The Shoulder was founded in 1988 as a Christian non-profit substance abuse treatment center. A prayer group composed of physicians and business people opened The Shoulder as a residential treatment center on Battleship Parkway near Spanish Fort, AL.
In 2012, The Shoulder moved to a permanent home on Coleman Lane in Spanish Fort, AL.
The new facility has 40 beds for the residential program, a full-service kitchen, community room, and outdoor recreation areas.
The Shoulder operated on the causeway from 1988 to 2005. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina washed away the facility.
The Shoulder re-opened on October 3, 2005 at a temporary location in Daphne.
History of The Shoulder