Ready to start your recovery journey? Find out how one local center can help


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Bradford Health has a call center in Birmingham. (Bham Now)

Addiction is a disease that can affect us all, whether through a loved one or grappling with it personally. Starting the journey to recovery isn’t always easy, but with one phone call you can take the first step. We spoke to JR Curbow, Vice President of Admissions at Bradford Health Services, to help demystify the process and find out what happens when you give them a call.

When to ask for help

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Friendly faces are ready to pick up the phone at Bradford Health. (Bham Now)

When you picture addiction, severe cases may spring to mind. From financial troubles to work woes, many turn to substances to “take the edge off” and cope.

However, intervening with addiction early can save a life, so it’s important to know when you or a loved one may need help.

“Drinking in moderation can easily progress to the point that you’re waking up late, calling in sick for work, or taking PTO to cover the days when you have to rebound. It’s important you pay attention to the amount of alcohol you are drinking.”

JR Curbow, VP of Admissions, Bradford Health Services

Identifying addiction can be tricky, as these warning signs occur in our lives every now and then without concern. The key is noting when things start changing in your daily habits, like:

  • Changing friends, peer group +/or relationships
  • Changing jobs
  • Isolating from friends + family
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Bottom line: if you’re on the fence about whether or not you need help, give Bradford a call just in case. There’s absolutely no obligation or charge, and the friendly face that picks up on the other end will get to know you and your unique situation.

Addiction recovery is within reach and Bradford Health Services is there for you every step of the way. Take the first step—call 1-888-SOBER-40 today.

What to expect?

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A peek at Bradford’s beautiful Warrior, Alabama campus. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Asking for help can be daunting, even more so when you don’t know what you’re up against. For those who may be hesitant to pick up the phone, set your mind at ease knowing the first call is a no pressure, free of charge consultation.

Here’s what to expect:

  1. The person answering the phone will greet you and learn more about what compelled you to reach out for help in a judgement-free environment.
  2. They’ll walk you through a pre-screening to understand how your use is affecting every component of your life.
  3. Based on your conversation, they’ll formulate a unique recovery plan and walk you through what that would look like.
  4. Hesitancies are likely to come up at this point, but Bradford will walk you through your fears and help encourage you to access care today.
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At Bradford, your private information is protected under federal laws and mandates, so you never have to worry about being exposed for what you say.

Even if Bradford isn’t where you end up getting assistance, they will refer you to services that will help with whatever led you to make the call.

“We understand that you may feel uncertain or anxious about taking the first step in your recovery. Do not be afraid to call us because we are here to help no matter your situation.

We’re not looking just to admit people into the Bradford system. We will work with you to find a treatment center that fits your needs, no matter where you are.”

JR Curbow, VP of Admissions, Bradford Health Services

Give them a call

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Taking phone calls at Bradford. (Bham Now)

Addiction is complex and nuanced and it can be a difficult situation to navigate. If you’d like to refer your loved one for care, you can even give Bradford a call on their behalf.

“If you have concerns, don’t try to diagnose yourself or your friends. We are here as a resource to help you determine if there is a problem and how to remedy it.”

JR Curbow, VP of Admissions, Bradford Health Services
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Regardless of where you live in Alabama, the first step is to pick up the phone. Bradford starts by determining a level of care, then they see if there’s a program near you that fits your needs.

With several campuses statewide, call to see what recovery options await. Bradford will spend 20-30 minutes on the phone with you gathering information and establishing a need for care.

Plus, if you have a particular type of licensure or a safety-sensitive profession (healthcare, military, etc.) they’ll match you to a special program for those needs.

Call 1-888-SOBER-40 early and often—you’ll step away with resources and all the support you need to begin your recovery journey.

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