In the spring of 2020 I took a drive through the mountains of southern Alabama and saw an area called Sober Living in Hueytown, Alabama. This is a residential rehabilitation center that was created by the U.S. Government as an alternative to a life sentence in prison. The goal of Sober Living in Hueytown was to help people who were arrested for drug or alcohol crimes that they did not want to get arrested for. They were also trying to get people off of the streets and into a home to which they could return.
At the Sober Living in Hueytown Residential Treatment Center, they are able to meet with their clients one on one. They also allow each of their clients to make choices on how they want to live their lives. Most programs at the center are run by volunteers and they work closely with the clients to ensure they are comfortable and get along with each other. They can also learn how to deal with anger management and get help with mental health issues. Once they enter the program, they receive a variety of therapies that help them become healthy and well adjusted. Once in the program the clients go on to participate in some group therapy sessions.
The residential treatment center has a wide variety of therapies that are provided to each of the residents. The treatment methods may include therapeutic hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and group counseling. If a person is not comfortable with one of these programs then they can choose to go to individual therapy. This helps them to see themselves from a different angle and to change the way they view themselves. Some of the therapies include: life skills training, anger management, social anxiety, and addiction recovery. Many of these therapies are offered free to the patients. The goal of the center is to provide individuals with the tools they need to live a healthy and productive life after completing the program.