Family Life Center Overview

Family Life Center is a non-profit outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment facility with administrative offices in Fort Payne, Alabama and a variety of locations serving local communities.

Our mission is to provide effective, quality counseling in a faith-based atmosphere. We’ve been serving the community for over two decades. Over the years, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you get to know Family Life Center.

What Is Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment?

Recovering from drug and alcohol abuse starts with a heartfelt desire to regain your life. It finds success with experienced treatment and committed support. Our outpatient substance abuse program is based on the needs of the client. The time attended weekly and length of treatment is based on the individual progress of the client. We are certified through the Department of Mental Health.

What Is The Goal of Outpatient Treatment?

Like inpatient treatment, the goal of every outpatient program is to:

  • Facilitate the cessation of use of all addictive substances
  • Support ongoing sobriety
  • Promote growth and healing on an emotional and spiritual level
  • Encourage repair in important relationships and the building of healthy new bonds
  • Empower the client to remain drug- and alcohol-free for the long-term
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How Are These Goals Accomplished?

We use an Evidence-Based Curriculum approved by the Alabama Department of Mental Health to provide psychoeducation alongside group and individual counselling. A recent study conducted by Texas Christian University identified two strong predictors for substance abuse treatment success. At Family Life Center, we focus on these predictors to provide the strongest possible strategy for success.

Did You Know?

According to Texas Christian University, there are two strong predictors for substance abuse treatment success:

  • The counselor’s connection with the client
  • A strong educational component for the program

What Does Your Outpatient Program Look Like?

The first step is meeting with an assessor to complete an assessment. We use the DMH Placement Assessment. This takes into account the severity of addiction and type of addiction. An individual treatment plan is derived from this assessment to give the client personalized care. Clients are continuously assessed during treatment to determine if progress is being made or adjustments to the treatment plan are necessary.

What Does The Assessment Entail?

The assessor will ask questions about your drug use, medical history, mental health issues, medications, legal problems, family problems, employment, living situation, and previous treatment experiences. Be honest so that the staff may assess you appropriately. This will help create an effective plan that meets your needs and greatly increases your chance of success within our program. If you choose to enter one of our programs, you will meet with a staff member to develop a treatment plan. This personalized treatment plan will include your goals for treatment.

What Is The Cost Of The Program? Do You Accept Insurance?

Our services are based on a sliding scale and our facilities accept many insurance policies. To learn more about our options or to determine if your insurance pays for Substance Abuse Treatment, contact the Family Life Center office nearest you to determine benefit eligibility.

Now accepting Medicaid at all of our locations!

How Do I Get Started In The Outpatient Program?

We serve the following counties: Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun, St. Clair, Blount, Dekalb, Jackson, Marshall, Madison, Morgan, and Limestone.

Contact us today to get started!

Call 256-697-0770 or fill out the form on our contact page. Or dial our crisis line at 256-888-1234.

Family Life Center Corporate Office

216 Gault Ave N
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone: (256) 697-0770
Crisis Line: (256) 888-1234
Fax: (256) 845-8813


Guntersville Office

432 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Phone: (256) 582-1471
Fax: (256) 582-2275


Attalla Office

677 West Covington Ave
Attalla, AL 35954

Phone: (256) 538-7458
Fax: (256) 776-7772

Rapha Treatment Center

677 West Covington Ave
Attalla, AL 35954

Phone: (256) 538-7458
Fax: (256) 776-7772


Centre Office

141 West Main Street
Centre, AL 35960

Phone: (256) 927-4722
Fax: (888) 909-5493


Decatur Office

522 14th Street SE
Decatur, AL 35601

Phone: (256)355-3703
Fax: (256)355-3704

Fort Payne Office

300 Gault Avenue S
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Phone: (256) 997-9356
Fax: (256) 997-9314


Huntsville Office

114 McCormick Drive
Huntsville, AL 35811

Phone (256) 464-2270
Fax: (256) 217-4448


Scottsboro Office

211 South Market Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Phone: (256) 574-3448
Fax: (888) 558-6760