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Oxford Treatment Center, Tupelo Philosophy
Oxford Treatment Center, which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), adheres to a philosophy that addresses the mind, body, and spirit. They are committed to investing in the whole person, because finding new ways to experience and enjoy life is key to sustaining recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
The Oxford treatment program is structured to include a rich range of experiential therapies in which each patient will take part. These aspects of the program are designed to help patients process the thoughts and feelings they will experience during their time in treatment. These sessions also build hope for the future, affirming that a life free from drugs and alcohol can include surprising new dimensions.
Located in downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, the Tupelo Outpatient Office hosts an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This 10-week, part-time treatment program can serve as an alternative or follow-up to residential treatment for substance abuse disorders.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Meet the Staff
Founding Program Director
Focused today on training and education, Garry developed the clinical content of The Oxford Center’s residential program and provided supervision for all counselors and therapists. A 30-year veteran of the substance abuse treatment field, Garry served as Program Director for The Haven House in Oxford from 2000-12. There, he worked to transform the size and scope of the program and was instrumental in creating the first medically assisted detoxification program for a Mississippi Department of Mental Health substance abuse treatment program.
A founding partner of The Oxford Center, Billy has been involved in the treatment of addictive disorders for more than 30 years. His past experience includes successful tenures as Executive Director of Pine Grove Recovery Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Executive Director of a CRC Health facility in Nashville, Tenn.; and CEO of Remuda Ranch in Wickenburg, Ariz. A native Mississippian, he holds an undergraduate degree from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and obtained his master’s degree from the University of Mississippi.
Mary L. Smith
Director of Admissions
When patients and families reach out to The Oxford Center, Mary’s role is to connect them with the help they need. Her experience in the addiction-recovery field includes working as a clinical assistant, family program counselor and admissions officer at New Life Lodge in Tennessee and volunteering with 23rd Judicial District Drug Court in Dickson County, Tenn. Her experience also includes managing sober-living homes for women.
Barbara Cox, MS, LSW, MAC
Interim Manager of Outpatient Services
Barbara, a licensed social worker and Master Addiction Counselor, oversees clinical services at Oxford Treatment Center’s three outpatient offices. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Union University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining Oxford Treatment Center, she served clients through Mississippi Vocational Rehabilitation Services, working with the disabled and with those in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. She has served on the advisory board for Ability Works in Oxford and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
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ABOUT OXFORD TREATMENT CENTER - TUPELO
Located in downtown Tupelo, Miss., right on Main Street and less than a half a mile west oFf U.S. Highway 45, the Tupelo Outpatient Office of the Oxford Treatment Center offers an intensive outpatient (IOP) program for adults struggling with substance abuse. The facility can also accommodate individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders, placing it among the 45 facilities in Mississippi to offer this service.
Owned by American Addiction Centers, the Oxford Tupelo location generally serves as a step-down from the residential program available in Etta, Miss. There are also two additional Oxford outpatient facilities, in the towns of Oxford and Olive Branch.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients in the IOP meet for group therapy sessions three times per week for 10 weeks. Individual and family counseling sessions are also a part of the program, as are 12-step meetings, which clients are required to attend. The IOP also offers drug and alcohol assessments, regular drug testing, community education, intervention services, a family program, and aftercare services.
For loved ones, there is a free, therapist-led support group for anyone with a friend of family member who is struggling with addiction or going through recovery. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and cover topics related to addiction education and family dynamics. In Mississippi, the facility is among the 32.6 percent of facilities to offer an intensive outpatient program.
Oxford Treatment Center's treatment team includes a licensed clinical social worker and master's-level addiction counselor. Clients also have access to the in-house medical staff, including physicians and nurses.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from the facility’s alumni, but reviews on third-party sites are mostly positive. At the time of this writing, Oxford Treatment Center's Facebook page, with the facility may have the ability to manage, has 58 ratings that average 4.4 out of five stars.
Many former clients claimed that the program saved their lives and commended the staff for being compassionate and passionate about their jobs. "This place is great. Everyone at the center helped me in some way," wrote Tracy. "Best place for recovery where staff becomes family," added Erin. The only slightly negative review came from Isaac, who gave three stars and wrote: "They favor those who do wrong to others they kick out those who speak up for themselves and others."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
A single loved one has provided Rehabs.com with feedback at the time of this writing. The anonymous reviewer awarded four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. They wrote: "i have a family member that has used this clinic several times i the past, we've always recieved good results," and also notes that the center "offers the latest technology."
According to the Oxford Center’s website, most commercial insurance plans are accepted.
In September of 2018, Mississippi passed the The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to provide additional resources for long-term treatment solutions and greater access to these resources. “I think it’s great that both sides are working to pass legislation,” said Dr. Stephen Pannell, medical director of the Oxford Treatment Center in Lafayette County.
Published on December 2018
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