of patients in treatment are under the age of 18.

In 2009, there were 280 alcohol impaired driving fatalities and 13,924 arrests for driving while under the influence in Alabama.


A drug addiction can be a difficult ailment to overcome because drug abuse affects a persons physical as well as psychological well-being. In fact, the change in mental perception can be so drastic that the drug addict fails to see reason and logic behind any argument. For this reason, many times an addict has to be forcefully admitted into an Alabama drug rehabilitation center.  

The most frequently abused drugs in Alabama are alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills.  Methamphetamine has become increasingly more popularly with the number of meth lab seizures increasing 199% from 204 incidents in 2007 to 610 incidents in 2009. Even more alarming is the rampant abuse of prescription pain relievers by Alabama residents. In 2007, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 35,000 adolescents age 12 to 17 used prescription pain relievers for non-medical reasons and 193,000 residents age 18 and older reported non-medical prescription pain reliever use in the state of Alabama.  

The prevalence of drug abuse in Alabama is why there is such a need for professional rehabilitation centers. Due to the uniqueness of every person, a customized treatment plan is necessary to ensure the successful completion of any drug rehab program. Some of the variables that must be considered when deciding on a particular treatment program include the substance being abused, how far the addiction has progressed in terms of psychological and physical impact, the psychological profile of the addict independent of the drug, etc.

A quality rehab center would be fully equipped with psychologists, specialists, doctors, nutritional experts and other associated experts. All of these people are an important part of assessing the condition of the addict and determining the best comprehensive program for him or her to follow.  Many rehab centers in Alabama also cater to particular ideologies such as religious services and alternative medicines such as naturopathy.

To find out which Alabama addiction treatment center is best for you, call to speak to a trained professional who can answer all of your questions. 

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