Substance Abuse Resources
in Opelika

Opelika Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

In the United States, more people are dying from drug overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence now. Substance abuse has become a deadly epidemic in our country. It affects millions of people, it affects their families and it affects entire communities.

Alabama has not escaped this. In particular, citizens of Alabama struggle with addiction to prescription drugs like opiates (hydrocodone and oxycodone), benzodiazepines (Klonopin and Xanax) and stimulants (Vyvanse and Adderall). In the entire state of Alabama, deaths related to prescription medications now outnumber deaths related to heroin and cocaine combined. Even towns like Opelika are struggling with this serious issue.

There is still hope for those who suffer from substance use disorder, however. There are plenty of resources like detox centers, rehabilitation centers, medication-assisted treatment and recovery meetings that help patients to seek the treatment they deserve.

Anyone who is looking for drug addiction treatment in Opelika, Alabama, will have many options. This guide will give you more information on the resources you need to seek treatment.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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million prescription painkiller misusers

In the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2014, it was reported that in the past month, 4.3 million Americans were misusers of prescription painkillers. It’s all too simple to understand why substance misuse is such a grave issue today. It’s important to remember that there is still hope. There are still many options that will help you get treatment. Give us a call at The Recovery Village, and let us help you today.

Finding Help in Opelika

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Opelika, Alabama

When it comes to treating alcohol and/or drug addiction in Opelika, Alabama, there are numerous options. You will need to think about your current situation to decide which treatment program is going to be the most effective for you. Do you need to go through detox? What substances do you need treatment for? Are you currently in a stable living situation? When deciding on the best facility and program, these are all excellent questions.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Usually, the patients who need to go through a detox program will start a residential or inpatient treatment program after this. Patients are supervised by healthcare professionals around the clock in this program. If you don’t currently have a stable living situation, this might be a good fit as you get to stay at the facility.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    If a patient is slightly more stable and doesn’t require quite as much medical supervision, this program might be a good fit. Patients will still participate in all of the same rehabilitation activities and they will still have access to the same healthcare professionals and addiction specialists, but they will go home in the evenings.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    This program is a good option for patients who aren’t in danger of relapse as much. Patients will have access to healthcare professionals while they are at the facility for 10 to 20 hours during the week, and while they are there, they will also participate in the same rehabilitation curriculum.

How do you tell which facility will be best for you? How do you tell which treatment program is right for you? It is sometimes simpler to choose a trusted and reliable national brand of rehabilitation facilities like The Recovery Village because patients always know the kind of treatment they are getting. Patients will have access to experienced addiction specialists, a professional medical staff and high-class amenities.

Detox Centers

It might be required that you go through detox before you can begin treatment. Certain substances like alcohol, heroin or some prescription drugs have more severe withdrawal symptoms than others. It might be perilous or even fatal for you to just stop this substance on your own. In a detox center, you will be provided with the medical monitoring that you will need to successfully detox.

What detox centers do not offer, however, are treatment programs. Your path to recovery truly begins with an inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. While detoxification is often a necessary process, it won’t do anything to treat the emotional and mental components of your substance misuse. The Recovery Village and other national treatment centers are preferred because patients have access to both medically supervised detox and treatment programs.

Recovery Meetings Near You

There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure you don’t relapse after you complete inpatient and/or outpatient treatment. Joining a recovery group like Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery is critical. Luckily, Opelika has many meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international non-profit organization that has been around for over 8 decades. Millions of people who have addiction to alcohol have been helped by AA all over the world. Currently, there are regular meetings in over 170 countries. Founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson, AA offers patients an open and honest environment in which they can share their thoughts and feelings with one another. Here are a few AA meetings that are offered in Opelika.

  • Early Risers
    Where:
    St. Mary’s Catholic Church
    1004 4th Ave.
    Opelika, AL 36801

  • Recovery Chicks
    Where:
    2027 Pepperell Parkway
    Opelika, AL 36801

  • Open Door
    Where:
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    Parish Hall
    804 1st Ave.
    Opelika, AL 36801

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

While those who are addicted to the harder drugs like heroin or cocaine may feel out of place at an AA meeting, Narcotics Anonymous is the perfect organization for them. Founded in 1953, Narcotics Anonymous utilizes the same 12 steps that Alcoholics Anonymous uses. In NA meetings, there is also an open and honest atmosphere that is provided. Here are a few options for meetings in the Opelika area.

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    Where:
    800 1st Ave.
    Opelika, AL 36801

  • Auburn United Methodist Church
    Where:
    137 S. Gay St.
    Auburn, AL 36830

  • Auburn University Campus
    Where:
    Wilmore Dr.
    Foy Hall, Room 105
    Auburn, AL 36849

SMART Recovery Meetings

Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery is an alternative to the 12-step modality of Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. With its scientifically based 4-point system, it is currently the largest recovery group that provides an alternative to 12-step programs. These 12-step programs don’t resonate with everyone because they ask members to look to a “higher power”. SMART Recovery focuses on self-reliance. Here is the closest SMART Recovery meeting to Opelika, Alabama.

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

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are two 12-step support groups that were created for the friends, family members, relatives and other loved ones of those who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. They offer an open, honest and supportive environment for the loved ones of those who have substance use disorder. It is not always the easiest thing to love someone who battles with drug or alcohol addiction. Sometimes having a group of people who understand what you are going through makes all the difference. Here is an Al-Anon meeting in Opelika.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    800 1st Ave.
    Opelika, AL 36801

While residents of Opelika, Alabama, have many options and resources that will help them find treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, surrounding communities are also full of helpful resources.

Local Communities Served

  • 36801
  • 36802
  • 36803
  • 36804

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