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The Impact of Addiction in Alabama

Alabama Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities

The ‘Heart of Dixie’ is renowned for its architecture of antebellum, white powdery beaches and mild cuisine. The state has 2,600 km of waterways and a rich heritage in sports. Mobile celebrates Mardi Gras as long as any other American city after 1703. The state hosts the soccer game of the Senior Bowl, Jesse Owens, was born in Alabama. The NASCAR races at Talladega Superspeedway, which was built in 1910, are also world renowned.

Similar to the rest of the United States, Alabama has also been battling an opioid epidemic. Opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids, are related to more than half of all drug-related overdoses in the Cotton State. From 2013 to 2016, these overdoses increased by more than 100%–from 155 to 324. It is estimated that over 300,000 Alabamians are addicted to some form of opioid.

There is definitely a lot to love about Alabama, but drug addiction and alcohol misuse plague some places.

Prescription opioids are one of the largest drug threats to the state. Alabama has the highest prescribing rate in the entire nation. On average, there are more than 121 prescriptions issued per 100 people, a rate more than twice the United States national average. These prescribed drugs are often misused and abused by both the patient, family members, and friends.

In Alabama, it is common practice for patients to go doctor shopping. Using this method, patients receive multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. To combat this, Alabama started the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. This initiative allows doctors to track their patient’s prescriptions and use.

Another threat Alabama faces is alcohol. Many minors in the state are regular drinkers. To combat this, the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board launched a campaign in 2013 called Under Age, Under Arrest.
This program informs and educates both minors and parents regarding the risks and consequences of underage drinking. These programs are held at Alabama schools where the board and former alcohol addicts talk to students.

Worst Drugs in Alabama

  1. It is estimated that over 175,000 Alabama residents have used prescription opioids for a non-medical reason at least once in their life. This abuse quickly turns into an addiction, causing people to overdose. The rate of opioid-related overdoses in Alabama is around 10%.
  2. Alcohol is the most frequently used substance in Alabama. More than 40% of the population over the age of 12 regularly drinks alcohol. While the rate of alcohol use for Alabamians aged 12 to 17 is only 10%, this rate spikes for the next age group, 18 to 25, to more than 50%.
  3. Methamphetamines in Alabama are mostly used by those between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. In recent years, more people have begun using meth–so much so that methamphetamine use now outnumbers both cocaine and heroin use.
  4. It is estimated that more than 85,000 Alabamians use cocaine every single year. Many of these people end up in treatment centers, causing cocaine to be the second most cited drug during drug treatment admissions.
  5. While marijuana is mostly illegal to use in Alabama, it is the drug most cited during drug treatment admissions. The most significant characteristic is that over 75% of those that are admitted for marijuana abuse are the result of criminal justice system referrals.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. In three counties in Alabama, prescribers gave out more than 200 prescriptions for opioids per 100 people.
  2. Almost 90% of those addicted to alcohol above the age of 12 do not get the treatment they need to combat this addiction.
  3. Since 2016, opioid-related overdoses have surpassed HIV deaths in Alabama.
  4. Almost 15% of all new HIV cases every year are due to the sharing of drug needles.
  5. More than 5% of the Alabama population ages 12 to 17 years old admit to using marijuana at least once.
  6. Alabama has seen an increase in the use of “club drugs”. These drugs have led to several emergency room visits for club drug overdoses.
  7. In Alabama, the rate of drug and/or alcohol-related deaths is 4.65%–almost a full percentage below the national average. This means Alabama ranks 18th in the nation for drug and/or alcohol-related deaths.
  8. In Alabama, there are four times as many vehicle crashes involving alcohol as there are normal vehicle crashes.
  9. More than 2,000 incarcerated people in Alabama have completed a drug treatment program, and many of them continue to participate in after-care programs.
  10. In 2013, more than 10,000 Alabama residents were arrested on drug-related charges. Around 80% of those arrests were made for illegal possession.

Quick Tips on Finding Treatment

If you are in Alabama looking for alcohol or substance abuse treatment, you are in the right place. It may seem like a daunting challenge at first: to determine which program is most thorough and appropriate. The search for the right help for yourself or a loved one can be frustrating and daunting. By working to help you find the right rehabilitation facility in Alabama, we eliminate those pressures. We know it is challenging to decide to become sober; we make the rest as easy as possible with our supportive and caring experts. RehabNow.org will help you decide which option is best for you or your loved one.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Humana Health Services
  • UnitedHealthOne Health Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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