The Watershed does not provide treatment services in Alabama, but has treated thousands of Alabama residents at our Florida and Texas facilities.
Drug abuse in the State of Alabama is widespread due to the availability of illegal drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamine, and designer drugs produced locally or trafficked into the area. Colombian, Mexican, and Caribbean drug trafficking organizations, regional and local drug trafficking organizations, and casual or one-time traffickers are responsible for bringing drugs into this area. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are also supplying methamphetamine on a very limited basis through their own distribution network.
There are several Alabama drug rehab facilities that provide assistance to addicted adults and adolescents. It is strongly recommended that individuals seeking to end their addiction to drugs undergo a medically supervised detox treatment conducted by specialized medical and psychiatric professionals before the treatment for the actual addiction starts.
Alabama addiction treatment centers often share many of the same visions and philosophies of rehabilitation, but they do vary in the treatment services that they offer. The purpose and focus of the detox program is to purge the patient’s system of the drug prior to the treatment for the addiction. Not every rehab center has on-site detox programs, nor does every rehab center offer trauma treatment or dual diagnosis. Some rehabilitation centers offer the traditional 14 to 28 day course of treatment; however, other centers offer an extended or more intensive program. When seeking an Alabama addiction treatment center, it is always important to talk with the center about the treatment(s) available. Different treatments vary in time and cost; therefore, it is important to conduct proper research to find the right rehab program.
Alabama addiction treatment programs can vastly differ in the services they provide to their patients. The State of Alabama does offer federally funded rehab programs for those people that are financially challenged or do not have private insurance and are unable to pay for a private rehab program.
It is important to find the best rehabilitation program that fits your needs. If you have questions or trouble making a decision about the drug rehabilitation program for you, please contact The Watershed. Our staff is experienced in matching your needs with the best rehab program for you. With the Watershed staff’s vast knowledge of addiction treatment services, you will feel more comfortable with your choice.
Alcohol abuse, or alcoholism, is a physical addiction that affects an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. Alcoholism can rob an individual of their health, family, finances, career, friends, and even their life. Since alcohol is physically addictive, it is important for an individual wishing to end their addiction to do so under proper medical supervision in order to prevent dangerous health repercussions.
If you have questions or trouble choosing an alcohol rehabilitation program for you, please contact The Watershed. Our staff is experienced in matching your needs with the best rehab program for you.
Law enforcement agencies in the State of Alabama report cocaine closely behind methamphetamine as a significant threat. Cocaine is widely available throughout the state, arriving mostly from Houston, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia. Wholesale distributors transport it into the state in its powder form, the majority of which is converted locally into crack. Drug trafficking organizations are responsible for transporting the cocaine into the state. The majority of these are Mexican drug trafficking organization and to a lesser extent African American drug trafficking organizations.
The presence of heroin has recently increased in the State of Alabama, particularly in the cities of Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Auburn. Rehabilitation clinics in these areas have reported an increase in the number of patients seeking help for heroin addiction. Currently there is not substantial information on who is supplying this drug to the area.
For the second consecutive year, methamphetamine has been identified by law enforcement in the State of Alabama as the number one drug threat. Even though local meth lab production has decreased substantially as a result of law regarding pseudoephedrine sales, it still remains the most significant drug threat in the area. With the decrease in the number of local meth labs, Mexican drug trafficking organizations increased the amount of meth brought into the area.
Party drugs, or synthetic drugs, such as Ecstasy, are known for their hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties. Use of these party drugs is on the rise in the State of Alabama, particularly among the younger crowd. Data indicates this increase in usage due to arrests, overdoses, and seizures of these drugs.
Synthetic drugs consist of the following: gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (commonly known as GHB); d-lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD); Ketamine (commonly known as Special K); and MDMA (which is the active ingredient in Ecstasy). These drugs are readily available throughout the state but are most commonly found on college campuses and nearby college venues.
The abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise in the State of Alabama. Data indicates that Hydrocodone was the most used and abused pharmaceutical drug in 2005. Other pharmaceutical drugs used and abused are Oxycontin and Vicodin. Data indicates that the average age of a first time user of these drugs are between the ages of 15 and 22. The pharmaceutical drugs are obtained by forged prescriptions, patients getting prescriptions from more than one doctor (referred to as “doctor shopping”), pharmacy break-ins, the internet, and medicine cabinets in their own homes.
It’s time to stop the madness of alcohol and drug addiction
It is important for the individual wishing to end their addiction to seek the proper professional medical care. If you have questions about the drug rehabilitation programs, alcohol rehabilitation programs, cocaine addiction treatment, heroin addiction treatment, methamphetamine addiction treatment, party drug addiction treatment, marijuana addiction treatment, and prescription drug addiction treatment offered in the State of Alabama, please contact the professionals at The Watershed. It is extremely important that the needs of the person match the addiction treatment service being offered in order to achieve the best results.