender-specific and separate treatment provides clients with a safe, comfortable setting where they can address issues directly related to their addiction. By serving women only, our patients benefit in important ways and learn the skills necessary for lasting recovery.
Women are affected by addiction differently than men. At the UAB Addiction Recovery Program, our Women’s Recovery track offers substance abuse treatment is specific to the needs of women. The three-phase program structure and dedicated staff are focused on providing a safe place where women can begin working on their addiction.
As women progress through the addiction recovery process, other core issues often are identified. ARP’s primary focus is the treatment of substance abuse disorders; however, we can address additional issues and co-occurring disorders as part of the overall treatment.
- PTSD/trauma (sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse)
- Disordered eating/body image
- Anxiety and depression
- Guilt and shame
- Grief and Loss
- Codependence/family dynamics
- Sex and love addiction
Treatment Services & Benefits
Young Adults in Treatment
UAB Medicine is recognized as an innovator in many fields, and this is especially true of our young adult program. We believe that addiction is a treatable disease, when the treatment is matched to the individual. Research indicates that patients 18-26 years of age have special needs within the context of addiction treatment. We are experts in working with this age group.
The young adult program is designed with their development in mind. We combine the tested, evidenced-based techniques that underlie our core program with experiential activities that can better address adults in this stage of life. Our young adults participate in group therapy along with activities designed just for them. We utilize rock climbing, equine therapy, and adventure-based therapy to raise the intensity and reach this population in a way that is meaningful and productive for them.
Addiction is painful and can wreak havoc at any age, but this is especially true for young adults. Therefore, family involvement is part of our treatment focus. We offer many opportunities for family to be involved and start their own healing. Our family therapist can address issues such as setting boundaries, knowing what to expect, and finding a support network. We offer family workshops exclusively for our young adults and their families.
Successful treatment also depends on a well-formulated plan of care afterward. Our continuing care program offers weekly sessions for two years following treatment. This is particularly important for our young adults who face cultural pressures from peers and often need coaching on basic life skills, such as finding a job or rejoining a collegiate community.
- Group and individual therapy
- Therapeutic drumming
- Equine therapy
- Rock climbing
- Family therapy
- Family workshop
- Psychiatric care
- 12-Step meetings
The Addiction Recovery Program is a state-of-the-art treatment center that specializes in the treatment of impaired healthcare professionals. Each year, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, paramedics, and others in healthcare obtain treatment here for their addictive disease. We are one of two recognized providers in the state of Alabama that is approved to provide comprehensive treatment for healthcare professionals. At ARP our treatment community is small, individualized, and personal. You will address the vulnerabilities healthcare professionals have toward addictive disease and learn strategies to handle them in a confidential group setting. Our program includes a specialized Professional Resource Program, an eight-week curriculum designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. Shame, stress, and the triggers associated with going back to work can be overwhelming. Our healthcare professionals program will help prepare you to transition safely back into the workplace and the community in a healthy, professional manner.
Healthcare professionals, like any other patients, enter treatment with valid concerns and questions. Here are a few you might have:
Will I lose my license if I admit that I have an addiction problem and seek treatment?
Many professions within healthcare provide a way for practitioners to receive treatment and return to work under monitoring. Our goal is to provide quality treatment, so you are able to return to your profession healthy and safe – for both you and the public. Our knowledge of the mechanisms of the healthcare professional boards can help you navigate the monitoring system. Our existing relationships with professional boards will aid in a smooth transition when you are ready to safely practice again.
Why should I choose UAB ARP?
Our relationship with healthcare professionals with addictions began in 1994. Our licensed staff is diverse, experienced, and sensitive to the specialized needs of healthcare professionals. We provide a non-judgmental approach to meeting your personal goals, and our small community allows us to provide individualized treatment. In addition to our primary programs and healthcare track, we also offer specialty groups such as grief and equine therapy, and we even provide services for your family members. We partner with you to help make your recovery both primary and successful.
Will I be only with other healthcare professionals in treatment?
Most of your day will be spent with the other patients in treatment. You will be in a healthcare professionals focus group that meets in the morning. You will also meet with the coordinator for the professionals track. You will have open access to the ARP treatment team, as we have an “open door” policy and staff offices on the treatment floor.
Do healthcare professionals really need a separate group?
The long-term positive outcome for healthcare professionals is vital for themselves and public safety. Healthcare professionals often provide excellent care for others yet struggle with self-care and their own personal needs. The use of drugs or alcohol often begins as a solution to the stressors created by work. Any subsequent addiction leads to shame, guilt, and fear about seeking help. Processing these issues with peers brings emotional healing, acceptance, and understanding, and it helps the patient learn ways to establish a lifestyle of recovery.
The UAB Addiction Recovery Program offers extended care post-treatment through our Continuing Care Program, which is designed to provide additional support services to those in recovery. Patients are encouraged to attend weekly sessions, where they will receive guidance in beginning their new life.
The Continuing Care Program offers group support in the areas of relapse prevention, 12-step education, work-related issues, and depression, as well as other recovery related groups and resources. The Continuing Care Program welcomes healthcare professionals who are in recovery and being monitored by their licensing boards. It’s an opportunity to address everyday issues in a trusted, safe environment. It also provides weekly fellowship with other patients who have completed the program and wish to share their experience, strength, and hope.
- 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 6:00 - 7:15
Thursday 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm
Off-campus location — Men only 4th Dimension, 4617 Summer Place Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244
Thursday evenings 5-6:30
Open to the public
Center for Psychiatric Medicine
(205) 975-8402 for more information