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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s directory, there are close to 100 drug rehab centers in Mississippi. These include over 25 long-term facilities, 67 outpatient programs, and more than 20 treatment centers that provide short-term & detox programs. Addicted.Org also features a listing of various other alcohol & drug rehab services which are available throughout the state of Mississippi.

It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly where to start when looking for treatment. Our certified addiction specialists understand the importance of finding a program that will meet the individual needs of the person and they are there to help you through this process. You will be able to contact this specialist at any time with questions until you arrive at the facility.

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Long-Term Drug Rehab in Mississippi

Long-term treatment programs give a person the opportunity to remove all distractions and put their focus solely on their recovery. Here are a few other benefits to this form of drug rehab:

  • The time spent at treatment will ensure that the person addresses any underlying issue which may have contributed to their addiction in the past.
  • For the abuse of certain substances like opioids, a long-term program is needed to ensure that the addiction cycle is truly broken.
  • This form of treatment offers the person a stable drug-free environment.

Long-Term Treatment for Specific Demographics:

  • 16 programs tend to the needs of both adult women & men.
  • 2 facilities within Mississippi offer services for adolescents.
  • 7 treatment programs provide help for seniors and older adults.
  • 7 alcohol & drug rehab centers serve the LGBTQ+ community.
  • 7 programs have services that are tailored for pregnant and postpartum women.

Payment Options for Long-Term Rehab:

  • 13 treatment centers accept Medicaid.
  • 10 rehab programs take private health insurance.
  • 26 facilities in Mississippi are private pay or self-payment.
  • 8 programs offer a sliding fee scale as a form of payment.

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List of Rehabs in Mississippi

Here is a list of the different drug treatment programs in Mississippi. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Drug Rehab Breakdown in Mississippi

Drug & Alcohol Detox

Detoxification is a highly important part of the process, as it is typically the first step a person takes toward their recovery. In Mississippi, there are 25 detox programs available, according to the SAMHSA directory.

Short-Term Rehab

Per SAMHSA, there are 25 short-term rehab centers within the state of Mississippi. In many cases, this form of treatment can be extremely effective to help overcome substance abuse problems. It is especially beneficial for individuals who do not have a long history of addiction.

Long-Term Drug rehab

Long-term inpatient treatment is the most common type of program because it can be helpful for any form of drug & alcohol addiction. Such programs usually last anywhere between three to nine months but can also last longer based on the needs of each person. According to SAMHSA, there are 27 long-term programs throughout Mississippi.

Outpatient Program

Outpatient programs are also used often and can sometimes be the only treatment option for certain people. This can happen when a person has children or obligations that prevent them from being able to live at a treatment facility. This type of treatment is widely available in Mississippi, with 67 outpatient programs in the state, per the SAMHSA directory.

Cost of Treatment in Mississippi

The cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in Mississippi varies and depends on several factors. For example, the cost differs with private and state health insurance coverage. In addition, the length of time, type of therapy, and amenities alter the cost of treatment. However, there are numerous options in Mississippi to ensure the cost of treatment is not a barrier.

According to SAMHSA:

  • There are 183 substance use treatment services that accept Medicaid.
  • Roughly 191 programs take private health insurance.
  • Over 240 substance use programs accept cash or self-payment options.
  • There are over 140 programs that provide a sliding fee scale for payment options.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Mississippi

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid is a state and federal program. It provides health coverage for eligible low-income populations. In Mississippi, Medicaid is accepted at over 180 drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Specific services are covered, and your Medicaid provider can offer more details.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Mississippi

Medicaid coverage is not available to every Mississippi resident. Private health is another option, and most private plans are provided through employers. Residents buy their own health insurance through the federally-run exchange or marketplace.

Private health insurance coverage for drug and alcohol rehab varies. The insurance provider has a specific criterion and usually offers in-network and out-of-network service providers. Unfortunately, Mississippi Medicaid has not been expanded as allowed under the ACA, leaving many residents with no health insurance.

The following insurers offer marketplace coverage in Mississippi:

  • Magnolia/Ambetter/Centene
  • Molina
  • Cigna

Paying for treatment when uninsured

There are some hurdles when paying for substance use treatment without health insurance. However, it is pretty standard for residential and outpatient drug rehab centers to offer payment plan options, sliding-fee scales, or discounted prices through federal or state programs.

For more information on paying for treatment, contact one of our qualified addictions professionals for more information, or contact the drug rehab center directly.

Addicted.org’s Evaluation of Mississippi

After reviewing state statistics and options available for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Mississippi, addicted.org discovered the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • Over 60% of the drug and alcohol treatment centers accept Medicaid and offer a sliding-fee scale. (Source N-SSATS)
  • Roughly 49% of substance use treatment centers are private non-profit programs, which generally means more affordable access to rehab.
  • There is a relatively decent outpatient to residential substance use treatment ratio, 75% and 31%, respectively.

Cons

  • Mississippi has continued to reject federal funding to expand Medicaid, leaving over 100,000 residents within a coverage gap—ineligible for Medicaid and also ineligible for premium subsidies.
  • There are limited options for transitional housing, halfway houses, or sober living homes, with only 18 listed by SAMHSA.
  • Opioid prescribing remains high in the state, and there are only 17 Federally-certified Opioid treatment Programs

Overall, there is limited access to affordable drug rehabilitation for a percentage of the population. However, there are excellent treatment resources available providing numerous therapy methodologies. The primary barrier is the affordability of drug and alcohol detox.

Mississippi Rehab and Drug Use Stats

According to Treatment Episode Data:

  • Patients addicted to alcohol only, alcohol with a secondary drug, and heroin was cited as the most frequent admissions.
  • Adults aged 26 to 35 made up 34% of all treatment admissions.

According to the Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program:

  • Roughly 25% of Mississippi’s population receives a prescription for opioids.
  • The five counties with the most opioid patients per capita are Issaquena, George, Perry, Lawrence, and Webster.
  • Of all individuals receiving at least one opioid prescription, just over five percent received prescriptions for more than two years.

According to SAMHSA:

  • Roughly 2.4% of residents aged 12 and older had an illicit drug use disorder.
  • Among people aged 12 and older, the annual average of alcohol use disorders was 4.4%.
  • Overall, approximately 6.3% of residents aged 12 and older had a substance use disorder.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on April 5, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on April 5, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.