Oxford Treatment Center

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 3.6
  • Accommodations: 3.3
  • Meals: 3.9
  • Effectiveness: 3.5
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Contact Information
297 CR 244
Etta, MS 38627
8777641316
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is not Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Oxford Treatment Center 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. After patients at Oxford Treatment Center have finished the first step of medical detoxification and stabilization, they transition into the Residential Treatment portion of the program. Separated from the substances that have controlled their lives and removed from the daily patterns that facilitated addiction, patients begin the hard, hopeful work of re-building their lives.

Oxford Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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DL

Great place!!!!

Adrian

This is a terrible place to be. I was treated like a child. I\'m 48. I\'m a grown woman. I have been clean for two years, but not because of a damn thing this place did, but because when I got out, I ...

Bethany

I loved the Oxford Center. Being there changed my life. I now have over 3 years clean, when I used to not be able to get 3 days. The detox was the best I\'ve ever had. I was kept completely comfortabl...

Jerald

I had a great experience at The Oxford Center. I could never stay clean before coming to The Oxford Center. I was welcomed with open arms by their friendly staff. I found out about the OC two or three...

JJ

This is a neutral review of the Oxford Treatment Center, from a person who actually went there. Everyone should know what is really going on at this place before you send yourself or a loved one into ...

Dan

My experience at the Oxford Center was interesting to say the least. The nursing staff is extremely rude and unprofessional. They made me feel very uncomfortable and not cared about from day one. They...

Danny

The staff are concerned and they have compassion. The staff has recovery time also, meaning they don't just explain the recovery process from a book they also lived it.

W. T.

Caring staff Located in a serene environment. Great facilities. Maybe catered more to younger patients. Had a family member go to the facility. Our family learned a lot about addiction, mainly how to...

D. F. H.

Family program is absolutely awesome. Also their Sober Living program is wonderful. Since I wasn't a patient there I did not experience the day to day program. However my son said it was one of the be...

NM

The top in the nation for a reason

Ks

The nursing staff overall is ok two of the women are always sitting around doing nothing and one woman is very rude and hateful towards the patients she talks to you as if you\'re a criminal in a jail...

Brenda

This place has been such a blessing to my family! My daughter got the help she needed to live a clean and sober life. Thank you all for the work you do. We are so grateful!!

Holly

You helped me give my kids the mommy they deserve! I was a 20-year addict and alcoholic. You gave me the life I deserve! Sober since 8/21/12.

Anonymous

They were kind.

Joseph

There were only 2 people who had the proper credentials to be a substance abuse counselor including being in the field for near 30 years. The levels of unprofessionalism from most of the staff was unb...

Cbi

Made it fine while in detox after moving they put me in cabin with adults instead of youths. Tried to stick it out but could not sleep due to bugs in bed. ... I checked myself out. I came here for hel...


Areas of Focus
Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Medical Detoxification

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.

Individualized Treatment

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.

Residential Treatment

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.

Key Staff Members
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    Billy Young - CEO

    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.

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    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.

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    Garry Riefers - 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.

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    Chip Peterson, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CADC - Interim Clinical Director

    A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Chip provides oversight for all Oxford Treatment Center’s clinical operations. He has served as outpatient services manager and provided direct patient care in all clinical programs, as well as serving as a group facilitator for our Family Program. His prior experience includes working at the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi (NCADD) in Tupelo. Chip holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a master of education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Delta State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP).