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

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.

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


The residential program at The Shoulder are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.  We offer unique services with a spiritual foundation and quality treatment by a Masters level staff.


​Please Note: Admission to our programs requires a screening.  Please call 251-626-2199 to schedule a screening.  If you are eligible, then an appointment can be made for an assessment to determine the level of care you require.

Residential Programs

Please note: Our residential program is only open to men.  

While the primary focus of The Shoulder's residential program is to focus on recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, our residents are also required to work as a part of recovery.  We believe that being a working and contributing member of society helps our clients assimilate better and develop a sense of self and purpose.  While a client is a resident at The Shoulder, counselors work with him to develop a treatment plan designed to meet his individual needs.  The client attends numerous educational and process groups, 12-step meetings, spirituality groups, substance education meetings and individual and family counseling sessions.

Any IV drug user, pregnant woman, woman with dependent children or individuals who are HIV positive receive preferential treatment at The Shoulder. If you have any questions about your rights, you may call your advocate at  1-800-367-0955.

Things You Need to Know as a Residential Client:

  • We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, gender, socioeconomic status or HIV status
  • Clients are offered HIV screening and education through AIDS Alabama
  • IV drug users and pregnant women are a top priority
  • We accept HIV+ clients
  • Continuing care is offered as long as needed for former clients
  • Extended care is offered to give additional time in treatment for those who need it
  • Group treatment begins at 6:30 pm
  • Family educational groups meet twice per month
  • Residential clients must return from work by 5:30 pm
  • Random drug testing is conducted to ensure a safe environment for our clients