Seeking treatment from a Mississippi inpatient drug rehab program offers assistance with long-term health and well-being. When you or a loved one uses or abuses drugs or alcohol, it may impact personal health. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, short-term substance abuse causes physiological changes. The changes may include an increased heart rate, stroke, psychosis and overdose on the substance. Long-term substance abuse may cause different cancers, organ failure, addiction and increases the risk of AIDS or hepatitis. When you have concerns about your health or the well-being of a loved one, you want to consider treatment options in Mississippi.
Treatment Centers in Mississippi for Substance Abuse
Treatment centers in Mississippi depend on your goals and situation. You want to find a program that offers a holistic or comprehensive treatment strategy and offers customized plans for your health.
The Clearview Recovery Center
The Clearview Recovery Center is an inpatient program that lasts for 30 to 90 days. The program develops a custom plan based on your situation and health. The program uses counseling, group therapy, and a 12-step process to help with long-term goals. It also provides assistance during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care.
The Oxford Treatment Center
The Oxford Treatment Center is a comprehensive program that starts with detoxification. It then transitions into a residential program in a quiet rural setting. The facility uses recreational therapies, counseling and group therapies as part of a long-term strategy to help with personal recovery goals.
The Ranch is a residential program with a focus on long-term health and recovery. It starts with a medically supervised detox program and then moves into the residential care. The inpatient care uses a combination of experiences with evidence-based treatments and counseling. It then moves into an outpatient program for greater support after initial treatment. The facility also offers treatment for co-occurring disorders.
Drug Abuse in Mississippi
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that roughly 197,000 residents of Mississippi admit to using an illicit substance in a one month period and around 111,000 residents misuse prescription drugs each year. Since the state only has around 2.98 million residents, nearly 6.6 percent of residents use illicit drugs in the state.
According to SAMHSA, roughly 5.8 percent of adolescents in the state admit to alcohol abuse, which is slightly lower than the national average. Unfortunately, around 2.7 percent of adolescents in Mississippi admitted to illicit substance abuse in 2014, which was slightly higher than the national average.
A key concern in Mississippi is the misuse of prescription opioids. The Mississippi Department of Health reports that rates of opioid overdose deaths have doubled from 2011 to 2015, and the upward trend continues to raise concerns about the health of residents. According to the Mississippi Department of Health, the average use of prescription or controlled substances for each resident in the state is 2.4 drugs. Around 1.1 of the drugs given as a prescription each year in the state are opioids.
While opioid abuse remains a key concern in the state, alcohol abuse is the most common reason to seek Mississippi drug rehab. According to SAMHSA, alcohol abuse accounts for slightly more than 40 percent of substance abuse cases in the state. It is followed by marijuana abuse, which is roughly 20 percent of substance abuse cases. The rate of marijuana and alcohol abuse has remained similar since 2001, but the rate of opioid abuse has risen as cocaine abuse fell. The state also has maintained a relatively similar rate of methamphetamine abuse.
Marijuana Laws in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi does not allow medical marijuana or the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The state sets clear standards for possession, trafficking and the sale of marijuana.
Individuals possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana must pay a $100 to $250 fine on the first conviction. A second conviction results in a $250 fine and 5 to 60 days in jail. Each conviction after the first and second increase the fine and the amount of jail time.
Selling marijuana is illegal in Mississippi. Anyone caught selling the drug will pay a fine and spend time in jail. For a conviction with less than one ounce of the drug, an individual spends up to 3 years in jail and will pay a $3000 fine. If the individual selling the drug has more than one ounce, they will face up to 20 years in prison. Any individual with more than 10 pounds of marijuana will face trafficking charges rather than possession or sales charges.
The state does not allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons. If you or a loved one abuses marijuana, then it is important to seek treatment and professional help.
Penalties for Possession and Related Drug Crimes
Possession and other crimes related to illicit substances do have penalties in Mississippi. Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, like cocaine and crack cocaine, results in jail time and a fine. The amount of jail time depends on the number of drugs in an individual’s possession. It ranges from 1 year to 20 years. A small amount of the drug has a lower sentence when compared to larger amounts. The fines can range from $1000 to $500,000.
Possessing 30 grams or more of cocaine or other Schedule II substances will result in trafficking charges. The drugs are dangerous and addictive, so the state has strict laws regarding the use and sale of the drugs.
Alcohol abuse also has potential legal consequences. The 2017 House Bill 512 in Mississippi prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. It is illegal to consume alcohol in a vehicle or to have an open can or bottle of alcohol in a vehicle. The law applies to the driver and the passenger of the vehicle, so even a passenger is not allowed to have open alcoholic beverages in a vehicle. It is also illegal to operate a vehicle if an individual has a blood alcohol level that exceeds 0.08 percent; however, it is possible to get a DUI or DWI for a lower blood alcohol content if you or a loved one drove erratically after drinking alcohol.
Methadone Use in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi takes measures to help with substance abuse recovery. One method used by the state is the Prescription Monitoring Program. The program helps pharmacies identify when individuals are at-risk of prescription drug abuse or misuse. The state also allows the use of methadone to help alleviate physical symptoms associated with discontinuing the use of prescription drugs.
Methadone reduces the impact of physical withdrawal symptoms. It is particularly helpful when you or a loved one develop a physical dependence on a prescription due to a legitimate medical emergency. For example, if a doctor prescribed the medication after a surgery or an injury, then the state does allow a doctor to use methadone to help you stop using the prescription pain reliever after your body heals. The treatment helps reduce the risk of accidentally overdosing on opioids.
Mississippi Drug Rehab Programs
When you or a loved one decide to consider Mississippi drug rehab programs for substance abuse, you want to clarify your options. Mississippi inpatient drug rehab differs significantly from outpatient rehab programs, so evaluate your options before you seek treatment.
Inpatient treatments allow you to stay in the facility for the duration of your care. It may range from 28 days to 120 days, depending on your situation and needs. Inpatient programs use a combination of evidence-based treatments like cognitive therapy with alternative therapies like adventure therapy and animal therapy. Most programs also offer counseling services.
Outpatient treatments differ because you stay at home and visit the facility for treatment during the day. An outpatient program offers short and long-term care. It usually focuses on counseling, group therapy, and evidence-based treatments.
Recovering from substance abuse starts with finding the right program for your health.
Contact us to learn more about treating substance abuse in Mississippi or to find a program that fits your needs.