Alcohol and Chemical Dependency

This coin represents living a life free of addiction, one day at a time.

South Central Recovery Center is a hospital-based alcohol and drug dependency facility.  It is conveniently located on the third floor of South Central Regional Medical Center.  The inpatient unit treats alcohol and drug dependent individuals and offers services so each person’s needs can be met. The facility offers a therapeutic setting in which the patients enjoy private rooms, comfortable therapy rooms, dining and community rooms.  It is staffed by qualified and certified medical and clinical personnel ensuring that each patient receives quality care.  It also presents a relaxed and therapeutic environment, ensuring that the patient’s needs for privacy and safety are met.

Our Philosophy

Alcohol and drug dependency is a chronic, progressive disease that affects individuals physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.  We believe that treatment should offer solutions for these life-threatening problems.  The treatment process offers coping skills necessary to live a life free from mood-altering chemicals.  The Recovery Center focuses on living a life free of addiction one day at a time represented by a coin to remind participants of their purpose.

The Program

South Central Recovery Center, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Unit offers primary treatment for the disease of chemical dependency.  We believe that addiction to alcohol, cocaine, prescription drugs, etc. is a chronic, progressive disease which renders the individual physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually dysfunctional.  South Central Regional Medical Center offers an introduction to the recovery process in a structured, drug-free environment.

The program is highly structured and consists of:

  • Physical assessment by a physician
  • Psychological testing and evaluation by a psychologist
  • Diagnostic and psychological interview with a qualified Alcohol & Drug Dependency Counselor
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Education on the disease of addiction
  • Film Lectures and Study Materials
  • Peer assessment and feed back
  • Recreational and leisure activities
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Individual treatment plans
  • Spiritual counseling
  • AA and NA in-house/outside meetings
  • Individual aftercare planning

Cooperative referral agreements exist with other treatment facilities, both public and private, for the referral of a patient who is determined to be inappropriate for treatment at South Central Recovery Center.  Referral agreements also exist with public and private extended care facilities for the appropriate referral of patients who have successfully completed primary treatment but are determined to be in need of continued care. These facilities include halfway houses and other secondary treatment facilities.

Family Treatment Program

Chemical dependency affects not only the dependent person, but also the family and friends around them.  South Central Recovery Center encourages families and close friends of patients to participate in the Family Treatment Program.  The family program offers films, lectures, discussions and group therapy.  Family and friends need to know how they have been affected by chemical dependency. With this process, a meaningful recovery for all family members may be achieved. Admissions are accepted 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


In order to protect the right of privacy and confidentiality of information required by law, South Central Recovery Center cannot release information confirming or denying the presence, location or condition of a patient without a prior written release.

Visiting Hours

Family members of patients at South Central Recovery Center are encouraged to visit.  Visiting hours are scheduled on a weekly basis with staff approval, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Personal Items

Patients should bring casual clothing including athletic wear, toiletries and stationery.

Laundry Facilities

A washer, dryer and iron are available for patient use.


Friends and relatives are encouraged to write to the patient.  
Mail should be addressed to the patient at:

South Central Recovery Center
c/o Patient Name
P.O. Box 607
Laurel, MS 39441

For more information about South Central Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Services, please call 601.426.4336 or 1.800.262.1711.