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.
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.
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 examination
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Diagnostic and psychological interview with a qualified Alcohol & Drug Dependency Counselor
- Individual counseling and relapse prevention plan
- Group therapy
- Education on the disease of addiction
- Film, Lecture and Study Materials
- Spiritual counseling available
- AA and NA in-house/outside meetings
- Weekly After Care Support
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 Resources
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 become educated. The family program offers education for families and meetings with counselors upon request. 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.
After Care Program
South Central Recovery Center offers After Care, an alcohol and drug support group, for those who need assistance with steps to recovery. The group meets every Monday from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at South Central Regional Medical Center, 3rd Floor Recovery Center Group Room. For more information, please call 601-426-4381.
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.
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.
Patients should bring casual clothing including athletic wear, toiletries and stationery.
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 601-426-4381