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In Mississippi and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Mississippi believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Mississippi families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Mississippi who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehabs to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Mississippi must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Mississippi, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabilitation Programs for illegal street drugs available in Mississippi. The differences between the Drug Treatment Facilities can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Center is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Treatment Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Mississippi Drug Rehab for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehabilitation Program in Mississippi will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehab Program. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Facility without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Center that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehabilitation Facility should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Treatment Facilities for illegal street drugs in Mississippi:

  • Mississippi Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabs or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Mississippi Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Centers are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Mississippi Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Treatment Facility for illegal street drugs in Mississippi. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Mississippi Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Mississippi Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Mississippi Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehabilitation Facility while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Mississippi Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Mississippi:
  • Region 8 Mental Health Services
    Region 8 Mental Health Services is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 624 Highway 51 North Brookhaven, MS. 39601.
    Region 8 Mental Health Services can be contacted by calling 601-823-2345.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Serenity Summit LLC
    Serenity Summit LLC is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1056 Tower Road Summit, MS. 39666.
    Serenity Summit LLC can be contacted by calling 601-276-6745.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • North Oak Regional Medical Center
    North Oak Regional Medical Center is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 401 Getwell Drive Senatobia, MS. 38668.
    North Oak Regional Medical Center can be contacted by calling 662-562-3100.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Region IV MH/MR Commission
    Region IV MH/MR Commission is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 401 New Hope Drive Corinth, MS. 38835.
    Region IV MH/MR Commission can be contacted by calling 662-286-7199.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Claiborne County Hospital
    Claiborne County Hospital is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 123 McComb Avenue Port Gibson, MS. 39150.
    Claiborne County Hospital can be contacted by calling 601-437-5141 x2230.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Innovative Behavioral Services Inc
    Innovative Behavioral Services Inc is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 357 Towne Center Boulevard Ridgeland, MS. 39157.
    Innovative Behavioral Services Inc can be contacted by calling 601-952-0894.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • New Directions PSR
    New Directions PSR is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 304 Kendall Street McComb, MS. 39648.
    New Directions PSR can be contacted by calling 601-250-5758.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug Rehab - Day Treatment Services
  • New Beginnings Res Transitional
    New Beginnings Res Transitional is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 805 North Flag Chapple Road Jackson, MS. 39209.
    New Beginnings Res Transitional can be contacted by calling 601-922-0026.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, AIDS/HIV Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Residential Beds for Teens, Court Appointed Services
  • Region XIV Singing River Services
    Region XIV Singing River Services is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 57 Industrial Park Road Lucedale, MS. 39452.
    Region XIV Singing River Services can be contacted by calling 601-947-4274.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Region X Weems CMHC
    Region X Weems CMHC is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1415 College Drive Meridian, MS. 39307.
    Region X Weems CMHC can be contacted by calling 601-483-4821.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Region XIII Gulf Coast MH Center
    Region XIII Gulf Coast MH Center is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1600 Broad Avenue Gulfport, MS. 39501.
    Region XIII Gulf Coast MH Center can be contacted by calling 228-863-1132.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Lindys Place
    Lindys Place is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 99 West Jordan Avenue West Point, MS. 39773.
    Lindys Place can be contacted by calling 662-492-4320.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center
    Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 1111 North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS. 39180.
    Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center can be contacted by calling 601-883-3838.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Drug Detox, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males
  • Greenwood Leflore Hospital
    Greenwood Leflore Hospital is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1401 River Road Greenwood, MS. 38930.
    Greenwood Leflore Hospital can be contacted by calling 662-459-7000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Weems Community Mental Health Center
    Weems Community Mental Health Center is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 1929 23rd Avenue Meridian, MS. 39304.
    Weems Community Mental Health Center can be contacted by calling 601-482-7377.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Mississippi State Hospital
    Mississippi State Hospital is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 3550 Highway 468 West Whitfield, MS. 39193.
    Mississippi State Hospital can be contacted by calling 601-351-8000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Ray Tribble Senior Care Center
    Ray Tribble Senior Care Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 513 Brentwood Avenue Greenwood, MS. 38930.
    Ray Tribble Senior Care Center can be contacted by calling 662-455-4141.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Center for Independent Learning
    Center for Independent Learning is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1480 Raymond Road Jackson, MS. 39204.
    Center for Independent Learning can be contacted by calling 601-373-1533 x2.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Court Appointed Services
  • Twin Oaks Senior Center
    Twin Oaks Senior Center is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 701 West Pine Street Hattiesburg, MS. 39401.
    Twin Oaks Senior Center can be contacted by calling 601-545-5614.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Region III Mental Health Center
    Region III Mental Health Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 214 Industrial Road Ashland, MS. 38603.
    Region III Mental Health Center can be contacted by calling 662-426-4697.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking