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Oxford’s Christmas Dinner Creates Cheer and Hope During Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays. For some, the month of December is the most joyous time of the year. We get to spend time with family and loved ones, enjoy a couple...

Is Rehab at Oxford Treatment Center Covered by My Insurance?

Making the choice to get treatment for a substance use disorder is not an easy one. It’s hard enough to admit that you may have a problem with drugs or...

A Day at Oxford: Inpatient Treatment Schedule Breakdown

Inpatient addiction treatment at a facility like Oxford Treatment Center has a plethora of benefits for those who are looking to build the foundation of their recovery. The ASAM Essentials...

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Oxford Treatment Center

Deciding to get help for substance abuse or addiction is one of the first stops in your recovery. The next phase—selecting a treatment facility for you or a loved one—can...

Our Accreditations and Memberships

Oxford Treatment Center’s main campus at Etta and sober living facility in Oxford are premier drug addiction rehab centers in rural Mississippi. But what makes them premier? Our staff are...

AAC CEO visits Etta campus

Therapeutic relationship remains central to evolving approach for addiction treatment The high-tech transformation of addiction treatment through new technologies like brain scanning will be grounded by a clinical mainstay: The...

Oxford’s Equine Therapist Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Horses. The animals are known in human society as beasts of burden or the ideal mode of transportation before the automobile hit the market. However, it wasn’t until the 1990s...

Native American Healing at Oxford

Native American Healing is a method of addiction treatment that is rooted in connectivity, sobriety, and the health of the individual and their community. It calls for abstinence through purification...

Young Adults @ The Oxford Center

Young adults often find themselves at a crossroads – very much expected to embrace adulthood and live life independently, but also finding themselves swimming in self-doubt. They find themselves lacking...

Center named approved provider for counselors’ continuing education

Addiction programs also offered for physicians, attorneys Professionals in a range of fields are tapping the knowledge of addiction experts at Oxford Treatment Center through continuing education programs. The center...

Finding Recovery In Nature

“…I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to...

Features & Amenities: Oxford Resolutions Outpatient & Sober Living

Take a look at the features, amenities and types of therapies offered to you at our sober living facility. Holistic Therapies Art therapy: Similar to our program at Oxford Etta,...

Features & Amenities: Etta

Located in a natural, serene environment, our main campus at Etta offers the perfect place for you to begin your recovery.You can fully relax in our rustic cabins with two...

What to Expect in Residential Treatment

The Admissions Process Admission to Oxford Treatment Center can be initiated by the patient, a family member or a referring provider. We assess patients either by phone or in person...

Levels of Care

At Oxford, we recognize that addiction is a chronic disease, and overcoming it takes access to a variety of skillsets and an ability to see beyond the hard times. Through...

Our Substance Abuse Therapies

Therapy is one of the most proven tools in psychiatry, and will be the mainstay of your treatment at Oxford. Substance abuse therapy allows individuals to discuss the challenges they...

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?  Yes, we accept many insurance policies, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, Zelis Insurance, and ComPsych Corporation. Please contact us to confirm that your...

What To Expect

Getting to Etta  The closest international airport is Memphis, about 75 miles (roughly an hour and a half drive) away. We’ll have one of our drivers meet you at the...

Professionals

Join us for professional training at our Oxford facility For more information contact Brian Whisenant at bwhisenant@contactaac.com Upcoming events:   2 CE and CME HOURS | JULY 30 | 12:00...

Joint Commission awards Gold Standard of Care

Oxford Treatment Center Recognized by The Joint Commission for Providing Gold Standard of Care The Joint Commission recently awarded Oxford Treatment Center its Gold Seal of Approval® , an internationally recognized...

Spring Continuing Education Lunch and Learn set for March 12

Oxford Treatment professional training continues (March Lunch) Offering 1.5 free CE credit hours for professionals in mental and behavioral healthcare “Recovery 101: The Basics of Treating Addiction,” part of the 2019...

Support Group Now Available for LGBTQ Community

Members of the LGBTQ community in Oxford have a new resource for connecting with others who share their challenges and experiences. The LGBTQ Community Support Group now meets each Tuesday...

What a Day in Treatment Is Like

How our new schedule puts patients first Oxford Treatment Center has transformed the daily schedule at its residential campus, giving patients more ability than ever to design their own individually tailored...

Spending Christmas in Treatment

How we celebrate the holidays At Oxford Treatment Center, holiday programs celebrate the season while weaving in clinical goals that support long-term recovery. Experiential therapy programs including art, music and...

Tupelo, Olive Branch offices closing

Oxford Treatment Center is closing its outpatient offices In Tupelo and Olive Branch, Miss., to focus on its continuum of care at its two primary locations. The center provides treatment...

Oxford Treatment Center honors founder of nursing program

 Tammy England reflects on time at Oxford Treatment Center Oxford Treatment Center’s longtime director of nursing will depart from her position this month. Tammy England has served as director of...

Passion for recovery frames Ryan Smith’s legacy

A year after death, family returns to visit influential therapists When Ryan Smith was killed in a car accident in 2017, the loss was profound for his family and friends....

Oxford Treatment named designated CE provider for social workers

  Programs serve mental-health professionals across region Oxford Treatment Center is advancing its clinical excellence programming, as an official provider of continuing education programs for social workers in Mississippi. The...

New executive chef brings global experience

French-trained chef once cooked for king of Morocco Oxford Treatment Center’s new executive chef is bringing a world of culinary experience to the rural North Mississippi campus. Moulay Elabdellaoui, originally...

Jerri Avery joins Oxford Treatment Center

Substance abuse: New clinical director brings more than 20 years’ experience A longtime regional leader in behavioral healthcare has joined Oxford Treatment Center as clinical director. Jerri Avery, Ph.D., arrived...

Oxford Treatment Center adds music therapist

Sessions focus on expression, group dynamics Oxford Treatment Center has added a board-certified music therapist to its staff, broadening its experiential therapy programming for the treatment of drug and alcohol...

Taking it slow

Long-term recovery calls for intentional choices, not short cuts After going through treatment for alcoholism, David James* could have returned to a high-powered sales career in the hospitality industry. Instead,...

Classes on cooking, meal planning add resources for early recovery

Life-skills programs aid transition from treatment into real world At Oxford Treatment Center’s Resolutions campus, people in early recovery from drug or alcohol addiction are learning practical skills that will...

Families: Residential Treatment

Welcome to Oxford Treatment Center Your loved one is safely in our care. Sending a loved one to treatment for drug or alcohol addition is a tremendous endeavor for families...

Celebrating Sobriety

Family Program founder speaks at drug court graduation The road to recovery is not easy, as each person fights his or her own unique battle towards sobriety. However, each successful...

Continuing Education Conference set for September 20

Oxford Treatment Center’s professional training continues with our September program — offering up to 6 free CE credits for professionals in mental and behavioral healthcare   “Helping the Rescuers: A...

5 Ways Wilderness Therapy Aids Recovery

Oxford Treatment Center’s Young Adult Program for ages 18-25 includes Wilderness Therapy. Our therapy team brings together mental-health training and outdoor skills to help people learn and grow more quickly....

Connecting nature to mental wellness

Experiential therapists present at regional conference Oxford Treatment Center experiential therapists Katherine Westfall, MSW, and Meaghan O’Connor, M.Ed., NCC, CCTP, shared insights from their work with patients in addiction treatment...

Mark Stovall joins as first COO

Oxford Treatment Center has tapped the former statewide head of substance abuse treatment oversight as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, joined the center in March....

Bluebird Trail a new addition to campus

Nesting boxes offer hands-on exercise in new beginnings   Oxford Treatment Center’s residential campus will be a more welcoming haven for wildlife this spring, with the installation of new nesting...

Three views on forgiveness

Is forgiveness always about fixing a broken relationship? Or can it be something that just happens within yourself? Forgiveness is a common theme at Oxford Treatment Center. Many people who...

Remembering Bethany M.

Recovery advocate worked publicly, privately to help others   Oxford Treatment Center’s 2018 Anniversary Weekend on June 2 will include a special tribute to an alum who dedicated her recovery...

Oxford Treatment Center welcomes new CEO

Mark Sawyer brings experience in healthcare, finance   A seasoned healthcare executive with a track record of driving clinical excellence has joined Oxford Treatment Center as Chief Executive Officer. Mark...

‘Sometimes people just need to be heard’

2017 Employee of the Year honored for going above-and-beyond   When someone needs to talk, Brittney Collins is there to listen. When something needs to be done, she takes care...

Family Programs expand in 2018

Resolutions program now offers family component Oxford Treatment Center is expanding its programs for the families of those in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The center’s new Intensive...

Is Inpatient Drug Rehab an Option with No Insurance?

Substance abuse is expensive, whether in terms of money diverted to fund a habit, lost productivity, or how much it costs to get treatment. Most individuals and their families cannot...

Native American therapist incorporates traditional tools

“There is a place for talk therapy, but it was always hard for me to learn that way. The ‘A-ha’ moments in my life have always been hands-on.” — Daniel...

Experiential therapy programs expand

Signature equine program now offered on weekends, evenings Oxford Treatment Center’s experiential therapy programs continue to grow, with the addition of new staff, new facilities, and an expanded schedule for...

Oxford Treatment Center remembers ‘Lady’

Black lab was beloved of staff, clients alike Oxford Treatment Center has said goodbye to its unofficial mascot, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever who had lived at the residential campus since...

Clinical director to teach addiction counselor training

Register by Nov. 21 for winter semester North Mississippi professionals seeking to become Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors (CADC) can register now for winter semester classes. The Mississippi Addiction Counselor...

From our staff: 12 Myths of Addiction

When it comes to addiction, there are plenty of misconceptions This fall, the small-town newspaper in Oxford, Mississippi, invited Oxford Treatment Center to help build local awareness about addiction and...

Myth #12: Addiction is Something You Don’t Talk About

Addiction is a more public issue than ever before. The epidemic of opioid overdose deaths is in the news every day. So why are so many families still suffering in...

Myth #11: I’m Too Old to Go to Treatment

When drug or alcohol problems have been going on for decades, is it too late to change? The truth is that recovery can begin at any age. For people who have...

Myth #9: To Recover, You Have to Want it Badly

For someone who’s been addicted to drugs or alcohol, staying clean and sober for life is not easy. Can a strong desire make the difference? From the perspective of Amy...

Myth #8: They Could Stop If They Really Wanted To

If someone chooses to drink or use drugs for the first time, can’t they also make a choice when it’s time to stop? For most people, the answer is yes....

Myth #7: You Can’t Have Fun Sober

People who need help for drug or alcohol addiction can find a million reasons not to seek treatment. Among them is this unspoken assumption: Living sober would be a real...

Myth #6: You Have to Quit Work to Get Treatment

Getting help for a drug or alcohol addiction means, Going off to residential rehab for 30 days — right? While that’s true for some people, others are able to go...

Myth #5: A Little Weed is Nothing to Worry About

What category does cannabis belong in? Is smoking weed any different than winding down with a beer or two? Does it have more in common with hard drugs like cocaine?...

Myth #4: If My Child Were Addicted, I Would Know

You’ve known your child since the day you held him as a newborn. You know his moods, his interests, his mannerisms. But would you know if his partying had crossed...

Myth #3: Better Parenting Would Have Prevented Addiction

This is not your fault. That’s the first thing Dee Meux, CADC, tells the families that come to Oxford Treatment Center seeking help for a loved one struggling with a...

Myth #2: Faith Can Fix Addiction

When someone’s addicted to drugs or alcohol, what we need to do is get them back in church. It’s a common thing to hear, especially in the Bible Belt. But...

Myth 1: Addiction Doesn’t Happen to Good People

Why do people get hooked on drugs or alcohol? Because they’re just bad people. It’s a simple enough assumption — if you can make it from a distance, sure that addiction...

First addiction counselor training course held in Oxford

New location serves northern half of state   North Mississippi professionals seeking to become certified addiction counselors are now attending classes closer to home. The Mississippi Addiction Counselor Training program...

New referral contact in central, south Mississippi

Dawn M. Wisdom joins AAC’s Mid-South team in Jackson   People in central and southern Mississippi have a new drug or alcohol addiction resource. Dawn M. Wisdom, treatment consultant with...

New referral point-of-contact in northeast Mississippi

Mark Russell brings clinical background to role   Clinical Therapist Mark Russell, MSW, has joined American Addiction Centers’ Mid-South team as a treatment consultant serving northeast Mississippi.   Russell previously...

A Long Surrender: David P.’s Story

Recovery Reflections from our 2017 Alumni Weekend Evening Speaker David P. spent more than two decades in recovery circles before finally surrendering to the program. He will share his experience as the...

The Wilburs to perform at Anniversary Weekend

Those attending Oxford Treatment Center’s Anniversary Weekend this spring can look forward to entertainment by a musical trio that spreads good energy through song. The Wilburs will be performing during...

New detox unit opens on Etta campus

Medical detox program can now care for up to 36 patients   Mississippi’s leading drug and alcohol treatment facility has completed its latest expansion, adding 24 new beds in a specialized...

Seasoned therapist on board as Young Adult Coordinator

For Watkins, connecting with young people comes naturally: ‘You have to shoot straight with them’ One of the Southeast’s most respected recovery figures has joined Oxford Treatment Center as coordinator...

Therapist positions

Equip people for long-term recovery.Join our clinical team. Oxford Treatment Center is continuing to grow as more people seek our help in overcoming drug or alcohol addiction. Why work with...

BHT

Join the life-changing field of addiction treatment. Who keeps the daily work of addiction treatment moving along? Our BHTs. At Oxford Treatment Center, Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) work directly with our patients...

Willingness to follow treatment advice pays off

Now 18 months into recovery: ‘There’s hope for anybody’ When Joanna’s* grandmother was in the hospital recently, she drove 12 hours to be by her side. She spent the next several days...

Cost Difference between Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment?

More than 8 percent of the American adult population battled addiction in 2014, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). As addiction is a complex disease that affects...

Addiction & Recovery Expectations

Q&A with Amy Winn, CADC Finding long-term recovery takes more than desire.   It takes will and willingness. That’s what Clinical Therapist Amy Winn has witnessed over nearly a decade...

Kennedy named Employee of the Year 2016

When people come for help at Oxford Treatment Center, Missy Kennedy’s face is often the first one they see. “I love getting to be part of what happens here, even...

Are You Loving Someone to Death?

Whether it’s your child, your spouse or your parent, you would do anything for your loved one. And they would do anything for their addiction. It’s the central conflict that locks...

How to Find the Right Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Program for You

The majority of people who seek the help of a professional rehab facility to recover from addiction opt for outpatient care. However, in many cases, inpatient rehab may be the...

Oxford Treatment Center Expands to Meet Needs

Our north Mississippi center can now care for 100 patients at its main campus. Sober living housing and a new outpatient office in nearby Oxford will open in spring 2017. ETTA, Miss. — As the need...

Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab

What should I expect from Inpatient care? When people think of rehab, they often picture the type of program depicted in media, which is residential or inpatient rehab. These programs...

‘Telling Oxford: Our Path to Recovery’

  Fundraiser for college students in recovery brings awareness   By the time she began studying at a local community college, Carol M. had a hard time figuring out which...

Building Connections for Better Care

Local networking groups link providers of mental health, behavioral health “When I can’t help someone, I want to connect them with someone who can.” That’s the sentiment driving groups of...

Alum Advocates for Heroin Addicts’ Recovery

Morse’s efforts include training families to use Narcan Several days after her first overdose, Bethany Morse opened her eyes in a California hospital room. Out of a coma, she climbed...

TV Campaign

The Oxford Treatment Center operates a residential center near Oxford, MS, and outpatient centers in Oxford, Tupelo, and Olive Branch, MS. Oxford Treatment Center provides all levels of care (Detox,...

TV Landing

The Oxford Treatment Center operates a residential center near Oxford, MS, and outpatient centers in Oxford, Tupelo, and Olive Branch, MS. Oxford Treatment Center provides all levels of care (Detox,...

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Last Updated: December 21, 2017 American Addiction Centers and its affiliates and subsidiaries (together “AAC”, “we,” or “us”) provide the website located at https://www.oxfordtreatment.com, and the various related websites, software, mobile...

Privacy Policy

This is the website for Oxford Treatment Center, whose parent company is American Addiction Centers. Effective Date: April 27, 2018 This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use...

Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice of Privacy Practices American Addiction Centers, its facilities and subsidiaries, and all associates are committed to providing you with quality behavioral healthcare services. An important part of that commitment...

Brand Promise

Oxford Treatment Center, an American Addiction Centers (AAC) facility, stands behind its programs and its ability to help others struggling with addiction so much so that it offers a 90-Day...

Oxford Treatment Resolutions Campus: Outpatient & Sober Living Facility

Located 16 miles from the residential campus at Etta, the Resolutions Oxford campus includes the Oxford Outpatient Center and adjacent supportive housing. Treatment continues at the PHP, IOP and Outpatient Services levels...

Facilities

Main Campus at Etta 297 County Road 244 Etta, MS 38627 Learn More Call now, be in treatment within 24 hours. (662) 638-0015 Resolutions Campus at Oxford 611 Commerce Parkway Oxford,...

From Prison to Recovery

Jacques Wuichet knew no one who'd gotten clean — until an NA outreach to prisoners in Texas showed him a new life was possible. Twenty years later, he has taken the recovery message back into prisons as a volunteer. He works with older adults as a weekend counselor at Oxford Treatment Center.

Legal Leverage Motivates Change

Parents shield their children from consequences. Lawyers negotiate a deal. But oftentimes, the point where someone’s drug or alcohol problem meets the law is the best chance for change to begin.

Addiction & Equine Therapy

"Horses are non-judgmental — but they're very honest," says Terry Timmons, CRC. She applies her training in mental health and horsemanship to help Oxford Treatment Center clients experience tangible learning as they begin recovery from addiction.

Cannabis: Myths & Misconceptions

Oxford Treatment Center's Tupelo Outpatient Office hosted the Tupelo Behavioral Health Networking Group's monthly meeting in April. Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols shared insights on cannabis use, abuse and addiction with the group.

‘I’ve Finally Found My Place in Life’

A father of seven, J.J. Potts got clean for his children. Today, he helps young adults at Oxford Treatment Center overcome addiction. "This is my way of repairing my past," he says, "trying to help someone who’s where I was 20 years ago.”

In Recovery, Recovering Self Worth

Through her time at Oxford Treatment Center, Ashley* became part of a recovery community and has continued to grow. "I’ve learned that the mistakes I made in my addiction don’t define who I am," she said. "I’m worth so much more.”

Listen Again to Reifers’ Most Requested Talks

Oxford Treatment Center's founding program director, Garry Reifers, distills his key teachings in three hour-and-a-half talks. View and share these videos from his January 2016 workshop series "The Hijacked Brain" in Olive Branch, Miss.

The Problem with Pot

The normalization of marijuana as a harmless recreational drug is outpacing the work of researchers, physicians and lawmakers to understand its effects and set boundaries for its “safe” use. From our experts’ perspective, there are many reasons to hold back from the drug’s wholesale acceptance.

In Discharge Planning, Hope is Contagious

"Our patients' hope for a better future really spills over to all of us," says Juliette Lawrence, who handles discharge planning for those concluding their stay at Oxford Treatment Center. Her role includes researching the best options for each patient's sober living and IOP situation. "It's critical to have a secure plan for their future," she says.

Outpatient Program: Right Start for Recovery

Oxford Treatment Center's 10-week Intensive Outpatient Program helped equip Linda* to overcome alcoholism in her retirement. “My identity had been tied up in my career, and my children were gone,” she said. “I bet there are a lot of other people who are lonely in retirement and resort to drugs and alcohol. But no matter what your age is, you can get sober and clean.”

Addiction & Early Recovery

In residential treatment, you’re surrounded by support and a wealth of resources to learn about yourself and your addiction. But how will your brand-new recovery fare back in the real world? Clinical Therapist Chip Peterson, M.Ed., NCC, CADC, describes the critical role of outpatient care and sober-living housing, in making a successful transition.

Experiential therapist leads lessons for recovery

Addiction is isolation. Recovery rebuilds relationships. For Experiential Therapist Hank Holmes, leading patients through Oxford Treatment Center's challenge course program is a tangible exercise in one of the most important skills they'll need to stay sober: Relying on each other.

Return to OC Campus: A Time to Reflect

Oxford Treatment Center's inaugural Alumni Reunion brought together a remarkable recovery community, including some 200 alumni, family members, staff and current patients. The full day of events included entertainment by musician John McAndrew and comedian Mark Lundholm.

Cuban: Empathy Empowers Others to Recovery

At the University of Mississippi's 4th Annual Collegiate Recovery Community Fall Speaker Event, Brian Cuban described both the importance of offering empathy and the power of setting boundaries when dealing with someone in active addiction. Oxford Treatment Center served as co-sponsor for his talk.

Mark Lundholm: Healing Through Humor

For our entertainer at the 2015 Alumni Reunion, laughter takes the bite out of fear in recovery. Comedian Mark Lundholm has spent the past 27 years helping people heal through humor...

Creative Expression

While drawing and painting can be therapeutic in themselves, clients at Oxford Treatment Center are now engaged in a deeper level of work each time they pick up a paintbrush. Registered Art Therapist Eden W. Flora, MPS, taps her training in both fine art and mental health to facilitate the therapeutic process with clients...

Addiction & The Physician

In lifelong recovery, one of the most important allies you can have is a physician who understands addiction. The desire to gain that understanding — and, in turn, to pass it on to colleagues — drove Tom Fowlkes, MD, to seek advanced training as an addiction medicine specialist...

Weekly Support for Families

Anyone who has a loved one in active addiction, in treatment or in recovery can now access free support through weekly meetings in Oxford, Tupelo and Olive Branch. “Family Hope & Healing: A Journey in Recovery” meets Tuesday evenings at 6 at outpatient offices in all three cities...

Behind the Front Desk, a Beacon of Hope

Twelve years into her own recovery, Jewel Jenkins staffs the main lodge front desk at Oxford Treatment Center. “I love helping people; that's why I'm here,” she says. "If I can come out of this horrible disease of addiction, anybody can..."

After Pain Pill Addiction, Life in Sobriety Feels Like New Beginning

“When you start looking at life to see what you can give instead of what you can get, it changes everything," says Shelby. Three years sober after an addiction to pain pills, she's now focused on caring for her young son and supporting other young moms in recovery...

Medicine and Care Go Hand-in-Hand

For Jessica Bradley, LPN, working in Oxford Treatment Center’s medical detoxification program for the past three years has affirmed the reasons she chose to be a nurse. “We put medicine and caring together,” says Bradley. “Caring for our patients in detox is about applying appropriate medical therapies — but also about simply providing the emotional support for the challenges they’re facing..."

Son’s Recovery Restores Family Relationships

For Michael*, coming to treatment for addiction was his own decision. He saw no reason for his family to get involved — until he saw that, through their support, he didn't have to face the challenges of recovery alone...

Addiction & The Family

Q&A with Dee Meux, ICADC — Oxford Treatment Center's two-day Intensive Family Therapy Program is an integral part of the addiction treatment process. Says coordinator Dee Meux: "If there is no change in the family system, it will be very difficult for the patient to stay sober..."

Past Regrets Become Asset in Recovery

Ricky Clayton spent 40 years of his life in addiction before getting clean and turning his life around. Today, he is finishing his education and working as a support staff member at Oxford Treatment Center. "I guess it’s easy for people who have struggled with addiction to talk to me," he says. "They know I’ve been there, too...”

Embracing New Horizons

Since its launch earlier this year, the Wilderness Therapy program has become a life-changing tool for young adults who come to Oxford Treatment Center for help with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. “From the outside, it simply looks like fun activities,” Wilderness Therapist Troy Young said. “What it’s really about is providing an experience where people forget they’re in therapy. Out here, their real issues come to the surface much more quickly...”

For Lasting Sobriety, Take Time to Practice

Being clean isn’t as bad as he thought it would be. It’s definitely a lot better than jail. That was the verdict 22-year-old Josh* gave after his first few weeks in Oxford Treatment Center’s Sober Living program. The transitional time helped him gain solid footing for lasting recovery...

Sponsorship: We’re In It Together

By Barry Doughty, ICADC, Clinical Therapist for Oxford Treatment Center Sponsorship is the heartbeat of an AA/NA fellowship. Just like your body can’t survive without the heart, the program doesn’t...

A Direct Line to Recovery

When you dial Oxford Treatment Center’s phone number and press 1 for admissions, you’re calling Mary. “The most important thing to me is being there on the other end of the line, to get people the help they need,” says Mary Smith, who's on call 24/7 as Oxford Treatment Center's Director of Admissions...

From Secret Addiction to Determined Recovery

Susan knew how to keep a secret. For years, the 50-year-old grandmother had hidden her addiction to opiate pain medication from her best friends and family members. But ultimately, her love for her family made her determined to get well...

Older Adults & Addiction

Since Oxford Treatment Center debuted its tailored treatment program for young adults age 18 to mid-20s, older patients are also benefiting from groups and living arrangements that are oriented around their clinical needs and make their treatment experience even more effective. Clinical Therapist Barbara Cox, MS, LSW, says that for older adults who have struggled with addiction for years, the first step is learning that hope in recovery is real...

New programs affirm loved ones’ key role in recovery from addiction

Oxford Treatment Center is broadening its offerings for family members, applying the same Continuum of Care model it uses for the effective treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. “Family Hope & Healing: A Journey of Recovery” is free to attend and open to anyone who has had or who currently has a loved one in active addiction.

Grounded in Recovery: ‘Slowly But Surely’

You know the steps. You know your triggers. You know what it takes to stay sober. But, as anyone who has struggled with addiction can attest: Knowing and doing are...

Garry Reifers caps respected career

Oxford Treatment Center’s founding program director is shifting into a part-time role in staff training and education. Reifers, a beloved and well-respected leader in substance abuse treatment, will continue to set a high bar for Oxford Treatment Center's patient care standards...

Young Adult Program

For many young adults, experimenting with drugs and alcohol as an early teen can lead to serious addiction problems by their late teens and early 20s. Because young adults’ life...

Equestrian center, Young Adult Program debut

A two-story equestrian center provides a new centerpiece for Oxford Treatment Center’s residential campus, situated atop a hillside across the lake from the main meeting facilities. Three adjacent new cabins host the Young Adult Program, with their proximity providing close connection to equine and other experiential therapies...

Young Adults & Addiction

Q&A with Psychiatrist Stephen Pannel, DO — Oxford Treatment Center's medical director talks about overcoming resistance to treatment in young adults, and why young people in addiction need a treatment program tailored to their needs...

Crawford named Employee of the Year

Eleven Oxford Centre staff members have been honored for their outstanding service as Employees of the Month for 2014, with Clinical Therapist Clint Crawford, MS, receiving the honor of Employee of the Year. In nominating him, Crawford's colleagues praised his positive attitude and caring approach...

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Addiction & Trauma

Q&A with Michelle Cooper, PhD — Don't ask "Why the addiction?" Ask "Why the pain?" Getting to the root of addiction in order to best support lasting recovery is the goal of Oxford Treatment Center's Trauma Track, for which Cooper serves as clinical therapist...

Patients recommend Oxford Treatment Center

More than 94 percent of patients say they would recommend Oxford Treatment Center to their friends and family members. That sky-high rating came from surveys completed by patients at the conclusion of their stay in Oxford Treatment Center's residential treatment program during the third quarter of 2014. “Even our staff was surprised by the strength of this endorsement,” Executive Director Duke Vinson said...

Experiential Therapists

Henry “Hank” Holmes Recreation Therapist A certified ropes course facilitator through the Association for Challenge Course Technology, Hank Holmes provides experiential and recreational therapy for patients in residential care and...

Clinical Therapists

Owen Sale, Ph.D. Clinical Therapist Dr. Sale has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field serving adults and young people in community, residential, school and university settings....

Medical Staff

Stephen Pannel, DO, ABPN, ABAM Medical Director Dr. Pannel oversees Oxford Treatment Center’s withdrawal management program and provides treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. A graduate of...

Administration

Mark Sawyer Chief Executive Officer Mark Sawyer brings a strong business background and experience in driving clinical excellence in addiction treatment to his role as CEO of Oxford Treatment Center. Prior to...

Outreach

Mark Russell, MSW AAC Outreach Coordinator Based in northeast Mississippi, Mark worked as a clinical outpatient therapist at Oxford Treatment Center’s Tupelo Outpatient Office before joining the AAC Mid-South team....

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist joins staff

Oxford Treatment Center is advancing its commitment to a holistic recovery approach with the addition of Tori Beeler to its staff of experiential therapists. Beeler, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, will be adding new dimensions to Oxford Treatment Center’s outdoor therapy program in the months to come. “Outdoor experiences can be a powerful tool in the therapeutic process, as patients define a new context for life in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction," said Billy Young, CEO...

Equestrian center, cabins take shape

Construction is underway for new additions to Oxford Treatment Center’s residential campus. The new equestrian center, situated on the northwest corner of the campus adjacent to the fitness center, will...

Oxford Treatment Center hosts Mississippi Addiction Professionals

24th Annual MAAP Conference held in Oxford July 22-24 More than 200 addiction professionals gathered in Oxford for a three-day conference recently, focused on how the field of addiction treatment...

Oxford Treatment Center featured in national trade magazine

Oxford Treatment Center was profiled in the May-June edition of Addiction Professional, a national magazine serving the addiction field. Editor Gary Enos highlighted the facility in Environments for Recovery. The...

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This is where change begins. After patients at Oxford Treatment Center have finished the first step of medical detoxification and stabilization, they transition into the residential treatment portion of our...

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Envisioning a life without dependency on drugs and alcohol calls for healing and restoration on every level — body, mind and spirit. Our approach to addiction treatment Is a holistic...

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Family Program key in recovery approach

For patients at Oxford Treatment Center, the unknown horizon of a sober life looks far more hopeful when loved ones stand beside them. The importance of family members’ support in...

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