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Drug Rehab Centers in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama has a total of 39 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Birmingham, Alabama and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Birmingham listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Birmingham is in the state of Alabama, which ranks first in the nation for prescription drug use. It also ranks fifth in terms of cost of prescriptions and it will come as no surprise that the state also ranks very high for prescription drug abuse. Specific to Birmingham, research has demonstrated that every person with insurance in the city received 1.17 prescriptions for narcotics per year, which is nearly twice the national average.


The city is home to around 242,820 people. Located 85 miles from Montgomery and 84.6 miles from Huntsville, it is found in Jefferson County. The population rate declined significantly in the 1990s by about 9%. Today, the population continues to decline, although not as rapidly. Unfortunately, Birmingham's property crime levels are higher than those in the state, as are the rates of violent crimes. It is believed that this is linked to the city's unique substance abuse problem.


Drug and Alcohol Facts in Birmingham, AL


Statistics have shown that:


  • 7.2% of all 16 to 17 year old children, 16.8% of all 18 to 20 year old young people, and 26.1% of all of those aged between 21 and 25, admit to having driven under the influence in the past 12 months. After the age of 25, there is a steady decline in rates for driving under the influence.
  • The most commonly abused substances that young people (aged over 12) are initiated with cannabis and prescription painkiller abuse. There has been little change in these statistics over the past few years.
  • Around 12% of all Birmingham residents aged 12 or over drove after consuming alcohol in the past 12 months, which is a slight drop over the past ten years.


The Birmingham Approach


Birmingham is home to a wide variety of drug and alcohol detox and rehab facilities. These include outpatient and residential facilities. The local government has invested heavily in ensuring that people are aware of these programs, thereby making sure that they can have access to personalized treatment that is suited to their needs.


At the same time, the city recognizes that there is a significant issue with young people and substance abuse, and they are putting various early intervention methods in place to steer young people away from substance abuse and possible future addiction. This is done through coalitions and partnerships with various community initiatives, local law enforcement professionals, the health care industry, and educators. By reaching young people and their families at an early age, they hope to make a significant positive difference in the future.


In response to the high levels of property and violent crimes that are linked to substance abuse, Birmingham now refers offenders to the Jefferson County Drug Court. This is a program that originally started in January 1996 and has been observed to be very successful. Through these courts, people are ordered to seek treatment for their substance abuse problem in lieu of going to prison. In so doing, this allows many people to receive the help they need and turn their lives around.

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Drug Facts

  • Over 210,000,000 opioids are prescribed by pharmaceutical companies a year.
  • From 1992 to 2003, teen abuse of prescription drugs jumped 212 percent nationally, nearly three times the increase of misuse among other adults.
  • Marijuana can stay in a person's system for 3-5 days, however, if you are a heavy user, it can be detected up to 30 days.
  • Misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs affects society through costs incurred secondary to crime, reduced productivity at work, and health care expenses.
  • Cocaine use is highest among Americans aged 18 to 25.
  • At this time, medical professionals recommended amphetamine as a cure for a range of ailmentsalcohol hangover, narcolepsy, depression, weight reduction, hyperactivity in children, and vomiting associated with pregnancy.
  • Heroin is manufactured from opium poppies cultivated in four primary source areas: South America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, and Mexico.
  • Crystal Meth use can cause insomnia, anxiety, and violent or psychotic behavior.
  • Approximately 122,000 people have admitted to using PCP in the past year.
  • Over 10 million people have used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime.
  • There are programs for alcohol addiction.
  • Methamphetamine has many nicknamesmeth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common.
  • When abused orally, side effects can include slurred speech, seizures, delirium and vertigo.
  • Steroids can be life threatening, even leading to liver damage.
  • Narcotics used illegally is the definition of drug abuse.
  • Nearly half (49%) of all college students either binge drink, use illicit drugs or misuse prescription drugs.
  • Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
  • Popular among children and parents were the Cocaine toothache drops.
  • Young adults from 18-25 are 50% more than any other age group.

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