Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center


Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center

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Alabama Drug and Alcohol Rehabs

Alabama State Addiction Rehab Information

If you are looking to overcome chemical dependency, be it drugs or alcohol, in the state of Alabama, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center is here to provide support and advice at no cost or obligation to you. Fill out the form to the right and we'll contact you to answer your questions whether it's for yourself or someone you know.

The state of Alabama provides several drug and alcohol rehab programs for adults and adolescents. With so many choices, one would think it wouldn't be too difficult to select a program, but you would be wrong. There are just about as many drug rehab treatment philosophies as there are drug and alcohol rehab centers.

Some programs do not offer drug detox programs and thus refer out for this addiction treatment service. Others believe addiction is a disease forever leaving the addict in a problem stripping them of their freedom of choice to overcome addiction and sentencing them to a lifetime of alcoholism or being a drug addict and thus, opening the door to relapse.

Another aspect of selecting a drug rehab treatment program is whether the user should attend a program close to home or not. Sometimes selecting a program far from home is key to success especially when choosing long-term inpatient treatment programs. This provides a "trigger-free" environment which distances the individual from negative reinforcements for their addictive behavior.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Reference Center's staff is experienced in matching drug rehab needs with the proper facility. Not every Alabama drug rehab program meets every individual's needs.

Alabama Drug Use Information

According to the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) the drug threat in Alabama comes from the widespread availability and abuse of illegal drugs which arrive from outside the state, along with its homegrown marijuana and the increasing danger of local manufacture of methamphetamine and designer drugs. Conventional drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine comprise the bulk of the drugs arriving in and shipped through Alabama. Local production of methamphetamine is on the rise.

Marijuana is the most widely abused and available drug in Alabama; however, methamphetamine has been identified by law enforcement as the number one drug threat in Alabama. Law Enforcement agencies throughout Alabama report cocaine closely behind methamphetamine, as a significant threat. Cocaine is widely available throughout the state.

Over the past year, the presence of heroin has increased. Heroin is available in certain areas of Mobile and Birmingham, as well as Montgomery and Auburn in limited quantities. This information has been provided by confidential sources and substantiated by the increase in the number of patients in these areas admitted to clinics for treatment. The number of patients has more than doubled in some areas.

“Club Drug” abuse and distribution among young people is on the rise in Alabama. Increases in arrests, overdoses, and seizures of these designer drugs have been reported and indicate a trend toward increased availability and trafficking in Ecstasy, LSD, and Ketamine. MDMA, LSD, GHB, and Ketamine are readily available throughout the state, more commonly found on college campuses and at venues. GHB and MDMA have emerged as the club drugs of choice and the end-users are young Caucasians at all economic levels but users are particularly college students and rave participants. The use and distribution of Ecstasy has continued to increase in Alabama.

As is true with most other states, prescription drug abuse is also on the rise. Hydrocodone was the most abused pharmaceutical drug in 2005. Other drugs commonly diverted and abused in Alabama were Oxycontin and Vicodin. The average age of a first time user of an opiate drug is between 15 and 22. Alabama created a new law to assist in curbing "doctor shopping" by implementing a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Pharmaceuticals are transported into Alabama mostly by private vehicle. These drugs are also obtained through forged prescriptions and “doctor shopping.” An increasing problem is the obtaining of pharmaceutical drugs via the internet.


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Intervention Might be Necessary

Drug intervention

When life has become all but unbearable, not knowing if the next call is from the police notifying you that someone you love is in jail, or worse, dead, then you need to go into action. Do do nothing is the wrong thing to do. Of course, some addicts are ready to accept help, but if in your situation the person is in denial, then intervention may be necessary.

Recommendations based on successful interventions include:

» Choose an appropriate drug rehab program before the intervention and ensure that there is immediate availability. Workable rehab prevents relapse. This is why we offer our services.
» Decide who should take part in the intervention. This should include family members or friends that the addict knows well and respects, not those who will only create hostility because of their own anger towards the addict.
» Help show the addict the very real reasons why they must get help. Make the reasons applicable to their situation. Give examples of the issues which currently exist and will most likely exist if they don't get help. These issues should be significant and devastating to the addict. Get them to talk about them and see how it is that way.
» The best time to do an intervention is after a major event such as incarceration, hospitalization, job loss or their significant other leaving.
» Always do an intervention when the addict is sober.
» Never use sympathy with the addict; instead, the intervention should be done with concern, love and directness. It must be unwavering in communicating that the family will no longer standby and watch the addict kill themselves.
» Force the addict out of their "addiction comfort zone." An addict who is being provided money, a car and a place to freely live and does drugs is not likely to quit. Let the addict know they will no longer receive this type of assistance. Take away any "help" that is actually killing the person.
» Arrange to have a staff member from the chosen rehab available if possible, if there is no interventionist.
» Before you begin the intervention, have the addict's bags packed and travel arrangements made. There should be no delay. Give no option of backing out once the addict agrees to help.



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