ABOUT REGION 8 ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES
Region 8 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services has many locations offering a variety of services to individuals from children through adults. Region 8 offers a variety of mental health services in addition to their drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. The treatment options for drug and alcohol abuse include Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, Residential Treatment, Family Treatment, Substance Abuse Prevention Services,, and Employee Assistance Programs.
The residential program offers a male residence located in Mendenhall, MS and a female residence located in Hazlehurst, MS. The facility does not indicate if they offer detox services or if residents must be detoxified before admission.
TREATMENT AND ASSESSMENT
Region 8’s residential treatment program approach is an evidence-based model using Cognitive Behavioral therapies and Systems Theories. Individual plans of care are formed for each client to address specific physical, emotional, spiritual, and social issues. Each client’s plan of care is developed as the basis for aftercare needs and incorporates family therapy as needed as they believe it is an effective and important aspect of substance abuse treatment.
A typical day for a resident may include any of the following: individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, educational services, and recreation and social activities. Vocational rehabilitation services, structured physical exercise activities, and a medical examination.
Aftercare services are offered to all residents upon completion of the program and includes individual and group therapy, family treatment, and involvement with AA and NA as well as thorough aftercare planning. The facility also offers employment assistance.
The staff of Region 8 includes administrative staff, clinical staff, and therapeutic staff, including counselors and coordinators.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND AMENITIES
Region 8 does not indicate their bed capacity, the details of the accommodations, or list any additional amenities. The two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on Region 8’s accommodations and amenities to date rated it four and two out of five stars. These same individuals offered five- and four-star ratings for its meals and nutrition. One reviewer rated its cleanliness four stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alum Nick, the sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, gave Region 8 mixed to low ratings in many of the evaluated metrics, but positive qualitative feedback. The alum gave exercise and leisure options three out of five stars, its counseling options two stars, and its holistic treatment offerings only one star. Despite his low ratings, Nick highly recommended Region 8, writing: “The staff is very caring, and it isn’t a strict 12 step program, which works for many, but not all. It has no official religious officiation, and the food is actually incredible.”
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave Region 8 mixed to positive ratings, rating the facility four out of five stars for its affordability and the level of staff support, and three stars for its exercise and leisure provisions and its counseling options. In comments, the anonymous spouse praised the center for its secluded environment and treatment but wrote that the accommodations could have been more private: “Private rooms are must. It’s hard enough being away from home in a situation like this, but having to deal with the quirks of a stranger makes it worse.”
Cost of treatment is not listed on the facility’s website or other sources. According to, this facility does accept state insurance (other than Medicaid), military insurance, and Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers.