Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Carrollton, Alabama
Rural Carrollton is nestled in western Alabama, less than 15 miles from the Mississippi state line. The quaint town has a population of only 1,000 people within the 2 square miles inside the city limits. It’s a picturesque small town, where it’s common to run into neighbors while walking around and enjoying the sights and amenities.
It’s easy to enjoy the outdoors in Carrollton, where temperatures are relatively warm all year. The summers tend to be hot and humid, with daytime highs typically in the upper 80s or low 90s. Winters are mild, with high temperatures averaging 55 degrees in January, which is the coldest month, and rainfall averaging 6 inches per month during the winter, with the occasional inch of snow. It’s the perfect weather to enjoy a brisk walk anytime during the year.
Traveling to Carrollton
For patients looking to go to Carrollton for rehab or families who want to visit someone who is there, it can be a bit of a long trip. The closest airport to Carrollton, Alabama is the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, which is just shy of 100 miles away. Travelers can easily get a rental car to make the last leg of the trip.
Out-of-town visitors won’t be able to stay in Carrollton itself because there are no hotels or motels in town, but there are a few in nearby towns. They include the Voyager Inn Motel in Aliceville, the Economy Inn in Reform, and the Gordo Motel in Gordo, which are all between 10 and 15 miles away from Carrollton. Well-maintained state highways link Carrollton to each of these neighboring towns, which also have shopping and restaurants to explore during the stay.
Life in Carrollton
Patients looking to extend their stay in Carrollton after completing treatment appreciate the slow-paced lifestyle in the small town. Crime and drug use are negligible, which makes Carrollton a quiet place to settle down. It’s easy to build close relationships in the close-knit community, too.
Economically, Carrollton is best known as the county seat of Pickens County, so it is home to the Pickens County Courthouse and the Pickens County Board of Education, which are two of the main employers in the city. Other employers in Carrollton include the Pickens County Medical Center and Bevill State Community College. Therefore, most people work in office jobs, education, and health care, or they make a short drive to a neighboring town for employment there in retail and other sectors. Overall, Carrollton is a lovely town to make into a long-term home!