ABOUT THE RRC
Navigating the substance abuse treatment system can be confusing and overwhelming. The Recovery Resource Center is a collaborative initiative dedicated to simplifying that process by providing a central point of information. The center’s staff and volunteers have the expertise to answer questions, initiate the treatment admission process, and make referrals as needed. All services are free of charge and voluntary.
Our services include:
Assessment: The Alabama Dept. of Mental Health Placement Assessment, based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, is conducted by clinical staff, and identifies the appropriate level of care needed to begin the referral process.
Referral: Based on results from the assessment, community resources will be discussed to meet the individual’s treatment needs. This discussion takes into consideration various factors such as lack of insurance or the type of insurance, as well as specific characteristics including gender, veteran status, place of residence, and substance of choice.
Peer Support & Information: Through an in-house consultation, Certified Recovery Support Specialists share general information about addiction and recovery, as well as information specific to each treatment provider and/or type of treatment.
We accept walk-ins but calling ahead or making an appointment is encouraged. We suggest arriving before 2:30pm to ensure same day service.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Peers listen to clients and share personal recovery when appropriate during intake.
- Assessment determines appropriate level of treatment individuals need based on their answers during the assessment.
- Recovery Resource Center relays assessment data to desired treatment center or MAT facility.
- Peers maintain regular contact with clients until they are in treatment and offer follow-up services.
With the higher demand for the Centers's services, we have a need for additional conscientious and reliable volunteers.
The work of the Crisis Center is made possible through the generous contributions of caring individuals like you.