Anniston Fellowship House- Recovery Services

Anniston Fellowship House- Recovery Services


Located about an hour outside of Birmingham, Ala., Anniston Fellowship House – Recovery Services offers long-term residential treatment to adult men, as well as an outpatient program seeking treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. The rehab facility, which has been serving clients for close to half a century, functions as sober living facility, and a transitional housing for some clients with obligations in the court system. Detox services are not provided on-site.


The treatment process at Anniston Fellowship House begins with a substance use and medical history assessment. Clients must provide assessment documents for review to be accepted into the program. All clients must have completed the withdrawal process before participating in the program. Clients meet with the intake team for an interview. Once accepted, clients can begin treatment.

The treatment process is gender-specific, focusing on the needs of men in treatment. There are 45 facilities in Alabama that offer men-focused treatment programs.

Clients participate in 12-Step recovery practices along with some combination of trauma-informed counseling, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapies (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and rational emotive behavior therapy. Topics addressed include anger management and relapse prevention. Participation in 12-Step is also required and a relatively common treatment component, as 47.7% of U.S. treatment facilities use it.

Recently, the facility added an outpatient program focused on treating opioid addiction. The program focuses on connecting clients with physicians that can manage their medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Case management is also incorporated into programming to offer a comprehensive discharge plan.


The staff at Anniston Fellowship House includes case managers, trained counselors, administrative staff members, and partnerships with physicians and medical staff members.


Photographs on the facility’s Facebook page show two houses (single- and two-story) with a garden and outdoor barbecue area. At least one house is wheelchair accessible. The Facebook reviewers mentioned elsewhere in this review regarding staffing also noted that meals are prepared by a resident chef with attention to nutrition in support of whole-person recovery. The 2016 federal treatment facility list indicates that smoking is allowed in designated areas and accommodations are available for clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.


At the time of this writing, has received survey responses from just one former client of Anniston Fellowship House. Alum Jackie, who completed 60 days of treatment at Anniston Fellowship House and then worked at the facility, gave five out of five stars for its connectivity, facility cleanliness, affordability and 12-step focus. Opportunities for family participation, options in counseling approaches to suit clients’ preferences, and the level of staff training and experience received four out of five stars. Jackie described the rehab center as a “fact and faith based program,” which he noted as a strength while also suggesting that the program needed “more formal step work.”

On Google, Fellowship House Inc earned an average of 4.4 out of five stars from 60 reviews to date.[1] Alumni describe a “knowledgeable, caring and compassionate” staff that is “Very unique in their approach.” As Nate wrote, “a person has the opportunity to learn their own PROCESS rather than a whole lot of mumbo jumbo that just doesn’t work.” One alum noted that while the first part of the program was “excellent” the “apartment program needs work.”


Treatment costs include a $35 admission fee. The facility is one of 78 treatment facilities in Alabama that offers a sliding fee scale. It is also one of the fee facilities that subsidizes treatment for clients on food stamps. Also, Fellowship House offers treatment free of cost for clients that are not able to pay.


Anniston Fellowship House, Inc. works with many different organizations in the community to promote addiction education and recovery, as well as to promote services that help the community. Recent activities include working with Alpha Phi Alpha and other groups to collect school supplies and provide resources to underprivileged members of the community. The facility also hosts yearly seminars to help educate the professional community on addiction and treatment resources.

[1] Google Reviews

Anniston Fellowship House- Recovery Services Reviews

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  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I completed the program in 60 days and transferred to the after-care program (foundation). I'm now back in the main facility as a part-time night staff. It is a great faith based program it just needs more formal step study.