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Alabama has not been immune to the effects of the national opioid crisis, and rates for substance abuse throughout the state reveal a widespread need for addiction treatment. High-quality programs offer inpatient and outpatient therapy to help Alabama residents find successful recovery. Addiction Campuses provides comprehensive addiction treatment programs across the country, offering therapy for addiction to illegal drugs, prescriptions drug and alcohol. Addiction does not discriminate, and residents in all 50 states struggle with abuse and addiction issues. Though seeking treatment near home may be more convenient, finding the treatment program which best fits your needs may require going to another state. Visit Addiction Campuses to find drug or alcohol rehab centers by state.
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. The goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. AddictionResource believes in their ability to help improve the lives of others. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, they work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.
Black Note is "in business to go out of business." Their mission holds true because their idea of a smoke-free world is one in which people quit smoking and vaping altogether. Smoking is bad for your health. Horrible for the environment. And, it even puts your kids, pets and clean clothes at risk with all that second-hand smoke. But no matter how much knowledge you amass on this habit, you still keep lighting that next cigarette. What gives? Being educated on the dangers of smoking is good, but sometimes it’s not enough to break the smoking habit. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that may have a bigger hold on you than you may have imagined. That doesn’t mean, however, it can’t be beat. That’s what this page is all about.
Here you’ll find tons of information, resources and even a story contest for those interested in quitting smoking to reclaim your independence today.
DrugRehab.com is a free web resource that provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. Their stated mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery. For those in need of specific information related to teen substance abuse, please visit the Teen Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse page, and for those in need of information related to alcohol addiction please visit the Effects of Alcohol page.
As of July 1, 2018, approximately 2,212 U.S. college and university campuses are now entirely smoke-free, according to data provided by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. A majority of these institutions (1,853 in total) are also completely tobacco-free, and 1,790 of them report that they have eliminated the use of e-cigarettes, too.
This is obviously great news for those who are trying to stop this potentially deadly behavior, but why is the issue of smoking among college students so important? Check out Maryville University's facts on smoking among college students to learn more.
The Recovery Village is an organization dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The staff at The Recover Village feel that quality content is one of the best ways to educate our children, parents and all those seeking help and information about the dangers of alcohol abuse. The Recovery Village's website feature about alcohol addiction contains valuable information to raise awareness and hopefully help create healthier communities.
Inpatient rehab programs allow someone facing a drug or alcohol addiction to get treatment tailored to their individual needs. These residential programs address a wide variety of substance use disorders, and provide patients with comprehensive and compassionate care. By living on-site at the treatment facility, patients are removed from the temptations and triggers of their former life and settled into a positive and supportive environment. Should a crisis arise, patients participating in an inpatient program have immediate access to the accountability and encouragement from the highly-trained staff of the rehab center, which is sometimes exactly what a person needs for a successful recovery. RehabCenter.net provides a listing of inpatient rehab centers across the country by state.
The National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Their primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction. The focus is to not forget our seniors and their families by giving them the best support, information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery.
Advancing Parenting is a small nonprofit with headquarters in Bakersfield, California, pioneering a new kind of child abuse prevention and a new kind of parenting education…one that reaches everyone, everywhere, all the time. One of AP's activities is distributing parenting tips bumper stickers. Parenting tips on vehicles will be read 1000s of times by 1000s of people of all ages for years to come. The tips are parenting behaviors and practices generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children and they focus on character, mental health, and intellect. Individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, and agencies can place them on their vehicles. Schools, businesses, organizations, and agencies can also place sets of the 51 bumper stickers on counters and tables so parents, workers, customers, patients, and clients can help themselves. Instead of a few human parenting educators in a community teaching poorly attended classes, every vehicle becomes a parenting educator doing its job day in and day out 365 days a year. AP's methods are proactive, participatory, public parenting education intended to be a game changer for the prevention of ACES (adverse childhood experiences). Visit advancingparenting.org to see examples and the list of the 51 parenting tips bumper stickers. Click on the image to enlarge
The Alabama CASA Network is committed to promoting awareness of child abuse and neglect in our state through the development of our local CASA programs and encourages efforts to ensure that every abused, neglected or abandoned child in Alabama will have a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
CASA/CAJA (Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate) programs assist Family Court in carrying out its role in the child services protective services system. The CASA/CAJA volunteer is the "eyes and ears and often the heart of the court".
The purpose of the Morgan County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to provide help and healing to children. Our vision is that no child who has experienced abuse will have to suffer in silence.
The goals of the Youth Services Department are to help facilitate and encourage a community-wide effort in combating the problems in our community involving our youth; such as, the high rate of school drop-outs, illiteracy, unemployment, teenage pregnancy, drug and alcohol use/abuse, gang activity, juvenile delinquency, and poverty, just to name a few.
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. The organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Assisted Living Research Institute has been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
Calhoun Community College exemplifies the two-year college mission of commitment to excellence in teaching and service and is the region’s leader in education and workforce development. The largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area.
Wallace State Community College provides seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Through dual enrollment, the FastTrack Academy, Tech-Prep, and other programs, high school students seeking college credit in academic transfer programs, career technical education, public safety, healthcare, or automotive technology will find their needs met here.
SocialWork.org is dedicated to fostering the current and future generations of community caretakers, and as a part of their efforts to do so, they have created a free guide to Alabama’s social work degrees – an in-depth resource covering bachelor’s through doctoral degrees, salary expectations, social work organizations, and more that prospective social workers need to flourish in their profession. In addition, they've also prepared specific guides for each level of social work degree, applicable in any state.
Take a look at their guides here:
Guide to Social Work Degrees in Alabama - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/alabama/
Guide to a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/bachelors/
Guide to a Master's Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/masters/
Guide to a Doctorate Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/doctorate/
As a part of their commitment to aiding our veterans, SocialWorkLicensure.org has created guides to financial aid and military-friendly colleges for military members and veterans, detailing important information to help them succeed in their academic endeavors. The financial aid guide provides financial programs, scholarships, and additional servicemember resources. The guide to military colleges provides government benefits for servicemember students and a list of prominent characteristics of military-friendly colleges. In addition, they have built a guide to a military and veteran affairs social work license, providing degree, licensing and certification, and salary and career outlook information, along with a general guide to social work licensure. Have a look at the guides here:
Guide to Financial Aid for Military and Veterans - https://socialworklicensure.org/financial-aid/military-veterans/
Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges - https://socialworklicensure.org/resources/miltary-friendly-colleges/
Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs Social Work Licensure - https://socialworklicensure.org/types-of-social-workers/military-social-work/
Guide to Becoming a Social Worker - https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/become-a-social-worker/
The goal of the Benevolence program at Beltline Church of Christ is to show kindness, compassion, generosity, and goodwill to those of our surrounding community who need help.
Catholic Center of Concern's mission is the provision of direct emergency assistance to families confronting the loss of housing or utility services due to some financial crisis in the home. In addition, the Center is able to provide assistance in securing prescription medication for those dealing with life threatening illnesses when other resources are not variable.
The CCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the homeless and the working poor in Morgan County, Alabama. In addition to providing food from the food pantry, soup kitchen and clothes, the CCC helps people starting over after a fire, students needing school supplies, and the sick who can't afford medicine as well as helping families at Christmas.
All Inside-Out Ministries, Inc. services are provided at no cost to our clients and are based solely on need, without regard to race, social status or religion. Services limited to residents of zip codes 35756, 35757, 35758
35824 and 35749
The mission of Limestone County Churches Involved, Inc. is to mobilize the Churches of Limestone County to transform lives in the Name of Jesus Christ by providing a prayerful and organized approach to meeting the physical needs of individuals in our community.
The Muscle Shoals Baptist Association exists as a fellowship of member churches cooperating to encourage missions and strengthen ministries.
The Family Resource Center is dedicated to helping families find success by providing guidance, Information, referrals, & mentoring. We are passionate about improving the quality of family life for all residents in our community.
To improve the quality of life year-round for Madison County residents in need by providing services at no cost. The mission of Christmas Charities Year Round is for Madison County residents at or below the area median income or in emergent need, to provide basic necessities year-round at no cost, provide year-round distribution of clothes, school supplies, household items, furniture and Assistive Technology medical equipment at no cost, provide year-round delivery of clothing to children at schools at no cost, and distribute food and gifts to children and families during the Christmas season at no cost.
Hope House assists the elderly, medically disadvantaged, and poverty-stricken residents with responsible financial assistance for such items as utility bills and other housing expenses. The Hope House stands alone in this region as a resource center designed to directly impact our community on a case by case basis. Through this ministry we have committed ourselves to "stand in the gap" in times of need for our neighbors, friends, family, and community.
The Huntsville Assistance Program is a group of Christian congregations who desire to provide a ministry of assistance and referrals to needy individuals and families of Madison County, Alabama. This ministry focuses on the non-homeless and strives to achieve its mission by the pooling of volunteers, information, and financial resources of its members.
The Jasper Area Family Services Center is an array of programs in the Jasper Area geared towards strengthening families and breaking the cycle of poverty. The experience and expertise of staff at the Center provides access to many ways to help families in Walker County and surrounding areas.
Manna House is a 501(c)3 Public Charity that provides food assistance to those in need. We are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. While some food is donated and locally grown most is purchased for our distribution programs.
SaveFirst, sponsored by the University of Alabama-Huntsville and University of North Alabama, offers FREE certified tax preparation and electronic filing services for working families and individuals. SaveFirst provides these services for households earning up to $55,000 with children, or up to $20,000 without children. Appointments begin mid-January. To make an appointment call the SaveFirst appointment hotline at 1-844-44-TAX-AL.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama. The mission of the Alabama Department of Public Health is to promote, protect, and improve the health of individuals and communities of Alabama.
The Community Free Clinic (CFC) was formed in response to a growing need in our community to provide free medical care, dental care, and prescription medication for low-income residents of Morgan County. The original steering committee, consisting of healthcare professionals and community leaders, conducted a needs assessment and brought key people and groups together in support of the establishment of the Clinic. Local physicians and Hospitals embraced the idea. The Clinic is valued as a resource to care for those who cannot afford health insurance. It is also a valuable resource which helps alleviate the strain on our hospital system caused by individuals not having access to preventative primary care and other related services.
The Good Samaritan Health Clinic provides quality health care services to low-income, uninsured residents of Cullman County, AL. Good Samaritan operates as a primary care clinic. Good Samaritan provides a full range of services and referrals to specialty physicians, as well as the majority of medications free of charge to our patients. They are able to coordinate care for patients by providing in-clinic access to numerous healthcare services. Good Samaritan does not duplicate any health care services that are offered for free elsewhere. If you are a resident of Cullman County without any health insurance coverage, meet certain income requirements, and are between the ages of 19 and 65 you may be eligible to receive health care services through Good Samaritan Health Clinic.
Hardest Hit Alabama (HHA) is a foreclosure prevention program that helps eligible homeowners facing temporary financial hardships keep their home. Sometimes through no fault of their own, homeowners run into financial difficulty - a lost job or unexpected medical expense happens - and they find themselves struggling to make their mortgage payment.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources will help families receive the least disruptive services they need, when they need them, and for only as long as they need them in order to maintain children in or return them to a safe, stable home.
Community Action Partnership is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that provides technical assistance, training, and other resources to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.
Assisted Living Research Institute is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. The organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Assisted Living Research Institute has been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides services to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages since 1979.
The Commission on Aging (COA) is a vibrant and dynamic organization continually seeking ways to better serve the rapidly growing senior population through planning, coordinating and developing levels of service to improve quality of life and enhance the independence of seniors in the Cullman area.
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of asbestos-related cancer. Though it’s an aggressive illness, ongoing advancements in chemotherapy, surgery and clinical trials are extending patients' lives years beyond their life expectancy. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center is a resource to help seniors suffering from mesothelioma and their caregivers find free care and support.