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Substance Abuse Program Heersink School of Medicine

If you have a medical emergency call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital. If you need to talk to someone, call the Crisis Line 205-323-7777. Support is available 24/7.

Specialty Courts Participant Handbook

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

The Recovery Resource Center, located in Birmingham, provides a central point of information to help individuals navigate the community’s substance abuse treatment system. Services are FREE and include the following:

  • Information about recovery, addiction and treatment resources in the community
  • Assessment and referrals to address identified treatment needs

Other Resources

UAB Community Psychiatry
UAB Beacon Recovery

FREE Naloxone Kits

Jefferson County Department of Health
Call (205) 930-1135 to schedule an appointment

United Way 2-1-1 Connect 

United Way can help connect callers with the following types of services:

  • Food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance
  • Mental health, medical, dental and substance abuse treatment
  • Employment support: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs
  • Support for elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Children, youth and family services and support
  • Programs that serve veterans and their families

Recovery Support

Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (ROSS)
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous – Birmingham

Narcotics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous of Alabama
Heroin Anonymous

 Family Members and Friends 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 National Resources and Publications

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Children's Advocacy Center
Treatment Courts 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention