Directions to the Addiction Recovery Clinic in the Center for psychiatric Medicine (CPM).

Admission Process

  • Call your insurance company to check your benefits
  • Call UAB Access, 205-975-7350 for inquiries and to start the admission process
  • Schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Lane for an assessment.
  • Once your assessment is completed Dr. Lane will determine your level of treatment.
  • The access department will help with registration and discuss with you what part of your bill is your responsibility.

What to Leave at Home

  • Non-prescription medications such as vitamins, herbs, or nutritional supplements
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Any electronic equipment, including radios, iPods,/MP3 players/CD players/tape recorders, tapes/CDs, any type of portable media players, laptops, or cameras
  • Cell phones will be locked up upon admission
  • Musical instruments
  • Reading material not related to recovery. Novels, magazines or publications may not be brought in
  • Stuffed animals
  • Detergent or bleach
  • Pocketknives, knitting needles, crochet hooks, craft material
  • Firearms and or supplies
  • Food, candy of any kind, chewing gum, breath mints, sugar or artificial sweeteners, soft drinks and energy drinks
  • Hand held mirrors
  • Glass items
  • Any and all tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, rolling papers, and cigarette lighters)
  • Large sums of money
  • Aerosol products including deodorant, hairspray, cologne and perfumes can only be used in the presence of a staff member
  • High heels over 2 inches are not permitted

You are responsible for any lost or stolen items.

What to Bring
Inappropriate attire will be determined at the staff discretion and it is non negotiable.

  • Insurance card
  • We recommend that you limit the amount of clothing you bring to two suitcases and a cosmetic bag/shaving kit.
  • Comfortable casual clothing suitable for therapy. Any clothing that depicts drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, or musical group is not allowed. Again any clothing deemed inappropriate by staff is not allowed.
  • Jeans ( no frayed, tattered, suggestive tears or cutouts pants or shorts ) casual slacks, sport shirts, skirts, dresses that are knee-length or longer (no mini dresses),jogging suits, sweat shirts and pants, and appropriate-length shorts such as Bermuda/walking shorts (covering ¾ of the thigh).
  • Do not bring form fitting clothing, biker or running shorts , low cut tops or blouses with spaghetti straps. Bare midriffs are not acceptable nor are tank tops permitted.
  • Undergarments are required for all patients, (i.e., bras, underwear, and athletic supporters) as indicated. A sports bra may be wore as an undergarment while exercising during recreational therapy but it is not to be visible.
  • Clothes hangers, clothes basket
  • Lightweight jackets or sweaters
  • Laundry facilities, including supplies, are available for patient use. Irons and ironing boards are accessible.
  • Shoes and or slippers must be worn outside of your room. Bare feet are not permitted.
  • Your personal toiletries (electric shaver/razor). Mouth wash and mouth rinse must be alcohol free.
  • Stamps, stationary, alarm clock, phone card ( if calling long distance)
  • Your Big Book and or any 12 Step self-help books.
  • Detailed list of all medication you are currently taking. Include the dosage, name of the physician who prescribed the medication and the reason why.
  • You will need a notebook and pen for your work.
  • Credit card for medication.

You will be required to send all inappropriate clothing home.