The Shoulder is a community partnering agency with the United Way.

The Shoulder is dedicated to freeing our community from addiction one life and one family at a time.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 7130, Spanish Fort, AL 36577

Physical address: 31214 Coleman Avenue, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Phone: 251-626-2199                                 Fax: 251-626-2388


Please note: An assessment must be completed before treatment.  There is a $50 fee for the assessment.  Please call 251-626-2199 to schedule an appointment.


Those who are local to Baldwin County and Mobile may schedule an assessment for services.  If you are not local to the Mobile and Baldwin County areas, you should contact the mental health department in your county to schedule a substance abuse assessment.  Ask the facility to fax a completed assessment to The Shoulder to determine whether we are the right placement for treatment.  Our fax number is 251-626-2388.


  • It is the policy of The Shoulder that a potential client must call to schedule an assessment for himself or herself.  This ensures the readiness of the client to participate in treatment.
  • We will not turn a client away based solely on ability to pay.
  • We are not a medical facility and cannot admit someone who needs medical supervision during detoxification.  A client is required to be detoxified from alcohol and drugs PRIOR to admission to any of our programs.


If you are incarcerated, please call The Shoulder for information on scheduling an assessment.  

The number is 251-626-2199.

Other Requirements

Residential Program 

  • A work-ready physical from a doctor
  • A current (within last 6 months) TB test
  • Proof of registration and automobile insurance if client intends to operate a vehicle while in residence.  Driving privileges must be approved by a counselor
  • Full-time (40 hours per week) employment



Luke 15:4-5  What man of you, having one hundred sheep, if he loses one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his SHOULDER rejoicing?

Please call 251-626-2199 for information.