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Oxford Treatment Center - Etta

297 County Road 244 , Etta, Mississippi, 38627
At Oxford, your treatment won’t be one-size-fits-all. We know that every person has a unique story and unique goals for recovery. You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan, created for you by our caring and qualified team, tailored to your individual goals and needs. Our continuum of care will ensure that you’ll have every step of treatment you need. Whether you need medical detox, a stay in a residential program, or an intensive outpatient program, you’ll find a comprehensive program at Oxford. We offer a wide range of therapies and treatment modalities to help you achieve your goal of recovery. We capitalize on our scenic location in Etta Mississippi near a national forest, and incorporate outdoor activities, such as hiking and horseback riding, into our therapies. We also offer music, art, and trauma-informed therapies, in addition to the usual group and individual therapy courses. We also have a variety of treatment modalities, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy. Recovery involves much more than giving up substances—it’s a whole new way of living and connecting with yourself and others. At Oxford, we have an ideal environment in Etta Mississippi that allows us to provide a whole host of activities and amenities that allow you to connect to nature, reflect, restore your physical health, and reconnect. Whether you want to focus on strengthening your body at our fitness centers, meditate on the banks of our private lake, or work with animals in our equine therapy program, our facility will provide a variety of features to not only make your stay enjoyable but to give you the best possible head start in recovery. While your recovery toolkit will have filled up nicely by the end of your stay at residential treatment, not everybody is ready to move forward alone. Oxford’s aftercare planners and alumni coordinators will make sure you have a plan and a support network for transitioning back into the world after treatment. We also know the importance of making and maintaining a network of sober individuals, so we’ll connect you with local AA and 12-step chapters and with a national alumni network to provide you with a comprehensive support network for recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Music Therapy
  • Ropes Course Therapy
  • Young Adult Program
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Trauma Track


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Lakeside
  • Luxury
  • Private/Secluded
  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Mark Sawyer
    Mark SawyerCEO
    Mark Sawyer most recently served as CEO at Acadia Healthcare's Twelve Oaks Recovery Center in Navarre, Fla. During his six-year tenure at Twelve Oaks, Sawyer served as controller, CFO, director of operations and CEO. Under his leadership, the center made strides in client satisfaction, employee engagement and financial metrics, earning Acadia's first Recovery Division Clinical Excellence Award in 2016.
  • Mark Stovall
    Mark StovallCOO
    Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, joined Oxford Treatment Center in March. He brings nearly 20 years experience in the coordination, development and management of inpatient chemical dependency and behavioral health programs. Stovall is the former director of the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH). During his eight years with the department, he led divisions including adolescent services, clinical services, and treatment services. His efforts at DMH included advancing the use of evidence-based programs in community treatment centers across Mississippi.
  • Mary L. Smith
    Mary L. SmithDirector of Admissions
    When patients and families reach out to The Oxford Center, Mary’s role is to connect them with the help they need. Her experience in the addiction-recovery field includes working as a clinical assistant, family program counselor and admissions officer at New Life Lodge in Tennessee and volunteering with 23rd Judicial District Drug Court in Dickson County, Tenn. Her experience also includes managing sober-living homes for women.
  • Jerri Avery, LCAT, Ph.D.
    Jerri Avery, LCAT, Ph.D.Clinical Director
    Jerri Avery, LCAT, Ph.D., has over 24 years of experience in federal grant-writing and implementation, social service program management, workforce development, social science research, and governmental and nonprofit leadership. Dr. Avery holds a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Jackson State University. She has directed programs and conducted research on mental health promotion, drug prevention, and drug treatment initiatives. Prior to becoming Oxford’s clinical director, Dr. Avery served as Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services.

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Oxford Treatment Center remains open and committed to providing critical addiction treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic. As per the updated CDC guidelines, patients who are vaccinated may not need to quarantine upon admissions. Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should bring their vaccination cards to the facility when they enter treatment. COVID-19 testing at Oxford remains available, and the facility is accepting both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients.

Operated by American Addiction Centers and set in a remote, lakeside setting in Etta, Miss., Oxford Treatment Center provides services for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Although the Etta-based facility specializes in providing medically-supervised detox and residential treatment, an additional center in Oxford offers a partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), standard outpatient (OP) treatment, and continuing care.

According to its website, the facility guarantees a complimentary 30-day stay to any client who relapses after completing 90 days of treatment. In Mississippi, Oxford Treatment Center is only one of eight substance abuse treatment facilities that provides residential detoxification in a non-hospital setting and one of 22 offering long-term (30+ days) of residential, non-hospital long-term care.


Often clients begin treatment at the facility with medically managed detox. During this process, participants receive 24-hour supervision and medication to ease the symptoms of withdrawal. Once stabilized, they transition to residential treatment, which is based on 12-step principles and includes individual, group, and family therapy.

According to the website, most clients meet with a psychologist or psychiatrist at least twice a week. In the evenings, residents attend 12-step meetings. They also engage in a range of holistic, experiential, and alternative treatment modalities, including art and music therapy, equine therapy, and wilderness education.

At the conclusion of treatment, clients receive an aftercare plan, which may include additional treatment through Oxford’s PHP, IOP, and OP.


Within the state, Oxford Treatment Center is only one of 14 substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission and only one of 14 that bears the seal of approval by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). According to its website, the treatment staff includes physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors. To date, the eight individuals polled by on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.5/5


Oxford Treatment Center comprises eight large cabins set on 110 acres of wooded terrain. The property includes a private lake, outdoor meeting areas and walking trails, a fitness center, and an equestrian center. Residents sleep in cabins with semi-private bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a common area, and a laundry room. Residents may have visitors (subject to their therapist’s approval) on Sunday afternoons.

Clients who participate in the PHP and IOP may stay at the Resolutions Oxford campus, located 16 miles from the Etta facility. To date, the eight individuals polled by on the matter appreciated the quality of the facilities.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.9/5


At the time of this writing, some 40 alumni submitted mostly positive reviews of Oxford Treatment Center. The 80 percent in this category offered high praise for the caring staff, many of whom had experienced the pattern of substance abuse and could relate firsthand to clients’ issues.

Reviewers also expressed gratitude for the life-saving treatment they received, often after trying unsuccessfully at other rehabs. They appreciated the variety of classes and activities, beautiful setting, and great food. Overall, the four to six alumni polled by on specific metrics praised aspects of the facility's programming.

Holistic Offerings: 4.8/5
Family Participation: 4.6/5
Counseling Options: 4.2/5

An anonymous reviewer wrote: “Very knowledgable caring staff at all levels, many of whom are in recovery themselves. Across the board excellence from food to facilities, curriculum and care provided. I also gained much insight and related particularly well with the equine therapy portion of the program.”

On secondary sites, Oxford Treatment Center, Etta, also received highly favorable coverage to date: 4.3 out of five stars based on 158 reviews on Google. [1] Google reviewers repeatedly attributed the program with saving their life and praised the therapists and nurses, staff, food, and setting, as expressed by five-star reviewer John: “Great Facility. I have definitely learned a lot. They have a way of peeling back the layers of addiction and pin pointing exactly what helps you the most. Loved the wide variety of group sessions."


To date, six loved ones submitted positive reviews of Oxford Treatment Center to Those who rated the program’s treatment effectiveness gave it perfect five out of five stars, thanked the facility for saving their loved one’s life, and would recommend it. They singled out the caring staff, as well as holistic offerings and family program, such as D.H., who wrote: “I completed the Family Program and it was so touching, informative and a life changing experience. The staff absolutely opened my eyes to so much that I hadn't seen before.”


Oxford Treatment Center accepts most private insurance plans and offers self-pay and payment plan options. Find out if your insurance covers some or all treatment costs. Overall, the seven individuals polled by on the matter appreciated the cost of the facility.

Affordability: 4.7/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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