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Our Philosophy

Empowering individuals to stay sober

Addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs or other destructive behaviors damages the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of individuals and their families. Our program philosophy at Addiction Campuses of Mississippi is based on the understanding that the disease of addiction affects the entire person: encompassing the body, the mind, and the spirit. Because of this, addiction treatment must address each of these areas in order to be successful in the recovery of the whole person.

We fundamentally believe that men and women with addiction do not want to continue down that path, but lack the skills to effectively cope with life without using or drinking. A part of them wants to use or drink while another part wants them to remain sober and drug free.

Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Drug and alcohol addiction often stem from underlying roots.  At Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, we identify the source of the addiction using Dialectical Behavior Therapy so that changes can be made.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a key driver for how we treat addiction.

DBT is one of the few research based and proven types of therapy that is effective in treating not only substance abuse, but anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders which also often play a role in addictive individuals. We utilize DBT as our core philosophy to empower your loved one with the skills they need to remain sober and cope with life in order to give them balance and hope.

From opiate dependency treatment, to alcohol dependency treatment, to benzo dependency treatment - at Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, DBT is integrated into each individual and group therapy session. We work with patients to ensure they not only learn each of the DBT skills, but they also have regular opportunities to practice them and apply them in their lives. Core skills learned through DBT, such as mindfulness, can help clients slow down their decision-making processes so they can figure out the most effective way to respond, rather than engaging in harmful or self-defeating behaviors.

DBT will help your loved one by transforming their life in the following ways:

DBT teaches you more about yourself and how you relate to others
DBT accepts you as you are - you will never be pressured to become someone you are not
DBT works to help you accept hardships and handle trauma and conflict more effectively
DBT helps you regulate and control your own emotions
DBT gives you the skills to release anxiety and live a life you want to live.

The Goals of DBT

By combining Buddhist principles with traditional psychotherapy and life skills, DBT helps you becomes more present, mindful and at peace with the world, and works to help patients in the following core areas:

Emotion regulation: helping patients learn how to manage mood changes and impulsive decisions naturally
Distress tolerance: teaching patients how to cope with trauma, distressing feelings and reactions
Mindfulness: Learning how to observe the situation and accept yourself and others as they are, and learning how to enjoy life just as it is and not how you would like it to be
Interpersonal effectiveness: Helping patients cope with difficult situations and difficult people to create healthy boundaries and build happier relationships.

Empowering families to stay sober

Addiction is a family disease. We believe that the disease of addiction affects more than just the individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol: we recognize that the lives of those around the addicted individual are touched in many negative ways. We know family, friends, loved ones or employers need education, guidance and support if treatment is to be successful.

Addiction Campuses of Mississippi’s clinical staff will keep the family involved in the treatment process and the decisions.

We offer help for everyone whose lives are impacted by drug and alcohol addiction and mental health behavior. We believe primary treatment is only the initial step in the recovery process - our ultimate goal is to promote a sober lifestyle - one that is lasting and productive, and is worth living.

At Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, we are invested in the family program as a pivotal part of the treatment and recovery process. It is our belief that families must be given the opportunity to heal and develop the necessary tools to successfully negotiate the dynamic challenges that take place during drug and alcohol addiction recovery. We believe that addiction is a family disease and recovery is a process of family healing.

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  • Simply stated, the confidential treatment I received at Turning Point Recovery gave me my life back. It restored dignity to myself and my marriage and at the same time taught me new life coping skills that are helping me every day as I move forward.

    Deciding to enter the program was very difficult and humbling since I am a working professional, in my 50’s, and this was my second time for substance abuse treatment. While the first time years ago was a residential facility for a month, I believe the Intensive Outpatient Program taught me new life skills each day and then allowed me to apply those skills in my family setting restoring balance in my life and subsequently repairing my marriage.

    There were patients much younger than I and the staff found ways to make us all relate to each other and see that we shared a common problem. Addiction can touch any family. I say it again; the staff of Turning Point Recovery and the concept of the Intensive Outpatient Program gave me new life skills that have restored my self-respect and a new outlook for my life.

    ---- Sincerely, Larry E. Memphis, TN
  • I’d like to share a few thoughts on my experience at The Turning Point Recovery. I came to the office in July 2009 when the hospital counselor gave me a referral while my wife was recovering from a stress related coma caused by finding out I had continued drinking secretly whenever she wasn’t at home. For over 25 years I’d struggled with alcoholism on and off and filling out the intake form at the outpatient treatment center seemed a waste of time. I was told “I think we can help you Mr. L, when can you come back to see us?”

    My weeks at TPR were the beginning of a divinely guided walk in faith that I’ve been on now for 2-1/2 years now. This program has the perfect combination of the right people to encourage my honesty and self-evaluation while supplying the skills I needed to enlighten my ignorance about this “dis-ease” I couldn’t conquer. The insights I gained are priceless and I still use the skills they taught me today. The requirement to attend AA meetings regularly and get a temporary sponsor within 2 weeks set me on the path toward a God ordained friendship that is ongoing and has introduced me to a prison ministry (Kairos) that God has also used to step up the growth process in my life. I’ve been on an accelerated journey filled with insights, blessings, freedom and spiritual growth that is often flirting with the fourth dimension that Bill W. was rocketed to in his stories. I have close ties with the staff and some alumni that are so valuable as a support network, ever providing a needed base of those I can rely on and trust in times of struggle, and yes I can deal with those without a crutch now, thanks to the Bridge I took to recovery.

    ---- God Bless you
  • Debbie & Bobby: Was just out doing my daily walk and heard a Turning Point commercial. It sounds sincere and inviting for those you’re trying to reach. Remember those spots are how I found you guys months before I finally showed up on your door. It gave me cause to reflection during the walk, after all it is spring time right? Is this weather crazy or what?

    Allow me a moment to tell you three folks and the entire staff again how much I appreciate your program for giving me the tools … sorry Bobby, the skills to get my life back in order. It reminded me that I had lived a happier and healthy lifestyle before I allowed using to eat away at my core beliefs again. Anger and depression had eaten away my values. The Nike “just do it” approach takes commitment but the reward is personal happiness and a renewed vision of hope for the future. It’s been up to me and there are still days when crap can get in my head. That’s the disease talking to me. My solution has been an active volunteer role in my church, four to five meetings a week, daily or almost daily physical exercise and that’s preceded by daily meditation readings and prayer.

    Our marriage is about 90% repaired with open communication that is better than at any point. This will sound almost too thick, but yes Bobby and Debbie I finally feel some “Balance” in my life.

    God is great … and so are you guys!

    ---- Sincerely, Larry E