A Guide to Alcohol & Drug Rehab: Biloxi, Mississippi

Situated along the Gulf Coast in Harrison County, Mississippi, Biloxi is a southern city that falls in the service area of the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (GC HIDTA). GC HIDTA cites meth, heroin, cocaine, pharmaceutical drug misuse, and marijuana as the biggest drug threats in the region.1

If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol use, help is available. This page will discuss the many factors affecting substance use and provide helpful information about addiction treatment resources in or near Biloxi, MS.

Addiction is a treatable disease. Find a drug rehab in the South and begin your recovery.

Biloxi, MS, and Drug Misuse Factors
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Biloxi, MS, and Drug Misuse Factors

Biloxi residents in particular are faced with several environmental and social issues that can contribute to drug misuse, addiction, and poor mental health. Racism, unemployment, poverty, lack of opportunities, and low levels of completed education can all be contributing factors.

While services for mental health support and addiction treatment are available, individuals without insurance or who receive public assistance may struggle to obtain proper care.
Mississippi Statistics on Prescription Drug Misuse
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Mississippi Statistics on Prescription Drug Misuse

Mississippi has one of the highest rates of prescription opioids written per capita in the entire United States at 83.6 prescriptions written per 100 persons in 2020.4 Based on the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed in 2021, 78% of Mississippi residents would have been able to have a prescription.5
Biloxi Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Resources

Biloxi Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Resources

In Mississippi, the state is broken down into three public health regions, and Biloxi falls into the Southern Public Health Region. Biloxi is served by the Harrison County Health Department.

Public mental health treatment services are provided through state-run facilities, regional community mental health centers (CMHCs), and nonprofit and community-based providers overseen by DMH.

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