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The Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services has regulatory responsibility for the certification of and contractual provision for prevention and treatment services related to substance use disorder and recovery. Although there are no state-operated facilities for treatment the division contracts for services with local providers and monitors programs according to departmental standards.

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Additionally, the department encourages and supports the development and expansion of the Recovery Advocacy Movement. Historically, addiction recovery has occurred within “anonymous” communities such as AA, NA and other groups who follow predominantly the twelve step recovery model. The department fully endorses the continuation of this wonderful system of anonymity and support. However, there are many individuals who have stepped forward into what has been called the Recovery Advocacy Movement. Recovering addicts and/or family members are now organizing into advocacy groups that OPENLY work to advance the cause of better care and public respect for those in recovery from addiction illness.

The department assists two Recovery Advocacy Groups. Alabama Voices for Recovery is the Alabama chapter of National Voices for Recovery. FORMLL is a regional group that works with “Voices.” Get involved…there is strength in numbers!

Faces and Voices of Recovery

FORMLL or 256-796-4490

The division has also established an Alabama Substance Abuse Advocacy Task Force. The Task Force has conducted workshops throughout the state of Alabama to increase awareness of advocacy efforts for consumers, families and other interested parties. To find out more about the Task Force and how you can be involved contact Beverly Johnson at

Interesting Links for Recovery Consumers:

Recovery to Practice

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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