Treatment Center Setting
Extra Mile Recovery for Men Philosophy
The Extra Mile is a place of new beginnings for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and addiction. Tucked away in the beautiful landscape of the Natchez Trace, our center provides a serene environment which allows our residents to focus on themselves and begin healing. Through a combination of intensive clinical therapy and 12 step immersion, a solution is given and a new model for living is developed. Our patients will graduate with a firm understanding of their disease and a method to find complete freedom from it. The families of our patients will also learn tools to create a healthy dynamic with their loved one. Our team members are not only the highest caliber professionals, but have recovered from their own battles with addiction. This is of the utmost importance to relaying this solution, as we have been where our patients are. This uniquely qualifies us to treat this disease! Our goal is to send our people out into the communities, not only to stay sober themselves, but to be able to provide these tools to others. Our graduates will truly know what it means to go The Extra Mile for their recovery!
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term "medical detoxification" means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person's unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
After achieving sobriety himself, Scott decided to help others with their recovery by starting Brightside Sober Living and now he has opened Extra Mile Recovery to help other men experiencing the disease of addiction.
Rod Farrar has been working in the chemical dependency field since 1995. Since then, Rod pursued his master’s degree and is a licensed therapist. In addition to facilitating therapy, Rod has been an instructor of Psychology at the community college level as well as the Mississippi Addiction Counselor Training Program for Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals. Rod is a board-qualified supervisor for professional counseling and certified supervisor for MAAP. Rod specializes in the treatment of trauma, complicated grief and chemical dependency and enjoys supervising beginning clinicians in the art of counseling.
Andrea Garrison, MD
Dr. Garrison is a trained psychiatrist and an ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine specialist. After graduating from Medical School she completed her residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. She developed a great interest in Chemical Dependency problems and advanced her training by completing a one year fellowship program in Addiction Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Dr. Garrison has worked extensively with dual diagnosis patients and she understands that in most cases there is an underlying psychological issue that has to be addressed along with the addiction. Dr. Garrison is very passionate about finding the right approach for every one of her patients; whether it is medication, psychotherapy or a spiritual transformation.
Jay Miles is a counselor here at The Extra Mile and is responsible for one-on-one counselling sessions as well as group therapy and individualized treatment planning. Jay is a native of Oxford, MS and has achieved his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi. Jay has experienced personal recovery from drugs and alcohol since July of 2012 and has been employed by drug and alcohol treatment centers for several years. Jay is certified in Crisis Prevention, AED, and CPR. Jay believes that one addict helping another is a very advantageous strategy when battling substance abuse and will provide an introduction to or strengthening of recovery through the 12-step model.
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ABOUT THE EXTRA MILE SOBER LIVING- MANTACHIE, MS
The Extra Mile Sober Living, located in Mantachie, Miss., offers long-term residential treatment and sober living to adult men in recovery from substance abuse. The goal of the facility is to help clients increase their personal skills in honesty, accountability, employment, social interaction, self-esteem, and achievement. All residents of the facility must have successfully completed primary residential treatment before moving in.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-Steps and clients regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Treatment is divided into three phases- Phase one for the first 30 days, Phase two from months two through five, and Phase three from 6 months on. All clients of the program must commit to staying for a minimum of six months and may stay as long as two years.
During phase one, clients attend four to five AA or NA meetings per week, obtain an AA/NA sponsor, participate in group and individual therapy, and look for employment. In phase two, clients continue to work through the 12-steps and start employment once they secure a job. During this phase clients also form short and long-term goals with their counselors, may mentor newcomers to the program, and continue participating in all components of the Extra Mile program. In phase three, clients continue to work through the same components of phase two.
Throughout treatment, clients will also receive individual counseling one time per week and attend an intensive group session once per week. Daily morning meditation groups are offered. Guest speakers and sober socials are planned. Clients also receive advice and guidance on individual health and wellness plans to foster healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Attendance at church on Sunday mornings is mandatory but clients may attend the church of their choice. Finally, clients receive regular, random drug and breath alcohol testing.
The treatment team includes certified an alcohol and drug counselor who is also the director and owner, a therapist, and a resident advisor who supervises and oversees the cabins and apartments. Resident advisors are clients who have at least one year of sobriety and they assist the director with daily supervision and accountability of residents.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility offers a total of 24 beds in rustic log cabins and apartments. Log cabins are two bedrooms, 1 bathroom units that house four individuals each. Apartments are either one or two bedrooms, one bathroom with two or four individuals in each.
Each unit includes a fully equipped kitchen and bedrooms with twin beds, linens, and closet space provided. Bathrooms are stocked with towels and other bath linens. All housing options have central heat and air conditioning and washers/dryers. Clients can enjoy TV with cable, comfortable living rooms with fireplaces, outside decks and patio sets, and views of the fishing pond.
At the time of this writing, there has been one friend or family member polled by Rehabs.com. However, the individual did not answer any questions related to various metrics of the facility and simply commented, “Great program! Great staff!”
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on one total reviews. The reviewer, however, did not leave any comments with his review. There are no additional third party reviews available at the time of this writing.
The cost of treatment at the facility is not published and is based on a sliding scale fee depending on the client’s personal and financial situation. The Extra Mile’s website indicates that there is an admission fee due at the start of the program that covers all expenses of the first 30 days. In the second month, clients should have secured employment with help from the facility which will cover additional expenses moving forward.
Published on August 2017
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