Located on a 110-acre campus just 16 miles northeast of Oxford on Highway 30, the Oxford Treatment Center offers unique and personalized services to help those that are dealing with drug addictions live a healthy and productive life free from dependence on drugs and alcohol.
The Oxford Treatment Center opened its doors in January 2012, and it became a member of the American Addiction Centers in 2015. Since its opening, the center has doubled in capacity.
The Oxford Treatment Center accepts patients from all across the country into its residential treatment program that can last from 30 to 45 days. The services offered at the center include medical detoxification, residential treatment, family programs, sober living support, outpatient support and an alumni network.
“People coming out of active addiction need ongoing medical management, healthy coping tools and strong support to face each day without drugs or alcohol,” said Billy Young, co-founder, and CEO of Oxford Treatment Center. “Our goal in all these projects is to give people the best possible start for lifelong recovery.”
The Oxford Treatment Center strives to offer high quality and effective treatment to as many individuals as possible; and to help with this goal, the center built two new cabins that opened fall 2016. With 24 additional beds, the new cabins bring the center’s capacity to 100 patients.
Before this expansion, The Oxford Treatment Center often had waiting lists, but now they are able to admit more patients and equip more people with the skills they need to experience lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, this new expansion comes while the center is also building a new outpatient office and sober living campus just south of Oxford on Highway 7.
Amidst all of these exciting changes, the center has also broken ground on a 20,000-square-foot support building on the main campus. Other expansions included an upgrade of the restaurant-style kitchen, extensive new landscaping including fire pits and outdoor seating areas, road expansion and paving and a second lakeside pavilion.
Perhaps the most exciting addition currently under construction is the new indoor riding arena, in which patients will be able to benefit from the center’s signature equine therapy program in all weather.
Equine therapist Terry Timmons, CRC, first used the equine-therapy approach to help children with autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities through the Tupelo-based nonprofit, Hope Unbridled. Timmons joined the Oxford Treatment Center in 2015 where she began developing new addiction applications for patients.
“It has been a wonderful experience because there are so many ways you can use the horse as a teaching partner,” Timmons said. “The horses are very intuitive, much like human beings. Tapping into those instincts in addiction treatment has been interesting because people with addictions tend to have a lot of denial. However, the horse can break through that really quickly.”
All of the new facilities and additions will be used to help individuals from across the country regain control over their lives and reintegrate into daily activities with the skills and support they need to live productive and healthy lives.
Amy Goodin is a writer for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at argoodin12