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 for research-based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction continues to grow, Oxford Treatment Center is expanding to help more people.
This fall, the center opened two new cabins on its main campus in rural northeastern Lafayette County, Mississippi. With 24 additional beds in semi-private rooms, the new cabins bring the total capacity to 100 patients. That includes 12 beds dedicated to the center’s medical detox program, where patients receive care from in-house psychiatrists and 24/7 nursing staff.
Construction is also underway on a new 20,000-square-foot support building on the main campus. Meanwhile, a new outpatient office and sober living campus are taking shape just outside the small college town of Oxford.
“Our goal in all these projects is to give people the best possible start for lifelong recovery,” said Billy Young, co-founder and CEO of Oxford Treatment Center. “Patients coming out of active addiction need ongoing medical management, healthy coping tools and strong support to face each day without drugs or alcohol. The continuum of care we provide is designed to support their long-term recovery.”
Oxford Treatment Center is based on a 110-acre campus located 16 miles northeast of Oxford, off Highway 30. The center opened its doors in January 2012. It became part of American Addiction Centers (AAC) in 2015. Over the past three years, it has doubled its capacity to care for patients at the Etta campus. Waiting lists to get in were typical before the most recent expansion.
Oxford Treatment Center welcomes patients from across the country into residential treatment programs that last 30 to 45 days. The programs include traditional group and individual therapy, as well as a range of experiential therapies such as art, wilderness and equine.
Patients step down into outpatient treatment programs for an average of 10 more weeks. Staying in a sober living community during that time provides accountability and support, as people practice a new clean-and-sober lifestyle.
Oxford Treatment Center currently maintains an outpatient office in Oxford on University Avenue, with off-site sober living homes providing 12 beds each for men and women. Those will be replaced with four new 12-bed sober living homes, slated for completion in early spring 2017. The new 12,000-square-foot outpatient building is located beside the homes.
On the main campus, additional improvements this fall have included an expansion and upgrade of the restaurant-style kitchen, extensive new landscaping including fire pits and outdoor seating areas, road expansion and paving, and a second lakeside pavilion. A new indoor riding arena is also under construction, so that patients can benefit from the center’s signature equine therapy program in all weather.