Substance Abuse Resources
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Northport Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Northport, Alabama has a population of a little over 25,000 people, but even in a small town like this, substance abuse is a significant problem as it is for millions of people in America. As in the rest of Alabama, citizens of Northport are struggling with dangerous substances — both illegal substances like heroin and methamphetamine and legal substances like alcohol and prescription stimulants — and suffering from the consequences of the bad choices it causes them to make. Every year in the state of Alabama, 200 people go to prison for drug arrests.

Statistics like these paint a grim picture. What can residents of Northport who suffer from substance use disorder do about the current situation? They can start by asking for help. Addiction is a disease, like any other illness. It must be treated. Cancer patients need to seek treatment from medical professionals. It is just the same for those who are afflicted with the disease of addiction.

Those who are considering drug or alcohol rehab in Northport, Alabama, have many choices to explore. This guide will offer you information on drug and alcohol rehab centers, recovery groups and detox centers.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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E.R. visits related to drugs

In 2009, there were virtually 1 million visits to emergency rooms due to the use of illicit drugs. This is just one example of the difficulties that drug and alcohol addiction can cause for the millions of people who are affected in America. If you are suffering from substance use disorder, give us a call today at The Recovery Village, and find your way to healing.

Finding Help in Northport

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Northport, Alabama

For the individuals who are interested in treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction at a rehabilitation center, there are many options that are available. The best approach you can take when you’re trying to determine which path is the best for you is to learn about the various treatment programs available at the majority of the facilities.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    In an inpatient (residential) treatment program, patients will live in the treatment center and have round-the-clock care from healthcare professionals. This is usually the best option for patients who require any sort of detox before they can start treatment.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    In a PHP, patients will live at home or in housing that is provided by the treatment center if it is available. Sometimes patients in a PHP have already completed an inpatient program. Patients only participate in rehabilitation for 6 to 8 hours a day.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    In an outpatient treatment program, patients will live at home or in housing that is provided by the treatment center if it’s available. Sometimes patients in outpatient treatment have already completed residential treatment and/or a PHP before starting the program. Patients only participate in rehabilitation for 10 to 20 hours during the week.

How will you be able to determine the treatment program that will be best for you? You will need to consider a number of factors: your financial situation, your living situation and your addiction history. You can discuss your circumstances with the addiction specialists at a treatment facility like The Recovery Village, and they will help you determine an individualized treatment plan that will be effective.

Detox Centers

It can be quite a challenge to go through the detox process. If you try to come off substances like benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium) or opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone) by yourself, you might get to the point where you are ready to relapse whenever withdrawal symptoms get bad. When you are under supervision from the healthcare professionals that work in a detox center, you will not be in the position to relapse. In a detox center, you will be offered medical care to get you through the detox process.

A national treatment center like The Recovery Village is going to be better than a detox center on its own because you will be able to go through medically supervised detox and immediately start a treatment program. In a treatment program, you will be able to receive treatment for the mental and psychological aspects of your addiction and not just your physical dependence.

Recovery Meetings Near You

An important part of your long-term recovery plan will be regular meetings with a recovery group. Whether you enjoy the 12-step modality or you are more in line with the SMART Recovery paradigm, joining a recovery group is essential.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

A non-profit international fellowship consisting of women and men that have alcohol addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous is the oldest, most respected and largest recovery organization in the world. The original 12-step program was founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson in 1935, and they have been helping millions of people all over the world ever since. Here is an AA meeting in Northport.

  • Happy Hour Group
    Where:
    Bradford Health Services
    515 Energy Blvd.
    Northport, AL

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Those who are addicted to any other substance aside from alcohol (marijuana, hallucinogens, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription medications, etc.) can attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Based on the same 12 steps of AA, NA is an international organization that was founded in 1953 by Jimmy Kinnon. Currently, they are the second largest recovery group on the planet with meetings in over 130 countries. Here are a few meetings close to Northport.

  • Collegiate Recovery Center
    Where:
    516 Paul W. Bryant Dr. E.
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

  • Grace Presbyterian Church
    Where:
    113 Hargrove Rd.
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

  • Old Holt Post Office Building
    Where:
    2400 Main St. NE
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

SMART Recovery Meetings

Some people don’t line up with the 12-step paradigm. They may feel it is too spiritual or religious, although it does not subscribe to any one religion. For these people, the alternative 4-point system of SMART Recovery that focuses on scientific research and self-reliance may be a better fit. SMART Recovery is an acronym for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training, and they have in-person and online meetings including the following meetings that are close to Northport.

  • The Moore Institute
    Where:
    4126 Autumn Ln.
    Vestavia Hilla, AL 35243

  • MACH
    Where:
    6600 Van Aalst Blvd.
    Fort Benning, GA 31905

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Relatives, friends and other loved ones of the people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction often have a challenging time in life. The support groups that are meant specifically for the loved ones of those who have substance use disorder are called Nar-Anon and Al-Anon. These groups utilize their own versions of the 12 steps, and their meetings provide supportive and understanding environments for those who love someone that has addiction.  Here are two options for meetings in Northport.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Bradford Health Services
    515 Energy Center Blvd.
    Northport, AL 35473

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Northport Freewill Baptist
    2401 Lurleen Wallace Blvd
    Northport, AL 35476

For anyone who is looking for drug or alcohol rehab centers in Northport, Alabama, there are many helpful resources. However, there are also many helpful resources in nearby cities.

Local Communities Served

  • 35452
  • 35473
  • 35475
  • 35476

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Northport was last modified: August 18th, 2017 by The Recovery Village