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Alcohol and Drug Detox

South Central Alcohol & Drug Detox 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.  South Central Alcohol & Drug Detox 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

The South Central Alcohol & Drug Detox 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 Alcohol & Drug Detox.  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.

Medical Detoxification:

Our medical detox recovery program is located conveniently on the third floor of the hospital. A unique 5 – 7 day program, 10-bed unit that offers a relaxed and therapeutic environment where patients enjoy confidential, quality care from staff dedicated to serving withdrawal management to individuals with acute mental and behavioral health disorders and substance use issues. Substances that require medical detoxification can include alcohol, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, opiates, & synthetic/psychoactive substances. Our voluntary program accepts patients 18yrs or older & completely ambulatory.

Programs Offers:

Detoxification with clinical support, Private Rooms, Individualized Treatment Plans, Aftercare Planning,  Referral Assistance for Secondary Treatment, AA and NA meetings are offered as part of the patient’s treatment. Excellent care provided by psychiatric medical director, nursing staff, therapist and clinical personnel.

We accept insurance(s) such as: Medicaid (UHC, Molina, Magnolia, & Traditional), Medicare (Cigna, Humana, Wellcare, Supplements & Traditional), and any Commercial or Private Insurance (In-State or Out-of-State).

Outside or Self Referrals Welcomed.

Call to schedule assessment: P 601.426.4381 / F 601.426.4382

Family Treatment Resources

Chemical dependency affects not only the dependent person, but also the family and friends around them.  South Central Alcohol & Drug Detox 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 Alcohol & Drug Detox 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 Alcohol & Drug Detox 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 Alcohol & Drug Detox 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 Alcohol & Drug Detox
c/o Patient Name
P.O. Box 607
Laurel, MS 39441

For more information about South Central Alcohol & Drug Detox Services, please call 601-426-4381

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