What is the scope of drug abuse in Alabama?
Drug abuse in Alabama centers on cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and non-medical use of prescription drugs. The majority of street drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, are smuggled from out of state into Alabama, while marijuana and methamphetamine both tend to be grown or manufactured in the state.
Generally speaking, drug abuse in AL is close to the national average for the United States. According to the 2007-2008 National survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 7% of Alabama residents have reported illicit drug use in the last 30 days, compared with 8% in the United States as a whole, with marijuana being the most common reason for drug treatment admissions. Furthermore, 3.81% of people resident in Alabama reported using an illicit drug, other than marijuana, in the last 30 days, compared to the national average of 3.58%. Drug related deaths are also on par with the national average, with 554 deaths in 2007, equating to approximately 12 deaths per 100,000 population, compared to the national figure of 12.7 per 100,000.
While marijuana is the most commonly used drug, other drug abuse involves cocaine and other opiates, including prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. Recently there has been an increase in the use of Meth labs with meth lab seizures rising by an enormous 290% between 2007 and 2009, compared to 76% nationwide.
Alcohol and drug treatment centers in Alabama
With almost 100 substance abuse treatment centers in AL, there’s a solution to every drug addiction problem, plus a treatment option for almost every social or economical situation. In the state of Alabama there are 23 different facilities for detox, 11 of which are set up to offer detox from methadone, and a further 18 centers which use buprenorphine, an alternative to methadone, as part of the treatment. Alabama drug rehab centers cater for all kinds of addicts, offering specialized services for adolescents, senior citizens, separate treatment programs for gay and lesbian addicts, with some centers providing specialized locations for men and women and for mothers with young children. In addition, many centers offer some kind of financial assistance to help pay for their services, while others accept payments from insurance providers such as Medicare and Medicaid, plus all types of private health insurance.
Many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers also offer criminal justice services, with DUI/DWI programs together with programs for addicts who have been given a court order to attend treatment.
Are there any state financed rehab programs in Alabama?
There are over 95 drug treatment centers in Alabama which cover a range of programs for alcohol rehab, drug rehab and addiction treatment, which includes 32 state financed drug treatment centers.
What are the differences between rehabs in Alabama and rehabs in Florida?
Approximately one third of rehab centers in Alabama are funded by the state, with many more accepting insurance payments or offering some kind of payment plans to assist clients without insurance or on low incomes. In comparison, the state of Florida has one of the highest number of private rehab clinics in the United States. However, Florida does also offer a good selection of government assisted programs and those which accept insurance plans as payment for treatment. Florida also provides a range or tailored programs to meet the needs of specific niches, such as senior citizens, adolescents, gay and lesbian clients, and clients infected with HIV or AIDS.
Here at Luxury Beach Rehab we provide a range of treatments for substance abuse as part of our holistic approach to addiction therapy, and offer a professional and caring approach for both clients and their loved ones, during their stay at our facility.