Drug dependence is a disease and it appears in different forms in each person it affects. There is no single cause, and, therefore, no single treatment will work for everyone. The State of Mississippi recognizes this important principle; we must assess the whole person and not just the addictive behavior. Focusing on the addiction can ignore the causes, and this will likely result in relapse and failure. Our comprehensive approach seeks to treat the whole person and get to the root causes and not just the addiction.
Drug abuse is treatable and preventable. The best chance for success occurs with the right diagnosis. We help families find the right combination of treatment resources to meet the needs of their addicted loved ones. We help families break the cycle of substance abuse and criminal risks by helping achieve long-term sobriety and drug-free living. In Mississippi, there is an active program to assist judges and lawyers with substance dependence. It is a reminder that no group is beyond the reach of addictions, and it is a problem affecting every part of society including law enforcement and medical providers.
We understand the sense of hopelessness that can settle in with many failed attempts at treatment. Recovery is a difficult journey for some individuals, and there can be many failures before finding a solution that sticks. The best chance for success is to meet the addicts commitment to change with the right program resources to support detoxification, treatment, and recovery. Family and friends can help with emotional support and cooperation. They are an important resource for maintaining a commitment to sobriety. We can help break the pattern of failure. We are standing by to assist Mississippi families find a path to long-term recovery.