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.

Partial Hospitalization
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.

Intensive Outpatient
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.

Getting started in treatment is easy. If you have been suffering with an addiction, we know that getting help quickly is your first priority. Simply call our admissions counselor at (205) 975-7350 to get started. Your conversation with our admissions counselor will be confidential and non-judgmental. Have your insurance information available, and a quick estimate of out-of-pocket expenses can be provided. Same-day admission to treatment can usually be accomplished.

 

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.

Issues Addressed

  • Spirituality
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Corrective Thinking
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Family Dynamics
  • Trauma Issues
  • Sex Addiction 

Treatment Services and Benefits

  • Clinically Driven
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Family Recovery & Support
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Professionals Program
  • Customized Treatment Plan
  • Safe, Structured Environment
  • Assigned Primary Counselor
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Medical Staff
  • Relapse Prevention
  • 12-Step & Spiritual Life Meetings
 

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.

Issues Addressed

  • 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
  • Spirituality

Treatment Services & Benefits

  • Clinically Driven
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Family Recovery & Support
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Professionals Program
  • Customized Treatment Plan
  • Safe, Structured Environment
  • Assigned Primary Counselor
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Medical Staff
  • Relapse Prevention
  • 12-Step & Spiritual Life Meetings
 

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.

Treatment includes:

  • Group and individual therapy
  • Education
  • Therapeutic drumming
  • Equine therapy
  • Rock climbing
  • Family therapy
  • Family workshop
  • Psychiatric care
  • 12-Step meetings

   

Healthcare Professionals
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.

Continuing Care
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.