Family Life Center

Family Life Center


Family Life Center’s Fort Payne, Alabama location provides outpatient treatment to adults ages 19 and older who are struggling with substance abuse. As a nonprofit, Family Life Center is committed to offering various types of counseling for individuals facing challenges related to substance abuse, chemical dependency, and mental health issues.


Clients must schedule an assessment with the treatment facility to be admitted. There are specific eligibility requirements that must be met before admission is granted. These requirements include being medically stable, not experiencing withdrawal or needing withdrawal support that cannot be safely provided in an outpatient setting, and being deemed at high risk for relapse without program assistance. Additionally, clients must also be determined to have potential benefit from the recovery environment.

Each client receives an individualized treatment plan based on an initial assessment conducted by their counselor. Throughout the program, the treatment plan is regularly assessed to ensure progress and make any necessary adjustments. The ultimate objective of treatment is to empower clients to become active participants in local self-help groups so that their recovery continues after treatment concludes.

The average length of treatment is seven months, during which clients participate in nine hours of treatment per week through the intensive outpatient treatment program.

Family Life Center adheres to the 12-step method and offers individual counseling, educational meetings, and therapeutic group sessions throughout treatment. Topics covered in educational meetings include substance and alcohol abuse, domestic violence prevention, at-risk youth, and employee assistance programs. The facility is equipped to address clients with dual diagnoses.

Family Life Center also provides outpatient counseling in different styles. Individual counseling focuses on clients controlling what they can and trusting other matters to God. The facility’s treatment methods are rooted in Christian beliefs, and clients may benefit from faith-based Biblical counseling. Couples therapy is available to married or committed couples dealing with relationship conflicts and hurts.

Drug testing services are available for both DOT and Non-DOT programs.


The treatment team at Family Life Center comprises licensed social workers, licensed and certified counselors, and certified addictions counselors with master’s level qualifications.


The one alum surveyed by provided a mixed review of Family Life Center’s Fort Payne location. The anonymous alum gave five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition, but expressed criticism in other areas such as holistic offerings, family participation, exercise and leisure options, and counseling choices. The alum noted a limited number of activities but commended the staff, describing the environment as great.

On Google, Family Life Center has an overall rating of five out of five stars based on one review. The reviewer did not provide any commentary regarding their rating.


The cost of the intensive outpatient treatment program at Family Life Center is $45 per week. An assessment is available at a cost of $50, and a jail assessment costs $75. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for more information on treatment costs.

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  • Good people. Less activities. It's a great enviroment