ABOUT THE HAVEN HOUSE
Located in Oxford, Miss., Haven House is a 48-bed residential facility that specializes in treating adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health concerns. Along with a primary residential program, which requires a minimum client commitment of 30 days, Haven House also provides transitional housing, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and aftercare services. Haven House does not offer medical detoxification services on-site, however, according to the facility’s website, Haven House does provide “withdrawal management services.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, prospective clients participate in an initial pre-admission assessment over the phone. An in-person assessment may also be administered upon intake to identify individual client needs. Haven House blends evidence-based treatments, 12-step immersion, and holistic treatment methods to equip clients with the tools necessary to achieve a successfully recovery.
During the primary residential program, clients adhere to a structured, supervised schedule of treatment programming. The principles and practices of the 12-steps are major components of Haven House’s treatment approach. 12-step meetings are held twice daily on-site, and clients may be required to study fellowship literature (Big Book) and perform associated “step-work.” Clients may also attend process groups, individual counseling sessions, educational classes on addiction, and workshops on relapse prevention and coping skills.
Haven House integrates a range of holistic and alternative treatment approaches. During the primary residential program, clients participate in musical and artistic expression classes, yoga sessions, guided meditation, and nature walks. To address co-occurring mental health disorders, Haven House may facilitate psychiatric consultations and ongoing medication management.
Upon completion of the short-term residential program, Haven House operates a transitional living facility for program alumni. Residents may stay in transitional housing for up to six months. For continuing care, Haven House also offers an intensive outpatient program, which may involve process groups and relapse prevention-focused educational classes. The facility provides one year of recovery support services for alumni residing in the area.
Haven House’s treatment staff includes licensed rehabilitation counselors and clinical social workers and the facility is certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Haven House can accommodate up to 48 men and women at a time. There is currently no additional information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility three out of five stars for accommodations & amenities and two, three, and four stars respectively for meals & nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. The alumni reviews were favorable overall. Two of the anonymous clients gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, and the third reviewer gave the facility four out of five stars in this category. All three alumni gave the facility three stars for accommodations & amenities, with the facility receiving two, three, and four stars for meals & nutrition. Three reviewers all agreed that the facility is adequately equipped to treat co-occurring conditions and that facility staff are experienced and well-trained.
The individuals polled The clients mentioned many strengths of the facility, including guest speakers, one-on-one counseling, and a clean facility. Two reviewers expressed that the coed nature of Haven House is a weakness. An anonymous alum also added that “Haven house saved my life, and even though it is a state run facility God works through the people there for His purpose.”
On the facility’s Google page, which it cannot manage, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on four total reviews.1 Reviewers highlighted the care and patience demonstrated by Haven House’s staff. Reviewer K.K., who gave five stars, called Haven House a home away from home. She wrote, “Haven House saved many many lives, including mine.” Another reviewer, S.F., supported that viewpoint. He gave five stars and wrote “These people have been there, understand, and aren’t in it for the buck!”
According to the facility’s website, Haven House accepts most major insurance plans and provides a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients.