Mississippi Drug Addiction Treatment And Alcohol Rehab Facilities

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Mississippi State Census Facts

Mississippi Population Facts

Mississippi Total population: 2,918,790

Mississippi Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 3.80%

Males in Mississippi: 1,415,356

Females in Mississippi: 1,503,434

Median age in Mississippi (years): 35.3

Under 5 years in Mississippi: 213,484

18 years and over in Mississippi: 2,155,478

65 years and over in Mississippi: 364,482

One race in Mississippi: 2,892,700

White in Mississippi: 1,750,992

Black or African American in Mississippi: 1,083,528

American Indian and Alaska Native: 12,985

Asian in Mississippi: 24,238

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 954

Some other race in Mississippi: 20,003

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Mississippi: 26,090

Hispanic or Latino in Mississippi (of any race): 56,577

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 58.50%

Foreign born people in Mississippi, percent, 2000: 1.40%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 3.60%

High school graduates in Mississippi, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 72.90%

Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 16.90%

People with a disability in Mississippi, age 5+, 2000: 607,570

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.6

Housing units in Mississippi, 2008: 1,267,231

Mississippi Homeownership rate, 2000: 72.30%

Housing units in multi-unit structures in Mississippi, percent, 2000: 13.30%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Mississippi, 2000: $71,400

Households in Mississippi, 2000: 1,046,434

Mississippi People per household, 2000: 2.63

Median household income in Mississippi, 2008: $37,818

Mississippi Per capita money income, 1999: $15,853

People in Mississippi below poverty level, percent, 2008: 20.80%

Mississippi Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Mississippi, 2007: 61,874

Private nonfarm employment in Mississippi, 2007: 941,328

Private nonfarm employment in Mississippi, percent change 2000-2007: -1.60%

Nonemployer establishments in Mississippi, 2007: 185,968

Total number of businesses in Mississippi, 2002: 187,602

Black-owned businesses in Mississippi, percent, 2002: 13.30%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.40%

Asian-owned businesses in Mississippi, percent, 2002: 1.60%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Mississippi, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Mississippi, percent, 2002: 0.70%

Women-owned businesses in Mississippi, percent, 2002: 25.10%

Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 38,276,054

Wholesale trade sales in Mississippi, 2002 ($1000): 19,215,751

Retail sales in Mississippi, 2002 ($1000): 25,017,531

Retail sales per capita in Mississippi, 2002: $8,724

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 5,486,105

Building permits in Mississippi, 2008: 11,428

Federal spending in Mississippi, 2008: 30,097,651

Mississippi Geography Facts

Mississippi Land area, 2000 (square miles): 46,906.96

Mississippi People per square mile, 2000: 60.6

Mississippi Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Mississippi Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Mississippi: 2.61

Average family size in Mississippi: 3.18

Mississippi Population 25 years and over: 1,845,409

Civilian veterans in Mississippi (civilian population 18 years and over): 212,103

Foreign born in Mississippi: 55,564

Male, Now married, except separated in Mississippi (population 15 years and over): 545,493

Female, Now married, except separated in Mississippi (population 15 years and over): 531,160

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 94,610

Mississippi Household population: 2,819,592

Mississippi Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 1,350,038

Mean travel time to work in Mississippi in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 24

Median household income in Mississippi (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 37,404

Median family income in Mississippi (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 46,413

Mississippi Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 19,880

Mississippi Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Mississippi: 1,248,334

Occupied housing units in Mississippi: 1,079,088

Owner-occupied housing units in Mississippi: 763,576

Renter-occupied housing units in Mississippi: 315,512

Vacant housing units in Mississippi: 169,246

Owner-occupied homes in Mississippi: 763,576

Median value (dollars): 94,000

With a mortgage in Mississippi (dollars): 997

Not mortgaged in Mississippi (dollars): 327

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Mississippi can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Mississippi offers a comprehensive list of Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Facilities to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Treatment and Alcoholism Treatment Centers in Mississippi.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility are:

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The significant drug problem for Mississippi law enforcement during the last few years is the movement of illegal drugs into and through Mississippi. Mississippi is ideally suited with its interstate system, deepwater and river ports, and air and rail systems as the “Crossroads of the South” to facilitate drug movement from the South Texas/Mexico area and Gulf ports to the entire Midwest and Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Mississippi has many successful drug and alcohol rehab programs to help with their state’s drug problem. For those of you in Mississippi who are struggling with addiction you can choose a better life, however hopeless your current situation seems. Change is possible with the right drug treatment and support. Don’t give up, even if you’ve tried and failed before. There are many different roads to recovery, but almost all involve bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. Overcoming drug addiction is difficult; you may not be able to do it on your first try. Most people find that it takes multiple attempts to achieve lasting recovery. But, by examining the problem and thinking about change, you’re already on your way.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 167 20 55 92 147
Past Year Marijuana Use 183 24 67 92 159
Past Month Marijuana Use 108 12 39 57 96
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 88 12 28 48 76
Past Year Cocaine Use 38 2 12 24 36
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 99 14 35 50 85
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,205 118 112 975 1,087
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 22 11 10 2 12
Past Month Alcohol Use 867 32 158 677 835
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 440 18 106 315 421
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
1,117 120 134 863 997
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 90 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 62 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 763 31 146 586 732
Past Month Cigarette Use 620 24 123 473 596
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
1,682 170 226 1,286 1,512
Illicit Drug Dependence 43 5 16 22 38
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 67 10 24 33 57
Alcohol Dependence 67 4 24 40 64
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 148 10 47 91 138
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 183 16 60 108 168
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 57 10 22 25 47
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 142 10 44 88 132

Mississippi Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported making 186 arrests for drug violations in Mississippi.
  • There were 16,190 total drug arrests reported in Mississippi during 2006.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 177,000 (7%) of Mississippi citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 1.2 million (51.97%) Mississippi citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 72,000 (3.07%) Mississippi citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 47,000 (2.00%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, authorities reported that there were 46 children affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Mississippi.
  • There were 7,368 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Mississippi in 2006. During 2005, there were 8,587 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Mississippi. There were 10,079 treatment admissions during 2004.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 66,000 (2.81%) Mississippi citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Mississippi it is estimated that there will be around 13,443 DUI's, and 160 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 814 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 4,176 tobacco related deaths, and 162 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 140,456 marijuana users, 23,016 cocaine addicts, and 1,303 heroin addicts living in Mississippi. It is also estimated that there are 61,508 people abusing prescription drugs, 5,867 people that use inhalants, and 10,445 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Mississippi, there will be around 17,731 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine, primarily crack, is the primary drug threat in Mississippi due to the availability of the drug, its high addiction rate, and its propensity for violence.
    • Cocaine, primarily crack, is the predominant drug threat in Mississippi.
    • Cocaine is widely available and frequently distributed across the state.
    • Cocaine abuse is reported in the metropolitan cities and rural and urban areas.
    • The abuse and distribution of cocaine is associated with more incidents of violent crime than any other drug.
    • Most of the powdered cocaine in the state is transported via private and commercial motor vehicles on Interstates 10 and 20 by Colombian and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) and African American criminal groups.
    • African American street gangs and local independent dealers convert most of the powdered cocaine into crack cocaine for retail sales.
  • Heroin:
    • Heroin is considered a minimal drug threat in Mississippi due to the low demand and high cost of the drug.
    • Heroin is considered a low drug threat in most of Mississippi, although there have been some heroin seizures on the Coast. These seizures were primarily due to the coast’s proximity to New Orleans. Most heroin seizures resulted from interdiction stops destined for eastern states.
    • According to Herbert Loving, Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (MDMH), Division of Alcohol, and Drugs, there are approximately 166,000 Mississippians in need of drug treatment. The state has 774 beds for residential and secondary therapeutic services and 83 inpatient beds. An additional 200 beds are located at Parchman penitentiary. According to the latest statistics, from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005 there were 20,938 admissions for drug and alcohol treatment. Of those receiving treatment, 12,652 were admitted for treatment for drug abuse. (See attached chart.) For fiscal year 2006, the State of Mississippi allocated $20.8 million for alcohol and drug treatment. Moreover, this funding is for treatment at state funded facilities only. Private programs are treating individuals as well without state subsidizing. The cost of treatment has increased 15 to 20 percent over the past five years. The projected increase in the cost of treatment is expected to continue at the same rate; however, this increase could change due to unforeseen events. The cost of treatment per person varies significantly, depending on the individual’s needs.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine is the second most serious drug threat in Mississippi due to increasing availability, the rapid growth of abuse, the threat to human life, and the threat to the environment.
    • Methamphetamine is the fastest growing drug threat in Mississippi.
    • Law enforcement reporting indicates that methamphetamine is replacing crack cocaine as the primary drug threat due to the availability, low cost, and long lasting effect.
    • Methamphetamine generates violent crime and hazardous conditions during production and distribution.
    • Most of the methamphetamine available for resale in Mississippi is produced in and transported from Mexico via the Southwest Border states.
    • Most of the methamphetamine produced in Mississippi is for local consumption and local markets.
    • Caucasian independent groups are the primary producers of methamphetamine manufactured in Mississippi.
    • African American independent groups are becoming involved in the use and distribution of methamphetamine.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Other dangerous drugs (ODDs), including club drugs, hallucinogens and steroids, are not as significant a threat as other drugs. The availability and diversion of these drugs continue to increase in Mississippi.
    • Other dangerous drugs are a continuous threat in Mississippi although not to the extent of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.
    • The threat from club drugs such as MDMA has remained steady throughout the state.
    • MDMA has become the most prevalent and popular of the “club drugs” in Mississippi.
    • Club drugs are available usually in small quantities throughout the state, especially around university towns.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • The diversion of pharmaceutical drugs is a popular means for obtaining drugs illegally.
    • Law enforcement officials report OxyContin abuse continues to be a viable threat.
    • Everything from prescription forgeries to doctor-shopping aids in the diversion process; however, an increasing number of diverted pharmaceutical drugs are transported into Mississippi from Mexico and Southwest Border towns.
    • Internet pharmacies are becoming more popular, despite inflated prices, due to the sites not requiring a prescription or a doctor’s examination.
    • Methadone clinics in neighboring states continue to be a source for the abuse of Methadone by Mississippi residents.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is the most frequently abused and abundantly available drug in Mississippi.
    • Marijuana continues to be the most commonly used drug in Mississippi. Reports indicate it is the gateway drug for teens and young adults who are beginning to experiment with drugs.
    • Although treatment data indicates admission rates for marijuana abuse are moderate, abuse continues to be widespread.
    • Locally grown marijuana is intended for local consumption.
    • Higher-grade marijuana is becoming available due to the modern indoor cultivation techniques, influence of Vietnamese gangs and sources in Canada.
    • Mexican marijuana is commonly transported into and through Mississippi along primary transportation routes.
    • Criminal groups usually transport smaller shipments to reduce the effects of high volume seizures; however, recent reporting indicates the shipments are increasing in size.
    • Local dealers, street gangs, and small ethnic trafficking groups distribute marijuana in the local market.

Mississippi is comprised of 82 counties, located within 47,233 square miles, the majority offering rural agricultural areas. Mississippi has 362 miles of coastline extending from Louisiana to Alabama. Mississippi lies within 500 miles of more than 115 million consumers and 136 major metropolitan areas. Mississippi has an elaborate system of interstate highways and major thoroughfares that make traveling to these metropolitan areas quick and easy. Because of their large number, many of these highways are seldom patrolled.

Mississippi has seven passenger airports including the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, Tupelo Municipal Airport, Gulfport-Biloxi Airport in Gulfport, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in Hattiesburg, Greenville Municipal Airport, Meridian Municipal Airport, and the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson. In Mississippi alone, primary rail carriers on the nearly 3,000 miles of train track include the Illinois Central Railroad, Kansas City Southern, Burlington Northern, Columbus & Greenville Railroad Company, and Norfolk Southern System. Amtrak passenger service to and from New Orleans, Louisiana to Chicago, Illinois transits the entire State of Mississippi with major stops in state providing yet another conduit for transporting and distributing large quantities of all types of drugs.

Mississippi’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 2,910,5401
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 60.1% white; 37.4% black/African American; 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native; 0.8% Asian; 0.0% Native Mississippian/other Pacific Islander; 0.6% other race; 0.7% two or more races; 1.6% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)