Addiction Treatment in Birmingham
Birmingham Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program located in picturesque Birmingham, Alabama. At Birmingham Recovery Center, we not only help individuals recover from substance use disorder and mental health issues, but help each client change their lives and achieve their goals. Combined with individualized programming, psycho-education, family programming and more, our approach can help you prepare for successful recovery for life.
Problems with substance use impact each person differently and there are often complex factors that complicate treatment and recovery. Our services are focused on helping each client resolve the factors unique to their personal experiences.
Drinking alcohol plays a significant role in many aspects of American society. However, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 14 million adults aged 18 and older experience what is known as alcohol use disorder.
Many individuals struggle with mental health concerns and substance use disorders. This is why it is imperative for experienced and compassionate professionals to treat both conditions simultaneously to achieve optimal results.
Ian Henyon, LPC
Having worked in a variety of clinical settings since 2008, Ian brings well over a decade of treatment center experience to the leadership role at Birmingham Recovery Center. As Executive Director, he is responsible for all aspects of BRC’s operations and provision of services. Being firmly grounded in the notion of servant leadership, Ian is focused on establishing a supportive work environment as a foundation for providing superior clinical services to BRC’s clients. Ian combines his extensive knowledge of treating addiction and psychiatric illness with the recognition that addiction is a disorder of the brain, to ensure that all clients are treated with the highest levels of respect and compassion. Ian is a licensed professional counselor. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and he received a Master of Science degree from Prescott College.
Dr. Tim Carpenter
Timothy Carpenter is a Mississippi native and received his undergraduate degree at Ole Miss. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Amy Rast, LPC
Amy brings a wealth of essential experience to her role as Clinical Director. She began her career at Bradford Health as a primary therapist beginning in 2010. She held a variety of positions at Bradford until being promoted to Clinical Coordinator of their primary residential program in Warrior, Alabama in 2015. Prior to joining Birmingham Recovery Center, Amy worked as a utilization manager for New Directions in the BCBS family of outsourced providers. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama and she completed her Masters in Community Agency Counseling at University of Montevallo.
“At Birmingham Recovery Center our philosophy is simple: Helping our clients stop substance use is not enough; treatment must always result in having a better life.”
How Long Is The Length of Stay at Birmingham Recovery Center?
All treatment at Birmingham Recovery Center is specifically tailored to each individual client’s unique needs and objectives. Although it is common to be part of our program for 10-12 weeks or longer, our compassionate admissions staff must complete an initial assessment to provide a more accurate time frame. Meeting with our staff prior to admission is a great way to learn more about our program and the potential length of stay.
What Type of Addictions Do You Treat?
We specialize in treating those struggling with addictions to alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Combined with a number of modalities to help individuals recover, we also help those struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders.
How Often Does Therapy Happen?
Depending on your level of care, group therapy can occur on a daily basis. Throughout your time in our program, you will be assigned a licensed therapist who will conduct a 50-minute individual session every single week. A combination of group and individual therapy is considered the best approach for treating addictive and co-occurring disorders.
What Is the Admissions Process?
Admitting into Birmingham Recovery Center is a simple process. The first step is to speak with one of our Admissions Coordinators. During that time, they will answer any questions and explain what treatment entails including costs, insurance, and take an assessment to ensure that you or your loved one is appropriate for our programming.
I Am Concerned About My Loved One, But I Have No Idea Where To Start?
Seeking the right treatment can be difficult and scary, particularly during times of crisis. This is why our experienced staff can meet with you to discuss your situation, answer your questions, and provide treatment recommendations even if we think there are better options than our program. There is no charge for this initial consultation and we are happy to be a resource for the Birmingham community.