Substance Abuse Resources
in Birmingham

Birmingham Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

As more and more people suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, substance abuse seems to be taking over America. People have just as big of a problem with prescription medicine as they do with illegal drugs like heroin, crack and hallucinogens. Prescription drugs like stimulants and benzodiazepines can cause just as much of a problem for people as illegal drugs.

This epidemic has spread all over the country, including the state of Alabama. The state presently has the highest rate of the use of prescription narcotics in the entire nation. Even in the town of Birmingham, residents in the state of Alabama are addicted to drugs like opiates, methamphetamine and alcohol. While it can seem hopeless to struggle with substance misuse issues, there is no need to despair. You can find the help you deserve.

Addiction is a chronic illness that must be treated. You may find the treatment you need at a detox center, rehab center or a recovery meeting.

For those who are searching for drug addiction treatment in Birmingham, Alabama, there are many options.


You’re not alone in this struggle.

deaths due to drug overdoses

Over 50,000 people were killed in America as a result of drug overdoses in 2015. Statistics like these can paint a depressing picture, but fortunately, there is still reason to help. Numerous people are healing from substance use disorder at national treatment facilities like The Recovery Village. Give us a call today.

Finding Help in Birmingham

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Birmingham, Alabama

When you are thinking about a treatment program in a rehabilitation facility in the Birmingham area, there are many questions you will need to ask yourself. Are you at a high risk for relapse? Do you have access to a safe and stable environment in which to live? Are you currently addicted to a substance that will require you to detox? These are all excellent questions that will help you evaluate the proper level of treatment for you. The following treatment programs are available.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    If you need detox, residential treatment is probably the best option for you. With access to round-the-clock healthcare professionals, your substance use disorder will be treated with therapy, classes and other healing activities.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    If you need intensive therapy but do not want to stay at the facility overnight, partial hospitalization is probably the best option for you. With access to healthcare professionals while you are at the facility, your substance use disorder will be treated with therapy, classes and other healing activities.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    If you have a lot of work or family commitments and need more flexibility, outpatient treatment is probably the best option for you. Your substance use disorder will be treated with therapy, courses and healing activities as well.

The Recovery Village is a national network of rehabilitation facilities that features experienced addiction professionals (counselors, healthcare providers, etc.) on staff to assess your situation and determine the best treatment program for you.

Detox Centers

Some substances like alcohol, benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, etc.) and opiates (heroin, oxycodone, etc.) require a detoxification period. Detox centers provide patients with medical assistance throughout this process. Your withdrawal symptoms will not be as severe if you attend a detox center, which is why many patients find them to be beneficial.

While detoxing is definitely important, it is only addressing the physical side of your addiction. The mental, spiritual, emotional and psychological sides of your addiction are addressed in a treatment program. While detox centers are helpful, it is often wiser to go to a facility like The Recovery Village where you are able to detox and then begin a treatment program immediately.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery are all popular recovery groups that offer regular meetings to assist you on your recovery journey. Here are the options for meetings in Birmingham.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

The original 12-step group is Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson in Akron, Ohio in 1935. AA has been helping millions of people all over the world ever since. An AA meeting provides people with an open and honest environment in which they are allowed to share their experiences and thoughts with others who understand the hardships they are facing. There are numerous options for Birmingham AA meetings. Here are a few.

  • Sunrise
    Jefferson Alcoholic Foundation
    2012 14th Ave. S
    Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Starting Over
    Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
    4887 Valleydale Rd.
    Birmingham, AL 35242

  • Five Points
    Jefferson Alcoholic Foundation
    2012 14th Ave. S
    Birmingham, AL 35205

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Those who are addicted to drugs like opiates, stimulants, hallucinogens, etc. are able to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings. NA was started in 1953 by Jimmy Kinnon, and it uses the same 12 steps as AA. NA meetings also include an open and honest discussion where anyone present is able to speak. Like AA, while NA encourages members to follow the 12 steps and work with a sponsor, it only requires that its members have a desire to stop using drugs. There are several NA meetings in Birmingham. Here are a few.

  • Dannon Project Center
    2324 5th Ave. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203

  • Fire House Ministries
    1501 3rd Ave. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203

  • Crawford Methodist Church
    7470 Moffet Rd.
    Semmes, AL 36575

SMART Recovery Meetings

Using a 4-point system that differs from the 12 steps of AA or NA, Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery offers an alternative to the popular 12-step programs. Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery focuses on self-empowerment and self-reliance instead of seeking a higher power. While AA and NA have spiritual/religious undertones, SMART Recovery is scientifically based. There are online and face-to-face meetings. Here is the closest meeting to Birmingham.

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

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When you struggle with substance misuse, your loved ones may get hurt by your actions. These actions may be unintentional and out of your control because you are sick, but they are nonetheless hurtful. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon can be beneficial for these loved ones because the groups provide an open, supportive environment. Here are 3 options for Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings in the Birmingham area.

  • Nar-Anon
    Grace Episcopal Church
    5712 1st Ave.
    Birmingham, AL 35212

  • Al-Anon
    Center Point Presbyterian
    2960 Center Point Pkwy
    Birmingham, AL 35215

  • Al-Anon
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    1400 Oxmoor Rd.
    Birmingham, AL 35209

Deciding that it’s time to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is a monumental first step to take. You should be proud of yourself. While Birmingham, Alabama, has numerous addiction resources, there are also many addiction resources in nearby cities.

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Birmingham was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by The Recovery Village