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Governor Kay Ivey has announced the Safer Apart order is in effect until May 31, 2021, at 5PM. Read the order here.

List of COVID-19 Vaccine Sites in Jefferson County here.

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Recovery Resources

Addiction is a chronic disease that can be managed with treatment and care. The Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) works closely with the Recovery Resource Center (RRC), a program of the Crisis Center, Inc., to assist those struggling with substance use and addiction. The RRC is a central resource hub helping clients start the recovery process by providing support services, education, and referrals to treatment. The RRC and many treatment providers use Certified Recovery Support Specialists, who are individuals in long-term recovery from substance use, to support recovery efforts.

You may find a link to the RRC website at the bottom of this page, as well as information about other resources in Jefferson County to assist you or a loved one on the path to recovery.

Know the Warning Signs

Every person is different, but keep an eye out for potential substance misuse signs.
  • Mood changes
  • Losing interest in usual activities
  • Changes in behavior such as irritability and lethargy
  • Differences in sleeping and eating habits
  • Abrupt weight and skin changes
Click here to learn more about spotting addiction.

How to Talk to Someone with Addiction

It can be difficult to approach the topic of addiction to begin the process of recovery. Know that addiction is chronic disease that changes the brain and alters decision-making.
  • Use stigma-reducing language. Click here to sign a pledge to use neutral words and reduce the stigma of addiction.
  • Create a safe environment and do not accuse them.
  • Realize that change will not occur overnight. Accept that this is a process.
  • Be supportive through ups and downs.
  • Create a clear treatment plan and reach out to centers for support.
Click here for a flyer on how to talk with your child about opioids.

First Steps

Are you looking for treatment and recovery options, but unsure on where to start? These main resources can help you find what you are looking for.

Recovery Resource Center (RRC)

The RRC assists clients in navigating complex system barriers preventing access to substance abuse information, treatment, and recovery resources. Services are free of charge and include assessments, recovery support services, and linkage to treatment.

1515 6th Avenue South
6th floor of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) Hotlines

This link will direct you to numerous hotlines in the state of Alabama as well as national helplines. Call their 24/7 helpline: 1-844-307-1760

Health Treatment Services Locator

This locator from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can help to locate treatment services near you.

In The Rooms

This is a global recovery community with information, resources, tools to get started with the recovery process in your area.

Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (Ross)

ROSS provides support services before and after treatment to navigate systems of care.

Specific Resources

Listed below are some specific treatment centers in the Jefferson County area. Click on them to learn more.

UAB Addiction Recovery Center

This is for patients anywhere in the UAB Medicine system and includes peer support, therapy, counseling, and detox services. They accept major insurances and work to provide patient aid loans as needed.

Alethia House

Offering a variety of programs in multiple locations, including residential treatment and other specialized services. Free services if unemployed.

Beacon Treatment Center

This is a UAB affiliated walk-in outpatient program for teens and adults, offering group therapy and medications for opioid use disorder. Initial assessment is free. Program fees are a sliding scale based on income, and free for those with full Medicaid.

Bradford Health Services

Offering critical addiction treatment including free consultations and confidential help. Accepts those without insurance and offers a sliding scale for services.

Fellowship House

Provides recovery services of different intensities for alcoholism, drug addiction, and other co-occurring disorders. There is a starting admission fee. Cost for services will be based on income.

Olivia’s House

Part of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers to provide after care services in the maintenance stage of recovery. Women and their children, up to age 10, are welcome.

Pearson Hall

Part of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers as a short term stabilization and detoxification program.

Zukowski Outpatient Center

Part of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers to provide HIV outreach and supportive outpatient services. There is a starting admission fee. Cost for services will be based on income.
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call 205-588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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