Oxford Treatment Center - Etta

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297 County Road 244
Etta, MS 38627
8777641316 Visit Website
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  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

At Oxford, your treatment won’t be one-size-fits-all. We know that every person has a unique story and unique goals for recovery. You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan, created for you by our caring and qualified team, tailored to your individual goals and needs. Our continuum of care will ensure that you’ll have every step of treatment you need. Whether you need medical detox, a stay in a residential program, or an intensive outpatient program, you’ll find a comprehensive program at Oxford. We offer a wide range of therapies and treatment modalities to help you achieve your goal of recovery. We capitalize on our scenic location in Etta Mississippi near a national forest, and incorporate outdoor activities, such as hiking and horseback riding, into our therapies. We also offer music, art, and trauma-informed therapies, in addition to the usual group and individual therapy courses. We also have a variety of treatment modalities, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy. Recovery involves much more than giving up substances—it’s a whole new way of living and connecting with yourself and others. At Oxford, we have an ideal environment in Etta Mississippi that allows us to provide a whole host of activities and amenities that allow you to connect to nature, reflect, restore your physical health, and reconnect. Whether you want to focus on strengthening your body at our fitness centers, meditate on the banks of our private lake, or work with animals in our equine therapy program, our facility will provide a variety of features to not only make your stay enjoyable but to give you the best possible head start in recovery. While your recovery toolkit will have filled up nicely by the end of your stay at residential treatment, not everybody is ready to move forward alone. Oxford’s aftercare planners and alumni coordinators will make sure you have a plan and a support network for transitioning back into the world after treatment. We also know the importance of making and maintaining a network of sober individuals, so we’ll connect you with local AA and 12-step chapters and with a national alumni network to provide you with a comprehensive support network for recovery.

Oxford Treatment Center - Etta Reviews and Ratings Details

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I liked my therapist Laura Merrill. I enjoyed the outside meetings a lot and I thought there was a good balance of programming and down time.


I feel like I was able to get a good education on my addiction at The Oxford Center. I got a wide variety of tools to help me. I loved all the different therapies art, meditation, horses, music. I lov...


I had a good experience at Resolutions and feel better about my sobriety


I love this place I’ve met some really great people here and the staff can be helpful. The food is starting to get better. It’s the best place I’ve been to.


I liked Resolutions because it was laid back. You got to keep your phone and go to meetings. It was a good in between from regular treatment and going to sober living.


It was better than the last place I went to, ten times better. I liked the groups and loved my therapist Martinese. I liked everything about my stay at Resolutions.


Its been a great experience for me I would recommend it to anyone. You get back what yu=ou put into it. You have to put in some work. I was in Etta and at Resolutions and I feel like I have enjoyed th...


I have been relaxed and getting a long with people.


I had a good experience other than a medication issue that was resolved


Awesome treatment center. Big campus with so much to do.


I am a veteran and worked with Jarome while I was in Etta. It was a good experience. Forest from case management was very helpful. I spent 35 days in Etta and another 35 at Resolutions. Everyone was r...


The staff was nice and genuinely care about me and didn't try and push anything on you.


I loved Martinises, I have a lot of confidence in her, I gained a lot from my time with her. What you get is what you put into it. I do like all the classes. I got a lot of really good tools. I have b...


Good facility. Great people


I liked that after three we got time for ourselves and had the option to go to meetings. I liked the counseling I got from Laura Merrell and the groups were good. I have nothing bad to say


I liked Hanks class and LGBTQ in Etta. I got to spend a lot of time with my fellow pts there which was my favorite part. I also went to Resolutions and liked it there too


The food was good and the cleanliness was good! I liked the counseling


I liked Hanks teaching. I am a veteran and worked with Jarome and got a lot out of the trauma groups. D was great, treated everyone with respect. The people make the community.


I appreciate the comprehensive approach to treatment employed by OTC that encompasses multiple therapies including a cognitive behavioral approach, dialectical behavioral therapy, traditional 12 step ...


This place is great. Its helped me a lot. Please if you need help its a great community. We are all in it together for everybody's well being


Great place to learn new skills to help with my sobriety and get my future plans in order. Helpful staff and nice facilities. Resolutions was great for getting me ready to have a healthy routine in my...


As a long term employee I have seen many lives changed by the therapeutic services offered and received by patients in our care. The staff are true professionals and treat patients, visitors and other...


We were treated like people and not just clients. We were welcomed like family and cared about. My thoughts and feelings were taken into consideration.


some of the employees are very helpful & really care about you and your recovery, others not as much. hank, vikki, ralph, toya, & leigh are a few who you can tell really care, and put in effort to hel...


The entire staff is amazing. They genuinely do this because of their passion for helping others. Special kudos to Ron, Donna, Vikki, and Courtney. I hope I never have to come back here unless it is to...


Its got its pros and cons but its been good experience.


I liked outpatient more than Etta. You have more freedom at Oxford outpatient than in Etta. I also liked that the classes were smaller. In Etta some of the lectures are so big that its hard to get wha...


Treatment was good


I have been at The Oxford Center as an employee for several years. It is a great work environment with a culture committed to helping individuals on there recovery journey. I have been privleged to be...


Counselor’s very helpful. Meals were okay but the medical/ nursing were unacceptable. Medicine line was terrible at night and weekends


I loved my cabin mates and all of the classes. I loved the breathing and meditation that we did, painting, and the equine. I loved the fact that we have been in a closed environment but have the freed...


went to this location fro 30 days of treatment and feel confident in my next steps for recovery. Staff is very helpful and therapy is 10 out of 10. Definitely recommend going here if you struggle with...


the resolutions staff was amazing just like the ones over at Etta. I was welcomed with open arms and wasnt made to feel like a stranger. I am blessed to have had the chance to gain a sense of understa...


Great staff and an amazing campus. The classes were very helpful the cabins were comfortable and clean


Great staff and experience. Enjoyed the freedom of exercising and playing basketball. They really help you get back on your feet.


Great experie3nce, learned a lot about addiction how to rehab. I now have a better outlook on life to take home with me.


When I came to Oxford I didn't want to change. I was court ordered and was just biding my time. After a while, I began to buy into the program and I am thankful that they helped me get on the right pa...


I like the phone policy and how people are realistic with the real world. You stay constantly busy and it helps keep your mind off things. Its beautiful. The horses are amazing and its a cool way to h...


My time at OTC was the best the way they show you how your addiction is similar to the natural order in life is outstanding. I would have never seen my struggle and things I have done in active addict...


This place was awesome, I had laura merril for my therapist and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for help.


Great facility. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and empathetic and they offer flexible individual treatment plans that meet patients where they’re at. This place doesn’t take a one size fits ...


I liked the staff, they are my favorite. They have the most wonderful people I have ever met. They are kind and generous with their time. They have given me guidance and skills to handle myself out in...


I am very glad and relieved that I randomly chose the Oxford Treatment Facility as my home of sobriety and to maintain it. I have grown to love the staff as well as my fellow people wishing to obtain ...


I was blessed with the therapists that I was given, Laura Merrill and Deja. I was at both Resolutions and Etta and preferred Etta. the classes at Resolutions are too big. Overall I had a really good e...


The Oxford House was really open to new ways to help us during group classes. The staff was really understanding and kind, always willing to help and offer one on one time. I liked how Dr. Panel took ...


Love this treatment program and the supportive staff. Everyone here is extremely knowledgeable on addiction.


Oxford Treatment Center played an essential role in me being able to get a fresh start in my life. I fought my family and friends with all I had in me to keep living the life I was living. The addict ...


the best place ... i am so happy i chose Oxford Treatment Center or rather they chose me .. i found my light still could shine !!! im so Thankful to be where im at today !!!!


I believe in the program here. I have learned so many tools. The atmosphere was amazing along with nice, caring staff. The food could have been better. Missy was amazing to me as well.


Love this place, I’m so grateful for them, they helped me when no one else could, I have absolutely 0 complaints


This place is the best! Life saver.


I was at Resolutions and I liked the freedom of being able to leave campus. We were able to order good food. I liked the whole set up at Oxford Outpatient with the gym and how the classes get you enga...


Awesome place. Counselors are great, Groups are great! This place really saved my life.


Oxford Treatment Center changed my life! The staff and counselors are amazing, many of them are in recovery themselves. The peer groups and social aspect of OTC is what really makes all the difference...


The Oxford Center has truly changed my life. My therapist at Etta, Stephanie M. was wonderful and helped me to know that its ok to smile again. At Resolutions my therapist Laura Merrill has helped me ...


A great experience.


This was a pretty great treatment center. I would say it really didn’t feel like a typical treatment center, which is what made it stand out to me. Solid choice.


I have learned a lot from OTC. I have been through several treatment centers, but here I was able to be more open about my past. I think it is because of the quick comfortableness that I got with the ...


I really loved the tools they gave you to continue your recovery.


i really enjoyed my time at resolutions treatment center. the staff are all very helpful and friendly. the therapist are exceptional. they helped me tremendously. i would definately recommend resoluti...


Oxford Treatment Center was a great place to go for treatment. I am leaving feeling confident that I have learned what I need to stay sober. The therapists, especially Johnny were awesome to work with...


OTC was overall a great program. The staff that I came in contact with were very helpful and accommodating. It is a comfortable and quiet environment. Providing 3 meals a day is something to be thankf...


The system seeMs effective but it is difficult to review before I am done. At three weeks in: There are truly inspiring and helpful counselors, specifically Deejah (sp), Jerome, Dee, and Hank. Also h...


This place overall was pretty awesome. However when you call the call center they tell you the things you can bring, and the things you can’t. They have no idea what they are talking about. They tol...


Most of the staff is super nice and helpful! I would say 85% of the staff are very supportive and like the job. The other half are rude and treat you like a junkie and are here just for a pay check. H...


The food is not great. However the information presented is informative and helpful if you apply it.


I attended the Oxford Treatment Center in Etta in early June 2021. The staff and facility were great during my 28 day stay. I enjoyed how the campus was spread out to allow everyone their space while ...


Great experience! Classes and my therapist Rickey were great. Some meals were better than others but overall not bad at all. I had a great experience!


Oxford Treatment Center helped to set me on a path that would forever change my life. OTC introduced me to a whole new world of recovery and living a life free from drugs and alcohol. I will forever b...


Treatment is good, however it’s down fall is the food and nutrition. The accommodations are average at best because need improvement, some showers do not work properly sinks do not drain some gym eq...


Deja, Sam, Ralph, Dee, Ron, and many others have helped me in so many different ways and have taken care of me I'm very grateful for the staff here and the resources they've given me to help further m...


I think the oxford treatment center is a nice place to go to when you want to get some treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction.


I was impressed about this place from the Flyer from Floyd Detox Center in Alabama. This showed horses and a lake to fish in. I was sent to Resolution and have yet got to ride a horse. I even asked Mr...


very good program.


The staff at Oxford really care about helping the patients. The location allows you to escape and focus on yourself without outside distraction.


Oxford treatment center is the best investment of time and money I\'ve in my life. The staff is professional,caring,and knowledgable in all areas of substance abuse disorder along with mental health i...


This is a very good treatment facility. Laura Merrill was my therapist and i couldn’t have asked for somebody better. She has helped me in so many ways, she is amazing. Johnny is an amazing therapis...


I stayed at Oxford treatment center - Resolutions for one month and loved it! I wish I had done this years ago. The staff is very professional but also a lot of fun. The info on addiction and recovery...


I really appreciate everyone here at OTC for the type of enviroment that was provided.


I finished the 30 day treatment at this facility. I recieved the help I went after. I spent 8 days in detox. The staff was very professional and monitored me every step of the way! Each day was full ...


I really enjoyed my stay here at the oxford center. The staff and the therapists really helped me through my struggles and gave me really good coping skills to use when i get home. I definitely got a ...


Food was good but we didn\'t get what we needed on a regular basis. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable.


Great people. They really do care about their clients. When I first went to detox in Etta, I was mad at the world. Looking back, I really appreciate everything they did for me at Etta and at Resolutio...


I spent over 150 days in Residential and PHP treatment between the Oxford Center's Etta and Resolutions campuses. The decision to enter treatment at the Oxford Center saved my life. My alcoholism led ...


I spent 30 days at OTC. My 1st 8 days were spent in a detox/hospital setting and I was well taken care of by a very professional staff! Food could be better but I gained 10 lbs while there and feel b...


I was very pleased with my experience here. The staff held informative groups. They cared about my individual well being and progress. The housing was more than most should expect from a rehab facilit...


I have been to 3 different rehabs over the last 12 years. I would rate this as the best. They have great counselors that really care and know what they are talking about. It is also a very balanced ...


the staff members here were amazing. they helped me a cope with my sober life and how everything breaks down to why i like to get high. they have taught me alot since ive been here and im very thankfu...


Enjoyed my stay. Everyone was very helpful and concerned with our recovery. I recommend this place for anyone seeking help with recovery.


My stay at Oxford Treatment Center's Resolutions campus was an experience I needed to move on and succeed further in life. Before I came here I was depressed, homeless, and hopelessly strung out on dr...


Oxford Treatment Center, Resolutions campus, was a great experience for me. I was able to really talk about my issues and find the positives about recovery. The staff here are all very welcoming and a...


Extremely beneficial to those truly needing to change their life. The staff and therapists genuinely have your best interests at heart and make every effort to work with you on building a positive fut...


Very efficient.


this place really helped me get the support i needed and find my path


At first I was very close minded to this place. But like my favorite therapist says, "everything's divine." I truly believe this is the exact place I was supposed to be at this exact moment in my life...


Treatment, facility, and staff are all great at Resolutions. Staff at Etta, as far as counselors and Case Management, need some work.


I spent 60 days here, and i have zero complaints. Wonderful housing, staff, food, and a good community of people. After completing my time here I am very confident in a successful recovery for myself.


A good place, but at the end of the day I only have a choice back. They treated my physical condition and gave me the tools to work on my spiritual self.


Nice staff, good counselors, good place to go for structure


The one-on-one therapists that OTC offers are top-of-the-line and very dedicated to the outcome each patient's treatment. I was impressed at the comprehensive approach that OTC uses to help patients c...


man this place was amazing . i met some of the best people ive ever met in my life here. thank yall for everything youve done for me . yall are the best


Oxford treatment center over all is one of the best facilities I have seen or experienced. The staff is very caring and helpful. The classes and education given will stick with me for a life time. I h...


my experience here has been the best great staff and great people who want to change


This is my first time in treatment and it has been a great experience. The facility is nice, the staff is great, the majority are in recovery themselves so they know and understand what you\'re going ...


When I came to Oxford I didn't believe I'd get the help I needed and had such a bad attitude. My first week I noticed the difference in my attitude because the staff never gave up on me even when I ma...


i was here at the oxford facility for 45 days and absolutly loved it. a great experience for addicts who are serious about recovering. the program is amazing and the staff was great. and most importan...


My 64 day experience at Oxford Treatment Center has been wonderful. ALL of the staff genuinely cares about our success in recovery. Everyone is so kind and respectful. I did a week in detox, 33 days i...


I went to this facility at the beginning of the Covid crisis and their procedure in testing and getting you into detox is efficient. Detox is not a pleasant thing, and it never will be. I was there fr...


wonderful staff filled with helpful counselors set on a beautiful landscape with hoses, a lake, and other amenities truly built for recovery.


I\'ve been seeking treatment since 2018, and I had great experiences within the sober community in Texas, but I felt like this was home. Everyone was very kind as I went through my days of Resolutions...


Met alot of people to help me stay Sober!


First off; the website lies about alot of the things they say the offer. They have pictures of people painting, on kayaks, etc. I went for a month and it was classes all day. It is indeed “one size ...


I have been the both inpatient at Etta and outpatient in oxford! Both were great! But I got more out or resolutions! The staff is great and very caring! Your well taken care of! Would recommend oxford...


I am on my 41 day clean. I owe it to the excellent care and treatment at Oxford. I went reluctantly, but once I detoxed and got out of the drug induced fog i was in, I found my hope. I found my worth,...


Warning warning!!! ⚠️ this place is HORRIBLE! Everything they show on their website is inaccurate! U sleep in tiny twin beds that are hard as a rock! I was given 2 tb tests and they never looked f...


Lousy place. Therapists were legit, food sucked, accommodations terrible, meetings mostly youtube stuff. It is designed to maximize extraction from your insurance. Owner is nothing more than a busines...


Nasty.Do not ever go there!!!!!


I am forever grateful for my stay at Oxford Treatment Center. The secluded location was more like a resort than it was a treatment center. The therapist and other staff will always hold a special plac...


They treated all of his problems. Mental and physical. Helped with coping skills. Helped him regain confidence to come home and deal with everyday life.


I am greatfull for Oxford treatment center and the staff that work here. they really care bout all clients and their families. I would recommend Oxford treatment center to anyone needing help with the...




It was a lot to take in. Have some good counselors. Need to be more transparent.


My son received outstanding and effective treatment at Oxford Treatment Center. He had a somewhat unusual, but very serious addiction, to a substance called SARMS, which is a steroid-type substance. T...


Well run facility, great staff, great learning sessions and activities


Treatment is great in detox. Once realeased expect 30-45min wait times for medication and meals. Most classes consist of YouTube videos with little to no instruction from the treatment “professional...


I was treated very nice and received everything I needed to get by and feel as comfortable as possible. Most of the staff were recovering addicts which helps a lot because they actually know what we w...


I’ve been to 4 different treatment centers and oxford was by far the best facility. The staff was amazing and helpful, the food didn’t make me feel like I was in jail and everyone got along. Highl...


The therapist and staff went out of their way to give you what YOU need for treatment, not a cookie cutter facility. I have been to 14 different treatment centers and this is tied for the BEST. So man...


Similar to others we have sought help from


The facilities and staff of the Oxford treatment center are outstanding. Very knowledgable caring staff at all levels, many of whom are in recovery themselves. Across the board excellence from food to...


I thought that the treatment was good. I really think that the center needs to have more staff to contain the young ones


This facility is great, the counselors and medical staff are fantastic but I do need to say the administration staff are HORRIBLE They were hounding me for money the day I got out of detox I was down ...


It's rehab dude, no one has a good time the first week or so, your sick, but you make friends and get sober and you can enjoy life sober


Good variety of classes and activities I was particularly happy with the equine therapy and the staff at the barn


Oxford Treatment Center was a great experience. The staff are amazing and really take the time to get to know you, as well as help with your recovery. I would highly recommend Oxford Treatment Center ...


Horrible experience here. They manipulate you and your family. They are not equipped to handle many addictions. They will violate your patient confidentiality agreement and they will tell you anything...


Here is my own personal experience from this Rehab center. When I told the counselor I'd felt like I did not belong here and i was taking up a bed. mind you the reason why I came here was for marijuan...


Our son completed 45 days at Etta and 60 days at Oxford intensive outpatient. We participated in family weekend and felt it was very beneficial. Our sons therapist was amazing. She was so professional...


This is long. Howver I ENCOURAGE you to read it, to get the real picture of the place. Especially if you stay 30 days (aged 26+) or 45 (aged 25 and under). I Would not recommend to anyone. The pictiyr...


The staff was so caring. The psychiatrist gave up. If it was not for the staff I would have given up long ago. I would return to this facility. Morning meditation and small groups. I did not like the ...


My daughter attended this facility was an opiate addiction. It was at the point we did not know if she was going to ever be seen by us again and she showed up and chose to go to treatment. We searched...


Worst treatment center ever!!!!! I was there for 30+ days and on at least 6 occasions there was hair in my food !!! The staff treats you like your in prison... very repetitive. luckily I work for my i...


Go somewhere else. I got out and learned nothing. However in a therapeutic environment this is not healthy. This was such a waste of my time and money. Please don’t make the same mistake. I tried as...


Absolute disaster. I was there 3 months ago and was almost having a panic attack every day due to the lack of professionalism, lack of and respect. If you want help go somewhere else. This place is a ...


A horrible experience.They claimed 24/7 medical available and the RN refused to change my dressing on my shoulder after 3 surgeries. They would not give me my prescribed pain medicine because my bottl...


OTC was the worst treatment center that I�ve been to. I have been to a few, and I left against medical advice because this place was that bad. Everything was horrible. I was in detox for two days be...


I thought the counselors were good, I liked the program structure with the individual meetings with the counselors and the group meetings and the recreation in particular the Equine Therapy. The couns...


There needs to be more consistency between the staff on rules and guidelines. It is sometimes hard to communicate with different departments on campus. Family weekend is a great tool, would have loved...


I received treatment here for 32 days. The staff treats you like you are in prison. The facility is very disorganized. I was told right out lies when I contacted the call center for treatment. I now o...


I praise this facility for giving my husband back to me and the father to my two adult daughters as well our new grandson. Due to the severity of his illness he missed the birth of his first grandchil...


I was a patient here, and first of don’t believe everything they tell on the phone they don’t have computer labs or other things they may imply. Also most of the staff is good the housekeeping is ...


Good treatment and nice facility


The staff of Oxford Center were extremely supportive and concerned. The group starts were informative and gave me a variety of tools to maintain sobriety.


Most of the staff went over and beyond the level of service expected. I want to give a special thanks to the kitchen staff, they made it feel like home.




I can honestly say this is the best treatment center I have ever been to, and it truly saved my life. The staff is amazing and they really do care which makes a difference. This place is amazing, but ...


Oxford 100% saved my life. I know my own treatment depends on what I put into it, but the combination of facilities, staff, and program made it so easy to concentrate on my own recovery. They give you...


The best thing about this place is the therapist that I as assigned to... She is very stern but also compassionate and helped me to deal with my denial. She held my feet to the fire and her small grou...


OTC saved my life. Yes it's not a luxury resort but that's not what you need to get the help you need to start recovery. In less than one month I will be one year sober. I made friends that will last ...


Today is actually my 1 year thanks to the Oxford treatment center in etta and there oxford sober living! I learned a lot about myself while I was there and different coping mechanisms. Everyone there ...




This place was amazing. Our son was there 2 years ago. He recently relapsed and immediately he called Oxford himself and arranged to go back. They had him on a plane within hours to come back for foll...


This place is beautiful on the outside but hideous on the inside. Definitely a money making scheme. The director of counselors and only has 3 years of sobriety. He is a very self centered. Egoist with...


I am extremely thankful for Oxford tx. Center it literally saved my life. My counselor is the most caring, real, and empathic person I've worked with. The southern hospitality and professionalism at O...


I was so glad that I came to the OC. I learned a great deal about myself as an addict. The OC gave me the foundation I needed to continue fighting,. The people I met were some of the greatest and cari...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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.


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...


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...


The top in the nation for a reason


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...


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!!


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.


They were kind.


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...


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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Alumni Testimonials
  • It's amazing. You show up and you're anxious and nervous and don't want to be here. But I knew I had to come and I was committed from day one. My use had increased, my drinking had increased, and I was aware of it. I knew I had been a social drinker, if you will, for many years... a highly functioning alcoholic. Things kind of unraveled a little bit. I had some personal losses with family that were very close to me and it came to a point I had some issues at work and part of it was certainly involved with the alcohol. I went home, called my wife, and said ‘I’m ready to go.’ One of the biggest things that I can't express enough is the fellowship here. So many people say, 'I’m not going to know anybody,' 'I'm nervous,' 'I'm not going to be able to talk to people.' The people that are here are just absolutely amazing. I've made better friends here than in the last 25 years. I wish I'd have done this 10 years ago. So many people try to do this on their own -- I had tried to do it on my own -- and end up seriously ill. [They] end up in the hospital with seizures… It was just paramount that I do it the right way. My doctor [and family] urged me, and I finally made the conscious decision that this is the only way to do it... for your long-term health and to not end up dead.
    Todd, Oxford Treatment Center Alum
  • When I got clean life became more important again. My health became important again. I wanted to do more activities with my life. I wasn’t struggling anymore with waking up and trying to find a drug. I was waking up and wanting to achieve something each day. My life was in shambles before I got here. I’d hurt everyone in my life – the people closest to me, a family, I’d lost a job, I’d lost everything. I found myself in jail with no one and nothing. Recovery has brought me a new way of life. It’s brought me to a place in life where I never thought I could be or would get. I thought that I would need substances to enhance my life or to deal with things that I struggle with. Through the Oxford Center and through the 12-step program, it’s given me a stepping stone in life to become a better person and to be clean. I’ve come to a place that was structured, clean, peaceful, and away from the chaos that I was living – you know, the everyday life here is something that I was able to get used to very quickly. My thing was to not sit in a classroom all day. The activities here [I liked]. I was able to do the equine therapy, the ropes course, able to sit with my counselor and look over a lake. It was amazing. The peace and serenity of the grounds itself – I was quite excited about it. Where I was in my life, I was ready to get clean. So I was excited to be here but I didn’t know what this place had to offer when I first got here but I was willing to give it a try. Being able to know that someone was looking after me 24 hours a day, that I was going to get three meals a day and be fully taken care of… it was very comforting. And they did a great job at it. Recovery is possible for anyone that’s willing to do something different and wants something different in their life.
    Patrick, Oxford Treatment Center Alum
Key Staff Members
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    Mark Sawyer - CEO

    Mark Sawyer most recently served as CEO at Acadia Healthcare's Twelve Oaks Recovery Center in Navarre, Fla. During his six-year tenure at Twelve Oaks, Sawyer served as controller, CFO, director of operations and CEO. Under his leadership, the center made strides in client satisfaction, employee engagement and financial metrics, earning Acadia's first Recovery Division Clinical Excellence Award in 2016.

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    Mark Stovall - COO

    Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, joined Oxford Treatment Center in March. He brings nearly 20 years experience in the coordination, development and management of inpatient chemical dependency and behavioral health programs. Stovall is the former director of the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH). During his eight years with the department, he led divisions including adolescent services, clinical services, and treatment services. His efforts at DMH included advancing the use of evidence-based programs in community treatment centers across 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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    Jerri Avery, LCAT, Ph.D. - Clinical Director

    Jerri Avery, LCAT, Ph.D., has over 24 years of experience in federal grant-writing and implementation, social service program management, workforce development, social science research, and governmental and nonprofit leadership. Dr. Avery holds a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Jackson State University. She has directed programs and conducted research on mental health promotion, drug prevention, and drug treatment initiatives. Prior to becoming Oxford’s clinical director, Dr. Avery served as Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services.