The Shoulder is a not-for-profit, Christian-based alcohol and drug treatment center which operates two facilities in Alabama. The Spanish Fort location provides residential services for adult men using a Christ-centered, 12-Step approach to addiction and recovery. Established with the belief that everyone deserves a chance at a healthy and sober life, The Shoulder will never reject a client solely because of financial reasons. The facility’s main goal is to restore addictive individuals to sobriety, emphasize the importance of Christ-centered spirituality in recovery, and help families and loved ones heal.
Substance Education Meetings
While a client is a resident at The Shoulder, counselors work
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.