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Huntsville Recovery, Inc. is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and complies with all rules and regulations regarding methadone and Subutex treatment.

At Huntsville Recovery, Inc. there is no intake fee and no wait list for MAT.  We accept new intakes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 5:00am and 9:00am.  New intakes need only their first day fee and their identification.  Please call 256-721-1940 with any questions about this process.  

Alabama Medicaid and Medicare Part B recipients may qualify to receive treatment at no cost.  We will gladly provide billing information for insurance reimbursement to those with other forms of insurance.

For MAT, the clinic is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

All patients are assigned a licensed/certified counselor and receive medication, as well as, individual and group therapy.

Admission preference is given to pregnant women and IV drug users, and is open to all persons struggling with addiction to opioids.

At Huntsville Recovery, we treat our patients like people, not addicts.

Like MAT, Suboxone treatment is specifically for individuals addicted to opioids. This treatment program differs in that there are far less stringent requirements for clinic attendance, but it does include the benefit of a monthly individual session with a certified counselor. A prescription to manage cravings and withdrawals is provided monthly. This program is only offered to patients who exhibit stability and who are not better suited for Medication-Assisted Treatment. Our fees for Suboxone treatment are the lowest in the area.  There is no wait list.  Call our Admissions Coordinator, Audrey,  today at 256-425-4741 to schedule an appointment. 

SMART Recovery is a facilitator-led peer support group to help people build and maintain motivation; cope with urges; manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and live a balanced life in recovery. Unlike some peer support groups, SMART Recovery welcomes people who are currently receiving medication-assisted treatment.

Due to COVID, we are not currently offering meetings on our campus.  However, SMART Recovery has a great online community and several Zoom meetings every day.  Please visit their website at

Once we are able to resume in-person meetings, Open meetings will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Huntsville Recovery. We will update this page with new information as soon as we are able to resume meetings. 



Huntsville Recovery is proud to offer SMART Recovery as our Peer Support Program for Addiction Recovery. 


Smart Recovery Mission Statement

To empower people to achieve independence from addiction problems with our science-based 4-Point Program®

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SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.

SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

Please note that registration at our message board is required for our online meetings.

Our Purpose

To support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

Our Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
  • Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives.
  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change.
  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions.
  • Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments.
  • Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves.

SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves.

The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:

Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation

Point 2: Coping with Urges

Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

SMART Recovery Tools & Techniques

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program employs a variety of tools and techniques to help individuals gain independence from addiction and addictive behaviors. Participants are encouraged to learn how to use each tool and to practice the tools and techniques as they progress toward Point 4 of our program — achieving lifestyle balance and leading a fulfilling and healthy life. These tools include:

– Stages of Change
– Change Plan Worksheet
– Cost/Benefit Analysis (Decision Making Worksheet)
– ABCs of REBT for Urge Coping
– ABCs of REBT for Emotional Upsets
– DISARM (Destructive Images and Self-talk Awareness & Refusal Method)
– Hierarchy of Values
– Brainstorming
– Role-playing and Rehearsing
– USA (Unconditional Self-Acceptance)

** To purchase SMART Recovery publications, view the Suggested Reading List for descriptions of publications.

SMART Recovery E-Guide

This interactive guide will introduce you to the 4-Point Program of SMART Recovery and some of the basic tools.
Please note: This interactive guide is Flash-based, and requires you to have a browser with Adobe Flash installed.

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Are you pregnant and using opiates (pain pills, morphine, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, codeine, or others)? Are you worried that your opiate use is harming your baby? Are you concerned that you may face legal charges when your baby is born? Ask your doctor if medication-assisted treatment (MAT) might be right for you, or contact us for a thorough assessment, free of charge.

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The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an intensive blend of individual, family, and group counseling designed to help patients learn a variety of tools to cope with urges and to refrain from alcohol and/or illicit substance use.

IOP also encourages patients to participate in peer-support groups such as SMART Recovery, AA, NA, and Celebrate Recovery to build a recovery support network.

IOP has been found to be as effective as in-patient treatment but with less disruption to participants’ lives in areas such as employment and family obligations.

IOP typically takes about 16 weeks to complete, but may vary due to the patient’s progress.

IOP is our most intensive program, which is highly beneficial because it immerses individuals in a recovery mindset and community.

Group counseling sessions are offered 3 days a week.  Individual counseling sessions are by appointment.

For patients who qualify, the key benefit of the outpatient program is its flexibility. The outpatient program offers individual, group, and family counseling services similar to Intensive Outpatient, but with a less demanding time investment. This program is expected to be used in conjunction with community support groups such as SMART Recovery, AA, NA, and Celebrate Recovery. This program is most suitable for those with a supportive home environment.

Outpatient detoxification is a medical and counseling program to help patients manage withdrawal from alcohol and/or other substances in a controlled and supervised environment.

Outpatient detoxification patients have access to individual and group counseling.

Detoxification is a medical intervention that manages an individual safely through the acute withdrawal process and, once stabilized, prepares them for entry into an appropriate treatment program.

For outpatient detoxification, the hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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What kind of medicine is used to treat opioid addiction?

In addition to therapy, medication is often prescribed for people who are addicted to opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, or Fentanyl.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that has been used for decades to treat opioid addiction and it is also prescribed for people with chronic pain conditions. In substance abuse treatment, methadone can be used as a maintenance medication to stave off withdrawal symptoms, or it can be used to aid in a gradual, complete detoxification from opioids. When dosed properly and actively involved in meeting their treatment plan goals, patients using methadone are stable and can live life normally.

Subutex is the trade name for buprenorphine, an opioid that is used primarily for treating addiction to other opioids. Buprenorphine has similar side effects to methadone, but typically not as pronounced. However, methadone is often more effective for long-term users. Under the care and expertise of a doctor, patients can determine which medication-assisted treatment option will best meet their needs.

Suboxone is the trade name for a combination of two medications: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine acts similarly to methadone, but has a “ceiling” effect which may make it inappropriate for some people whose prior opioid use was pronounced. Naloxone acts as an inhibitor which helps prevent the medication from being abused. Suboxone is typically administered as strip that is put under the tongue until it dissolves.

Vivitrol is the brand name for naltrexone, which is an injectable medication designed to help people with opioid or alcohol abuse issues. Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist, meaning that it blocks other opioids from working. Typically, Vivitrol is administered as a monthly injection and is part of an individualized substance abuse treatment plan.

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