Program Overview

For program questions or to schedule an assessment, call 251-626-2199


  • Individuals who are local to Baldwin and Mobile counties are welcome to schedule an assessment for services.
  • If you are not local to the Baldwin and Mobile county areas, you will need to contact the mental health department in your county to schedule a substance abuse assessment.
  • The facility may fax the assessment to The Shoulder to determine if this is an appropriate place for treatment. 


If you are incarcerated, please contact The Shoulder at 251-626-2199 to schedule an assessment. 

The Shoulder is an equal opportunity provider


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

Other Requirements

  • Clients must present a work-ready physical from a doctor
  • Clients must have a current (within 6 months) TB test
  • ​If client intends to operate a vehicle while in residence, current registration and proof of insurance must be provided. 
  • ​Clients must have and maintain full time (40 hours per week) employment


An assessment must be completed prior to receiving treatment. There is a $50 fee for assessments. 

Special considerations will always be made regarding priority populations including the following in the following order:

  • Individuals who are pregnant and have IV(intravenous) substance use disorders
  • Individuals who are pregnant and have substance use disorders
  • Individuals who have IV substance use disorders
  • Women with dependent children
  • Individuals who are HIV positive
  • All others with substance use disorder