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1215 South Walnut Ave.
Demopolis, AL 36732
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Substance Abuse Program

Substance Abuse Program

The Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (SAP) at West Alabama Mental Health Center is designed to serve clients who are suffering from substance abuse/addiction as they remain in the community.  These services are available to all residents of the M-10 Catchment area who meet admission criteria established for the programs.

The mission of the West Alabama Mental Health Center’s Outpatient Substance Abuse Program is to assist individuals in confronting their addiction and developing a plan  for a drug-free lifestyle. The Outpatient Substance Abuse Program will accomplish this goal through Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling (OP) and a system of referral and linkage to needed services outside the scope of WAMHC.

The program gives preference in admission to individuals with substance use disorders in the following priority.

  1. Individuals who are pregnant and have intravenous substance use disorders.
  2. Individuals who are pregnant and have substance use disorders.
  3. Individuals who have intravenous use disorders.
  4. Women with dependent children.
  5. Individuals who are HIV positive.
  6. All others with substance use disorders.

 Pregnant women receive preference for admission to program services. 


Services Provided are designed to meet each consumer's needs and goals to include, as needed:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Assessment
  • On-going monitoring
  • Family therapy, as appropriate
  • Referrals to inpatient treatment, as needed


The West Alabama Mental Health Center (WAMHC) Prevention Program provides Prevention-based programming to both adults and children in the M-10 Catchment area.  Participants must be identified as high risk for substance abuse, violence, child abuse/neglect, or HIV/AIDS but not currently in treatment.  The program also targets high-risk families and attempts to involve communities in an effort to create a complete Prevention package.  Target populations are identified through referral by different agencies and/or organizations as well as through Needs Assessment Surveys developed and administered by Prevention staff.