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Oxford Treatment Center
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. Located near Memphis in DeSoto County, Mississippi, the Olive Branch 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.
Oxford Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details
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- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
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.
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.
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.