Substance Abuse - Drug and Alcohol Treatment
What is an Addiction?
The definition of Addiction is a dependence on a substance, such as alcohol, or a type of behavior, such as gambling. The dependence is so strong that it may seem as if the person is unable to break away from the dependence.
Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease. Brain imaging shows that addiction severely alters brain areas critical to decision making, learning and memory and behavior control, which may help to explain the compulsive and destructive behaviors of addiction.
Intensive Outpatient Recovery Program
We believe alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive fatal diseases that must be treated. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) consists of both group and individual counseling. Groups are held in the evenings and meet 3 times a week for 3 hours each group for a total of 9 hours per week. The IOP includes a family component for education and treatment of codependency issues. The program is 10 weeks long. A Bridge to Recovery has an evening IOP on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We also offer a morning IOP on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, but is currently closed. After completing the IOP we encourage clients to attend our Continuing Care Program.
We understand that addiction is a disease which requires complete abstinence as a necessary part for recovery. Our program is 12 Step based and incorporates peer support, cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention, art, experiential, and emotive therapies. A vital part of recovery and our program is 12 Step meetings and working with a sponsor.
â€˘ We are certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.