Looking for more information about our program? Check out our most frequently asked questions. If you have questions about treatment costs or insurance coverage, please visit see our Admissions FAQ below or call us at 855-334-6120.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Program
How long is treatment at Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center?
Our treatment programs vary in length based on the level of care. For instance, our detox program last 3-10 days depending on your history of use and any co-morbidities. Our residential program typically lasts 30-60 days and is followed up with outpatient care.
What treatment options are available to me?
We offer detox, residential, partial hospitalization PHP, intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient treatment. To learn more about each individual treatment option, click on the links below.
What can I expect during treatment?
During the course of treatment, participants can expect to work closely with our clinical and medical team to create an individualized treatment plan. This plan will serve as a roadmap specific to addressing strengths and weaknesses in each individual client. These issues will be addressed through individual and group therapy as well as experiential exercises for alternative methods of emotional expression. Treatment plans can often change and evolve as participants begin to explore past traumas or identify patterns of behaviors and thoughts. Our clinical will always update the treatment plan to reflect the most up to date concerns for our clients.
Will treatment “cure” my addiction?
Treatment will not “cure” your addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease. Like other chronic diseases, patients undergo treatment to manage symptoms and learn the tools they need to manage their addiction and achieve long-term recovery. Treatment at our facility is meant to set patients on the path to freedom from addiction.
What does a typical day look like?
A typical day a Mississippi drugs and alcohol treatment center includes time for morning hygiene routine followed by a breakfast buffet in our cozy kitchen. The rest of our day is filled with therapy and wellness activities broken up by afternoon lunch which is prepared by our in-house chef. After the final group participants will enjoy a break before the chef announces dinner. At the conclusion of dinner, participants may attend a nighttime meeting or activity predetermined by clinical staff.
Is Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center accredited/licensed?
We are licensed by The Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Periodically, we undergo routine audits from DMH that ensure we are treating patients above and beyond addiction treatment best-practices.
We also hold The Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. JCAHO routinely updates their accreditation requirements to ensure that substance abuse facilities are operating at industry-standards.
Do I need inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment?
At Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center our highly skilled team of addiction professionals will help you determine which level of care is best for you. Inpatient treatment typically serves individuals who may require initial detox or medical supervision. These individuals may also suffer from extensive substance use history, be in need of 24-hour care, or have health concerns which require additional attention. Outpatient care may be a good option for those who have used drugs and/or alcohol for a shorter period of time and do not require medical detox. This option is also ideal for those who wish to maintain employment, continue with education, or remain caring for family members.
Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions
How long does the admissions process take?
The admissions process can take as little as one hour. Once you call and speak with an Admissions Coordinator and share some information with us, we can begin the process. This includes verifying your health insurance, arranging travel, and conducting a clinical assessment.
What can I bring with me to treatment?
- One week of clothing including sleepwear, socks and undergarments
- Any prescribed medications
- Personal hygiene products
- License/ID and insurance card
- Personal Electronics such as cellphone, laptop computer or tablet and accompanying chargers.
What items am I not allowed to have in treatment?
- Alcohol and/or drugs
- Weapons of any kind
- Unsealed products such as food items, tobacco products, beverages or vitamins
- No products containing alcohol
- Excess of a weeks’ worth of clothing or items.
Will my employer know if I admit into addiction treatment?
Substance use treatment falls under the protection of HIPAA which protects the confidentiality of medical records without signed consent from the individual for whom the records pertain to. This means no member of MDATC may speak with your employer without your acknowledged consent.
How do I pay for treatment?
Our program is covered by most major insurance plans. We can help you understand your benefits and what costs, in any, you may incur. We also offer cash pay options for our patients that are uninsured.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aftercare
What happens after I leave treatment?
During your stay with us, we will begin building an aftercare plan specific to your personal needs and goals. In this plan, we will identify local resources in your area, help scheduling ongoing medical or maintenance needs, and setup additional outpatient treatment if clinically appropriate.
What do I do if I relapse?
If you do relapse, the most important thing you can do is reach out for help. This might include notifying your family, friends, or sponsor. Our team is always available to you as well. We can provide local resources in your area and/or assess whether you may need to return to treatment.