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Drug Abuse Facts
Drug Addiction in Mississippi
Mississippi has one of the highest opioid prescribing rates in the nation.1 Prescription drug abuse in Mississippi has become a serious public health problem, resulting in accidental overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Affordable behavioral health services are available in the state, but many people go unserved. In fact, on average, only 7.5% of people in Mississippi who needed treatment for drug addiction between 2010-2014 received it.3
Addiction by the Numbers
- In 2015, doctors in Mississippi wrote 105.6 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people.1
- 351 people in the state died of a drug overdose in 2015.2
- In 2010 and 2011, there were a combined 9,781 opioid-related hospitalizations in Mississippi.4
- In 2013-2014, about 65,000 people in Mississippi age 12 or older (2.7% of this group) were dependent on or abused illicit drugs in the past year.3
- An estimated 5.8% of Mississippi adults age 12 or older, or about 141,000 people per year in 2013-2014, were dependent on or abused alcohol.3
- In Mississippi, 9.4% of adolescents aged 12-17 admitted to past-month illicit drug use in 2013-2014—just above the national average of 9.1%.3
- Between 2010 and 2014, more than 95% of people in Mississippi who needed treatment for alcohol addiction did not receive it.3
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
The cost of substance abuse treatment varies greatly from rehab to rehab, depending on a number of factors, so there is no one set price. Some elements that can impact the cost of rehab include the length of stay, the type of treatment (inpatient vs. outpatient), amenities and services offered, and your individual insurance plan.
Let’s verify your coverage for treatment at an American Addiction Centers location. Your information is always confidential.
If you have insurance, you can call your provider to learn more about the details of your plan. If you don’t have insurance, there are plenty of other ways to finance your recovery. Many facilities offer sliding scale and payment plan options for lower-income individuals.
Addiction Treatment Options in MS
In 2016, there were 95 substance abuse treatment facilities in the state (many are private nonprofit or for-profit facilities) offering a variety of services, including detox, counseling, and group therapy.8
Eighty-nine of Mississippi facilities accept cash or private-pay, 67 accept private insurance, 44 accept Medicare, 58 accept Medicaid, 39 accept state health insurance, and 48 accept federally military insurance.8 There are 15 regional community health centers in Mississippi, 4 state-run psychiatric hospitals, and 2 state-run residential programs.6,7
Local Resources for Recovering Addicts
- Mississippi Department of Mental Health Hotline – Call this toll-free hotline if you need help finding services in your area or if you are in crisis. It is open around-the-clock.
- Mississippi Department of Mental Health Provider Directory – Use this searchable directory to find certified mental health and addiction treatment providers.
- Mississippi Community Mental Health Centers – Find affordable treatment for mental health problems, alcoholism, and drug addiction in your county.
- Mississippi Assembly of Alcoholics Anonymous – A statewide directory of local AA meetings in your area.
- Mississippi Region of Narcotics Anonymous – Search for local, free 12-step meetings for people who want to quit using drugs.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). U.S. States Prescribing Rates.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Drug Overdose Death Data: 2015 Death Rates.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral Health Barometer: Mississippi 2015.
- Mississippi Department of Mental Health. (2015). Mississippi Morbidity Report.
- Staneva, Dobbs, Pearson, et al. (2017). The Mississippi Opioid Epidemic: Data Brief.
- Mississippi Department of Mental Health. (2016). FY16 Services Snapshot.
- Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Regional Community Health Centers.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2016 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities.