Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Athens

Athens Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

There is a crisis that is taking over in the United States of America, and that is the crisis of substance abuse. Drug and alcohol addiction is an epidemic that is affecting all 50 states in the country. The state of Alabama is no exception to this. Narcotic medications are particularly misused in Alabama. A recent study found that on average, each privately insured person had an average of 1.17 narcotic prescriptions every year.

The citizens of Athens, Alabama, are not immune to this nationwide crisis. In April of 2017, 9 people were arrested in Limestone County for distributing controlled substances. Instances like this one show that substance misuse is affecting people all over the state.

If you are suffering from a substance use disorder, there is still hope. You can seek treatment and get better.

For anyone who is interested in alcohol or drug treatment facilities in Athens, Alabama, there are plenty of resources that will help you to find the treatment you need.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village Columbus Drug and Alcohol Rehab3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard Groveport OH 43125 (614) 916-6571

The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Alabama. Our closest facility is just outside of Columbus OH and can be seen in the map above.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

million users of cocaine

There are numerous substances – both legal and illegal – that can do real damage when misused: cocaine, opiates, methamphetamine, etc. In 2013, it was reported that 1.5 million people in America are using cocaine. If you struggle with substance use disorder, whatever substance you struggle with, the time to take back control of your life is now.

Finding Help in Athens

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Athens, Alabama

Taking the journey from misusing alcohol and drugs to being completely sober isn’t something that is easily done. Recovery from substance use disorder must happen on a number of levels: physical, psychological and personal. Many alcohol and drug recovery facilities provide this type of support. Alcohol and drug recovery treatment programs are offered for the most part at three different levels.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Some individuals that struggle with substance misuse will need the type of treatment that will require a patient to stay in a facility around the clock. These programs are known as inpatient or residential treatment programs. Patients in these programs will have medical supervision and care, and this program will typically last 30, 60 or 90 days though some facilities have residential treatment programs that are longer or shorter.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is ideal for those who have a less severe addiction than residential patients or those who have already successfully completed a residential treatment program. This treatment program is also called “dayhab” sometimes because patients are only at the facility during the day and they go home at night.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    An outpatient program is the best option for patients that have a lot of family and work commitments. Patients enrolled in outpatient treatment will not stay in the facility. Sometimes patients in an outpatient treatment program have already completed inpatient treatment and/or a PHP.

It’s important to find a treatment center that is nationally recognized and respected when you are selected a treatment facility. You will have many high-quality options for treatment if you choose a national treatment center.

Detox Centers

The cessation of many substances can cause life-threatening or extremely painful withdrawal symptoms. A patient may be helped with these symptoms at a detox center as a detox center will have healthcare professionals on staff to assist patients with the detox process. In some cases, facilities offer detox programs and treatment programs so that a patient can begin the psychological and emotional work associated with substance misuse treatment.

Many detox centers, however, do not offer treatment programs, and they focus solely on the physical/medical aspect of getting sober. It is not usually wise to go to a detox center that doesn’t offer a treatment program as you will want to treat the root cause of your addiction and not just the symptoms of your addiction.

Recovery Meetings Near You

There are recovery meetings from groups like Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery because you will need additional support after you complete a treatment program. Luckily, there are many options for meetings in Athens, Alabama.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international network of people who struggle with alcohol addiction who help each other to get and stay sober through tools like the 12 steps, sponsorship (mentorship) and literature like The Big Book. The largest recovery group in the world, AA now has regular meetings in over 170 countries. Here is an option for an AA meeting in the Athens area.

  • Athen Serenity Group
    518 S. Clinton St.
    Athens, AL 35611

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is very similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, but it focuses on drug addiction. This can be any substance from heroin to cocaine to marijuana to prescription drugs. NA meetings can help those who have completed a treatment program not to relapse. Here are a few NA meetings options in the Athens area.

  • OM&M
    406 Pine Ave. SW
    Decatur, AL 35601

  • Where:
    127 Church St.
    Madison, AL 35758

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is an organization that provides meetings for those who have addiction issues – whether they are addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. – and it is an acronym for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training. With meetings online and in person, SMART Recovery encourages building motivation, managing behaviors, living a balanced life and learning how to deal with urges. Here are the SMART Recovery meetings that are close to Athens.

  • The Moore Institute
    4126 Autumn Ln.
    Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

  • Your Therapist Office
    90 Commerce Dr.
    Fayetteville, GA 30214

  • Foundations Atlanta at Midtown
    1708 Peachtree St. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

The families, friends and loved ones of those who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction often need their own support group. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are the 12-step support groups that are specifically for the loved ones of those who are affected by drug and/or alcohol addiction. Here are the meetings that are in the Athens area.

  • Nar-Anon
    B.O.A.T. (Beating Our Addictions Together) of Huntsville
    First Baptist Church
    600 Governors Dr. SW
    Huntsville, AL 35801

  • Al-Anon
    Yellow House
    618 S. Clinton St.
    Athens, AL 35611

While there are plenty of resources for those who are looking for drug addiction treatment in Athens, Alabama, there are also many additional resources in nearby cities.

Local Communities Served

  • 35611
  • 35612
  • 35613
  • 35614
  • 35671

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