Established in 1972 as one of 15 mental health centers in Mississippi, Singing River Services Region XIV brings affordable care to the communities of Jackson and George counties in southern Mississippi. This organization offers both residential and outpatient care for mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction. With the 12 steps and a therapeutic approach to recovery, clients are able to redefine their sense of self.
Accommodations and Food
The residential program houses clients in a converted office building, offering the traditional rehab setup. Modest bedrooms are shared between two people, featuring twin-sized beds and desks. The facility also includes a dining hall, therapy rooms, offices and a common area with a TV. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.
Clients have access to a small weight room for exercise. In addition, supervised walks and outings are arranged when the weather is nice. Three meals a day are provided for clients and are hearty, American-fare and served cafeteria-style. Special dietary needs can be taken into consideration.
Treatment and Staff
Singing River Services offers residential and outpatient care for men and women, ages 18 and above. It is suggested that clients be medically stable and drug-free prior to entering treatment, as detox services are not available.
The residential program offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week care for 42 days. Over the course of treatment, this program strives to provide clients with confidence, coping skills and a new outlook on life. Clients participate in daily 12-step work, group therapy, drug and alcohol education, and individual counseling once a week. Group topics include trauma, grief, relapse prevention, the 12 steps, the addiction-as-a-disease model, life skills and processing. Several on-site AA/NA meetings are offered per week, giving clients a chance to participate in a peer-support recovery program. Sponsorship is not required during treatment.
Once the residential program has been completed, clients have the option of stepping down into a 90-day transitional housing program. Here, they are required to obtain employment, in addition to attending daily group therapy and 12-step meetings. Assistance with securing a job is available.
For those who don’t need the structure of residential care, this facility also offers outpatient services. The 15-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) meets three times a week, for three hours at a time. Clients also have the option of coming only for individual and family therapy.
The staff consists of Master’s-level therapists and certified substance abuse counselors (CSACs).
The 10-week DUI program meets once a week, for two-hour sessions. The format is group lecture, focusing on topics such as the dangers and consequences of drunk driving, 12-step principles, coping skills, triggers and the addiction-as-a-disease concept.
Singing River Services Region XIV provides short-term, affordable treatment plans that focus on the 12 steps and therapy. With several levels of care to choose from, clients can find the program that best suits their needs. Through meetings, community and talk therapy, a new way of living is made possible.
Singing River Services Region XIV
3407 Shamrock Ct
Gautier, MS 39553
Singing River Services Region XIV Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Singing River Services Region XIV by phone at (228) 497-0690. Find Singing River Services Region XIV on Facebook
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