Oxford Treatment Center, Etta

3.8 (41 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
297 County Road 244
Etta, MS 38627
8777641316 Visit Website

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  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Operated by American Addiction Centers, 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, Etta 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.

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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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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.


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.


Good treatment and nice facility




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 ...

Jason M.

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.

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...


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
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.

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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    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).