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.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
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!
Extra Mile Recovery for Men 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Scott Smith - Founder
Rod Farrar - Clinical Director
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 - Medical Director
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 - Counselor
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.
How Our Help Line Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org help line is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC) or a paid sponsor.