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New outpatient campus nears completion

Oxford Treatment Center will celebrate the opening of its new outpatient campus with a ribbon cutting, open house and reception on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Michael Cartwright, CEO of parent company American Addiction Centers (AAC), will be on hand to meet community members and talk about AAC’s commitment to Oxford, Lafayette County and the University of Mississippi.

“With the opening of the new outpatient center, our company now has two outstanding facilities and more than 130 employees in Lafayette County,” Cartwright said. “American Addiction Centers is invested for the long-term in this community. We are committed to providing the highest quality clinical care here to help people recover from addiction. We are also committed to applying resources here toward outreach and prevention.”

The ribbon cutting for the 12,000-square-foot Oxford Outpatient Center is set for 11:30 a.m. with the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. A reception will follow until 1 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

Located at 611 Commerce Parkway off Highway 7 South, the Oxford Outpatient Center is home to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This part-time treatment program includes three weekly group sessions, several one-on-one sessions with a therapist and frequent drug screenings. People join IOP either as a follow-up to residential treatment or as an entry point to recovery, depending on their treatment needs.

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Local aftercare, alumni and outreach programs will also be based at the new outpatient center. Adjacent to the main building is Resolutions Oxford, a 48-bed staff-monitored community for people in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Programs at the new campus are part of Oxford Treatment Center’s complete continuum of care for drug and alcohol addiction.

Individuals can begin with medical detox and residential treatment at the center’s main campus at Etta, 16 miles northeast of Oxford. They can transition next into IOP while living in the adjacent Resolutions community. This provides support in the critical first weeks after residential treatment.

“When everything in your life has been focused on drugs or alcohol, you need a chance to practice this new clean-and-sober lifestyle,” said Billy Young, CEO of Oxford Treatment Center.

“Going straight back home after treatment typically leads to a greater chance of relapse. But spending several weeks in a sober community doubles your chance of still being clean at one year. Our facilities and programs are all built around that goal — helping people achieve long-term sobriety.”

Prior to the opening of the new outpatient campus, Oxford Treatment Center offered IOP at an outpatient office on University Avenue. Sober living housing was provided off-site in Lafayette County.

The center will continue to offer transitional housing at the original sober living homes, for people who have completed a stay at Resolutions but want the continued support of sharing a home with others in recovery.

For more information or to schedule an assessment for addiction treatment, call the Oxford Outpatient Center at (662) 281-1306.