Alcohol Rehab Program in Etta, MS

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About Our Alcohol Rehab Program at Oxford Treatment Center

An alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a problematic pattern of alcohol use that leads to significant distress or impairment in relationships, physical and mental health, and other major life areas.1 In 2020, more than 28 million people aged 12 or older in the U.S. had an alcohol use disorder.2 With the right treatment, alcohol use disorders can be managed successfully, and patients can achieve long-term sobriety.

Oxford Treatment Center’s Union County, MS alcohol rehab program treats alcohol addiction as well as any other co-occurring disorders. Read on to learn more about Oxford’s alcohol addiction rehab treatment programs.

About Our Alcohol Rehab Program at Oxford Treatment Center

Alcohol rehab provides a safe environment for patients to heal while giving them the support and skills needed for long-lasting recovery and sobriety.3 Oxford Treatment Center offers multiple levels of addiction treatment to meet the unique needs of everyone that comes to us for help.

Each of our patients is assessed when they arrive, to ensure that they receive the care that is most beneficial to their immediate needs and long-term goals. From this initial assessment, customized plans are developed and the patient will begin their treatment.

Oxford’s team of medical professionals continuously monitor patients to ensure that treatment plans are effective, and patients are in a program that meets the needs of their addiction treatment. Patients can move through the levels of care as their needs change.

Levels of care offered at Oxford’s alcohol rehab program in Mississippi includes:

What Are the Goals of Alcohol Rehab at Oxford Treatment Center?

Oxford Treatment Center strives to provide the best alcohol rehab program in Union County, MS. Because there is no “one size fits all” treatment for alcohol addiction,3 each patient’s goals will be unique to their circumstances. Some general goals for alcohol rehab include:

  • Eliminating or reducing alcohol (and any other substance) use.
  • Developing or improving coping skills.
  • Learning about your addiction.
  • Connecting with support networks to help maintain recovery efforts, during treatment through group sessions and afterward through our alumni program or 12-step programming.
  • Repairing interpersonal relationships.

Rehab for alcohol can also be an opportunity to understand and treat co-occurring addiction and mental health conditions that may be contributing to alcohol use. Examples of mental disorders that can co-occur with alcohol use disorders include:

Who Should Consider Attending Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol rehab can benefit anyone who struggles with addiction to alcohol, whose drinking patterns have created difficulties in their personal or professional lives, contributed to or worsened physical or mental health issues, who are at risk of alcohol withdrawal, or who simply feel they need help before their drinking becomes increasingly problematic.4,5

Benefits of attending an alcohol rehab program near Oxford, MS include:

  • To get help managing withdrawal safely: Alcohol withdrawal can be potentially dangerous or life-threatening if someone attempts to quit “cold turkey.” Medical detox can help reduce the potential for adverse health consequences.5 Oxford’s experienced medical team monitors patients 24/7, ensuring comfort and safety throughout the process.
  • To participate in evidence-based behavioral therapy: For individuals who have struggled to maintain sobriety on their own, rehab can help individuals tackle the root causes of their alcohol misuse and provide coping skills to help them manage triggers and cravings in the future. Oxford’s team of counselors and therapists specialize in proven therapy techniques for treating alcohol addiction.
  • To begin healing in a safe environment: Residential inpatient rehab can help patients get away from the “people and places” that may encourage continued substance use. Oxford also offers Sober Living housing for patients that would like to continue living in a supportive environment after completing inpatient treatment.
  • To join a community of people in recovery: Having relationships or a community that provides love, support, hope, and friendship is one of the four major dimensions of recovery.6 At Oxford, you are surrounded by others going through similar situations or people who are successfully in recovery.

How Alcohol Treatment Increases Your Chances of Lasting Recovery

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Treatment at Oxford teaches people with alcohol use disorders how to manage their addiction so that they can lead rewarding sober lives.

Through participating in a program that specializes in addiction treatment, patients are taught valuable strategies to:7

  • Handle stressful situations.
  • Identify and manage triggers that could lead to alcohol use.
  • Address family influence on patterns of drug use.
  • Grow and maintain motivation to change.

Oxford treatment center also offers specialized programs to treat the unique needs of:

What Medications Are Used During Alcohol Detox?

Medications are used when necessary to keep people as safe and comfortable as possible during alcohol detox. At the time of the admissions assessment at Oxford, the treatment team will determine if medication would be a helpful tool.

Medications used for detox include benzodiazepines which can be used to help prevent seizures and other symptoms of severe alcohol withdrawal.8

In addition to close monitoring and seizure prophylaxis medications, other “comfort medications” may be administered during alcohol detox to help patients manage other troublesome withdrawal symptoms.

Oxford’s medical staff will determine which medications are appropriate for each patient after a thorough evaluation.

How Long Do I Stay in Alcohol at Oxford Treatment Center?

Lengths of stay in detox will vary depending on each person’s individual circumstances. The average length of stay in alcohol detox at Oxford Treatment Center is between 3-7 days but can last longer.

Although medical detox is important in managing withdrawal symptoms as patients adjust to an alcohol-free state, it is not a substitute for more comprehensive alcohol rehabilitation.7 For many individuals, a period of longer-term treatment after completing detox/withdrawal management can be beneficial for lasting recovery.

Oxford offers multiple comprehensive rehab program lengths including:

Factors that can contribute to the length of stay in an alcohol rehab program include:

  • Frequency and duration of alcohol misuse.
  • Co-occurring disorders.
  • Physical health concerns.
  • Polysubstance use.

What Types of Therapy Are Used in Alcohol Treatment at Oxford?

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Evidence-based effective therapeutic options are offered in our alcohol rehab. As part of our addiction-focused healthcare, our patients’ treatment plans may include one or more of the following types of therapies offered at Oxford:

Patients participate in a mix of individual and group therapy.

In addition to more traditional therapeutic interventions, Oxford also offers adjunct holistic therapies. Taking advantage of our scenic 110 acres of rolling hills in Etta, Mississippi, Oxford offers recreational therapies including equine activities.

Other holistic therapies offered for well-rounded treatment at Oxford include:

  • Art therapy.
  • Music therapy.
  • Yoga and mindfulness.
  • Recreational therapy.

How Often Do I See a Therapist During Inpatient/Residential Rehab?

Oxford Treatment Center provides evidence-based addiction-focused healthcare for alcohol withdrawal management and alcohol use disorder treatment. Patients are monitored continuously during medical detoxification and supported by our medical experts during residential treatment.

At admission, patients will meet with a psychiatric nurse. Within the first 24 hours patients they will meet with a detox therapist to complete the intake paperwork. While in detox, patients will see a family nurse practitioner once per day and patients will meet with the doctor if they are referred by the family nurse practitioner.

During residential treatment, patients attend daily group sessions with a therapist. Patients are also visited weekly by a family nurse practitioner and have once-per-week visits with a therapist.

How to Get Admitted to Alcohol Rehab

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When you’re ready to start treatment, our admissions navigators are here to walk you through the process. The admissions process at Oxford can vary, depending on each person’s needs, but generally consists of a series of steps that our compassionate admissions navigators will guide you through. These include:

  1. Discussing insurance and payment options to decide which is best for you.
  2. Talking about the different treatment options that are available and going over which ones may best suit your needs.
  3. Discuss travel options for getting to our treatment center.
  4. Arriving at the treatment facility and check in.

Our admissions navigators will be there every step of the way to support your admissions process.

How to Get a Loved One to Go to Alcohol Rehab.

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction can be difficult. Alcohol use disorder is a complex illness, but it is treatable. While you cannot force your loved one to go to rehab, you can encourage them to go to alcohol rehab in Etta, MS by having a conversation about your concerns.

Here are some helpful steps you can take when talking to a loved one about getting into treatment:

Encourage your loved one to contact our admissions navigators, many of whom are recovering from an addiction themselves and understand what your loved one is going through. Our team is available 24/7 at to answer any questions or help find an alcohol addiction treatment program.

Will Insurance Cover Alcohol Rehab in Mississippi?

Many insurance plans cover the cost of addiction treatment at Etta, MS alcohol rehabs.9 Coverage at Oxford will vary depending on the carrier and the network. You can check your insurance coverage for rehab or the coverage of a loved one safely and securely .

If you or your loved one do not have health insurance, we will help you find other ways to pay the cost of rehab. Our admissions navigators are available at 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our programs, begin the rehab admissions process, or paying for rehab for alcohol addiction. Reach out to use today to start your recovery.


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  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP21-07-01-003, NSDUH Series H-56). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2013). Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask. 
  4. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (N.d.). What is Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)?
  5. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4131. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2015.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. (2022, August). Recovery and Recovery Support. 
  7. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, June). Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction. 
  8. Sachdeva, A., Choudhary, M., & Chandra, M. (2015, September). Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Benzodiazepines and Beyond. 
  9. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019, October). Understanding the cost of treatment.
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