Overdose Awareness Day | Oxford Treatment Center
There was a rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in 2020. Many people had different experiences during the pandemic for a variety of reasons. But the mental and emotional impact had on those in sobriety or even those continuing to struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction has been alarming. Overdose deaths increased over 34% in the state of Mississippi in 2020, higher than the national increase of 30% during this year of the airborne threat.
Oxford Treatment Center located in Etta, Mississippi provides medical detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and aftercare planning to help individuals struggling with a substance use disorder or an alcohol use disorder.
One Solution to Overdose Problem
To combat the overdose obstacle and be a solution to this ongoing problem, Oxford Treatment Center is set to host overdose training sessions for businesses on August 30th and 31st. Safety is a priority, so the sessions will be done virtually and they’re going to be free! Because synthetic opioids contribute to the majority of overdose deaths, the purpose of the training is to help businesses have their staffs trained to administer medication that can reverse an opioid overdose using Narcan©.
Wins for businesses participating:
- They are taking a proactive approach in saving lives from overdose deaths.
- Eligible to receive a digital badge for social profiles/website, informing the public of their overdose training from a national leader in addiction treatment.
- Q & A opportunity to learn as much as possible. Applied knowledge can be empowering.
Honoring Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st) by empowering others to help others is a great way to decrease the problem.
Oxford and its Many Benefits
If you are battling a drug or alcohol addiction, and should you make the decision to attend Oxford, you would benefit greatly from our unique treatment program tailored directly to you and your specific needs. Not only do we offer telehealth services for those who may need immediate help without the face-to-face contact, but we offer different levels of care such as standard outpatient, partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and residential treatment.
But the options don’t stop there. We offer specialized treatment programs that reflect the life experience of specific groups, which helps the effectiveness of their overall treatment program. For example, we provide a veterans and first responders program, tailored specifically to their unique needs.
We also provide a variety of therapies, from evidence-based to equine, arts and music activities, and 12-step groups.
Oxford Treatment Center is here to help individuals get on the road to recovery. The decision begins with you. And although it may feel like a scary one to make, know that once you decide to enter into treatment, you don’t have to take this step on your own. With our team of licensed physicians and professional medical staff, we are here to champion you on. We will work alongside you in order to help you live a healthy and productive life in long-term sobriety.