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Updated on October 10, 2022
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Substance Abuse Resources in Mississippi

Around 350,000 Mississippians use illegal drugs each year. This is 11.68 percent of the state population.1

Likewise, another 108,000 abuse alcohol in a given year. This is 3.62 percent of the state population.1

As a result, 5.05 percent of all deaths in Mississippi between 2008 and 2017 occurred from drug and alcohol use. However, these figures are below the national average for drug and alcohol-linked deaths which is 12.71 percent.1

Gulfport in Mississippi had the highest rate of drug and alcohol-induced deaths at 6.5 percent between 2008 and 2017. Jackson had the lowest rate at 3.56 percent.1

Many people in Mississippi are struggling with addiction and can’t find affordable treatment to help them recover.

If you need help with substance abuse in Mississippi, we can help you find low-cost, high-quality treatment.

State Funded Substance Abuse Resources

With federal and state financing, states can set up and offer free substance abuse treatment through rehab centers.

There are various rehab options for substance abuse available for people looking for state-funded substance abuse rehab.

State rehab centers can offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. They can provide follow-up support or can refer people to them after treatment.

However, it’s essential to know that these programs may not provide many amenities. They may also not offer the most current treatment methods. 

While state-funded rehab programs may offer inpatient treatment, most of their care is detox or outpatient.

Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC)
Jackson, Mississippi
1935 Lakeland D. Ste. 900 Jackson
MS 39216
(855) 334-954
https://www.ctcprograms.com/location/jackson-comprehensive-treatment-center/ 

Pine Belt
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
103 S. 19th Ave. Hattiesburg
MS 39401
(601) 544-4641
https://www.pbmhr.org/ 

Weems Community Mental Health Center
Raleigh, Mississippi
355 MS-37 Raleigh
MS 39153
(800) 803-0245
http://www.weemsmh.com/ 

Region 8 Mental Health Center
Hazlehurst, Mississippi
1019 Carroll Dr. Hazlehurst
MS 39083
(601) 894-2018
https://region8mhs.org/

Support Groups in Mississippi 

There are many support groups available in Mississippi to help people maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

AA Mississippi is a state-wide recovery resource providing support to the people of Mississippi. The organization helps people struggling with alcoholism find the help they need locally.

Join an AA Mississippi meeting and take the next step in tackling alcoholism.

SMART Recovery is a global non-profit that provides self-empowering support groups for people with addiction. Therapy is based on scientific research.

Unlike many 12-step meetings such as AA, Smart Recovery support groups focus on all addictions, including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Gambling
  • Pornography

Nar-Anon Family Groups offer worldwide support for people affected by someone else’s addiction. This support group is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous.

There are online community forums on:

  • Recovery
  • Friendship
  • Grieving the loss of an addicted loved one

Members of Nar-Anon Family Groups can also attend meetings locally in their state, such as in Mississippi.

AA Mississippi
Mid-Mississippi Intergroup of A.A. Central Office
4526 Office Park Dr. Ste. 3
Jackson
MS 39206
http://midmissintergroup.org/ 

Mississippi Region of Narcotics Anonymous
601 202 9393
https://mrscna.net/

West TN Area Narcotics Anonymous
PO Box 111105
Memphis
TN 38111
(901) 276-LIVE (5483)
https://www.na-wt.org/

VA Benefits & Rehab Coverage in Mississippi

VA insurance includes treatment for: 

Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), substance abuse and mental health treatment coverage are necessary for all long-term health insurance plans.

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Avenue Jackson
MS 39216
601-362-4471
https://www.va.gov/jackson-health-care/ 

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
400 Veterans Avenue Biloxi
MS 39531
228-523-5000
https://www.va.gov/gulf-coast-health-care/ 

National Resources

Various national resources are available to help you deal with substance abuse issues.

Suicide Crisis Line
988
https://988lifeline.org/ 

Veteran Crisis Line
Dial: 988 and press 1
Text: 838255
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Find A Health Center
https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ 

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/

MentalHealth
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

Updated on October 10, 2022

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