Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services are organized as follows:
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
- Residential Treatment
- Family Treatment
- Substance Abuse Prevention Services
- Aftercare Services
- Employee Assistance Program
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who are seeking a focused approach for working through issues stemming from alcoholism and drug abuse, but who do not require residential treatment. Treatment sessions are held at night to give participants the opportunity to engage in educational lectures and individual, group, and family treatment without interfering with their jobs or other daytime obligations.
Residential Treatment Program
Region 8 Mental Health Residential Treatment Centers in Copiah and Simpson Counties are dedicated to specifically helping individuals overcome addiction and/or emotional challenges. It is an evidence based model using Cognitive-Behavioral and Systems Theories.
An individualized Plan of Care is developed for each resident that addresses specific physical, emotional, spiritual, and social issues. This Plan of Care establishes a basis for the necessary aftercare planning which contributes to the individual’s long term success upon the completion of the residential program. Family therapy is implemented as an effective element in treating substance abuse disorders, as well.
Daily activities are scheduled to promote resident interaction with counselors, staff, and social activities. While each resident’s daily schedule varies, typical activities may include: individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, educational services, recreation and social activities, vocational rehabilitation services, structured physical exercise activities, and a medical examination.
Substance abuse has a profound impact on all members of a family. As the illness of chemical dependency progresses, the home environment becomes unstable, leading to an overall physical, emotional, and spiritual deterioration of the family system. Family Treatment Services was developed to assist non-abusing family members in coping with the dependency of other family members. By attending group sessions, family members learn to take better care of themselves while learning skills that will assist the substance abusing person to get the help they need.
Substance Abuse Prevention Services
An educational outreach division of Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services, Substance Abuse Prevention Services distributes substance abuse literature and offers educational information at speaking engagements, classroom discussions, health fairs, and community service events.
Aftercare Services plays a crucial role in assisting individuals to maintain the gains achieved in treatment as well as aiding in the transition to their post-treatment life. Aftercare includes individual and group therapy, family treatment, and involvement with AA and NA as well as thorough aftercare planning.
Employee Assistance Program
Alcoholism causes 500 million lost work days annually. Work absenteeism is up to 16 times greater among employees with alcohol and drug related problems. The Employee Assistance Program offers a spectrum of services developed specifically for the business setting with a primary focus on addressing alcohol and drug abuse on the job.
Other services falling under the auspices of Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services include the Adolescent Prevention Group, the Adolescent Aftercare Group, the Alcohol and Drug Education Group, the Anger Management Group, Out-of-State DUI Assessment, and Substance Abuse Professional Evaluation.
All individuals referred to our agency are provided a screening interview at no charge to determine the appropriate level of treatment.
Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services provides treatment that is evidence-based. Research has proven that these programs are effective for the treatment of substance abuse and dependence.
All Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services programs are staffed with highly qualified personnel including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and master’s level therapists.
Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services Outpatient Programs
1019 Carroll Drive
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
620 Hwy 51 North
Brookhaven, Ms. 39601
103 South Lake Circle
Canton, MS 39046
613 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042
3087 Simpson Highway 13
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Services Residential Treatment Facilities
Simpson County (Male Facility)
3112 Simpson Highway 13
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Copiah County (Female Facility)
1007 Carroll Drive
Hazlehurst, MS 39083