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The Friendship Connection

The Friendship Connection

The Friendship Connection is a 24-bed women's addiction treatment facility in Jackson, Mississippi, offering gender-specific programs and comprehensive services to address substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

  • Mental Health
  • Drug Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About This Mississippi Facility

The Friendship Connection, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is a 24-bed residential treatment facility dedicated exclusively to women's addiction recovery. It offers a unique blend of primary and transitional care, helping women overcome substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues with a gender-specific approach.

The Friendship Connection aims to provide comprehensive treatment services that address the unique needs of women in recovery. Although not accredited by major organizations, its robust programs and positive patient reviews have earned it a spot on several "best rehabs" lists.

  • Gender-Specific Programs: Tailors treatment to meet the unique needs of women.
  • Comprehensive Services: Offers individual and group counseling, anger management, and relapse prevention.
  • Focus on Life Skills: Provides education on coping skills, money management, and parenting classes.
  • Evidence-Based Therapies: Utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy.

The Friendship Connection treats substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. Specializing in women's recovery, it focuses on trauma, parenting skills, and life management, making it particularly beneficial for women seeking comprehensive, specialized care.

  • 19 Conditions Treated
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 22 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

The inappropriate use of any drug in Jackson, MS is substance abuse. This involves alcohol, medications, and illicit drugs. With a combination of physical and psychiatric therapies, drug addiction is successfully treated at The Friendship Connection. After Detox is complete, individuals follow-up with treatments treating the root cause of the addiction.

Opioid Addiction Treatment supports people recovering from addiction to prescription drugs as well as illegal opioids. This is a hospital-based or residential treatment. Depending upon one’s age, detox without the appropriate medication may be unpleasant or even dangerous–some get body aches, fever, chills, while others may even have seizures.

Opioid treatment involves medically assisted detox, physical and mental support. Most rehabilitations use an array of treatments to ensure overall wellbeing, such as Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) in which one gets behavioral therapy, medicines, and counseling. A client-centered approach can reduce one’s chances of relapse. Therapists at work with the client to figure out environmental and behavioral triggers, giving them the power to change the patterns.

Levels of Care Offered at The Friendship Connection

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detoxification is a reduction in the effects of drugs and alcohol. It can be beneficial for people who have a history of withdrawal, who are at risk for dangerous health concerns, or who are unable to function well in their day-to-day lives due to addiction.

Detoxification is beneficial for:
  • People who are unable to overcome addiction without the help of professional care.
  • People who are at risk for dangerous health conditions due to withdrawal.
  • People who are at risk for overdose or serious health concerns after a relapse.

If you believe that addiction treatment is right for you or a loved one, you can contact your primary care physician, or search for addiction treatment centers in your area. Treatment is beneficial to people who are motivated towards recovery, and who understand the benefits of professional care.

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

Treatment for substance abuse does not cease after an individual successfully completes a detox or rehabilitation program. A vital follow-up treatment service is aftercare support provided to individuals at The Friendship Connection in Mississippi after they attain initial sobriety.

Aftercare support often takes the following forms: 12-Step Programs, Outpatient Treatment Programs, and Support Groups. The most effective aftercare programs are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs and circumstances.

Therapies & Programs

Addiction and alcoholism always harm an addict’s relationships with others and none more than relationships with a spouse or partner. Couples therapy is an essential part of restoring trust and good communication to intimate relationships harmed by addiction. Couples therapy by The Friendship Connection helps repair the damage done to these important relationships.

Recovery can be more effective if the entire family’s involved. Family therapy hosted by The Friendship Connection brings in the addict’s family to explore genetic factors. It gives loved ones the tools for dealing with addiction and its underlying mental issues. It is a recommended step in helping addicts adapt to sober living.

Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. Accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. With The Friendship Connection in Jackson, Mississippi, there’s no reason to go through recovery alone.

Trauma is one of the most common causes of psychological disorders. It’s often found in people with addiction diagnoses. Trauma therapy addresses this by examining the emotions and thoughts people have formed due to past traumas. Traumas are complex but trauma therapy can reduce their ability to contribute to addictive behaviors.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on the connection between how someone feels, acts, and thinks. It shows someone how to accept responsibility for their behaviors and actions, while also strengthening a person’s awareness of the circumstances they put themselves into. It can give people attending The Friendship Connection in Jackson, Mississippi the strength to realize they were self-destructing, allowing them to finally reach out and get the help they need.

A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people and the staff at The Friendship Connection are trained to assist in 12-step management.

Contingency Management (CM), also known as motivational incentives or prize method, is a behavioral therapy type. It is based on the principle that their consequences influence the behaviors of an individual. So, it promotes the desired behavior by giving rewards while discouraging the unwanted behaviors by withholding the rewards or even by giving punishments. One of the expected desired behavior is the absence of drug in a toxicology screen, and the rewards vary from prize or vouchers, to experiences. CM is used for individuals who need therapy for more than 3 months, and it has the advantage of being implemented by family members.

Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    The Friendship Connection Location and Directions
    Address Information1480 Raymond Road
    Jackson, Mississippi 39204 Phone Number601-373-1533 x2
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    The Friendship Connection Location and Directions

    1480 Raymond Road
    Jackson, MS 39204
    601-373-1533 x2


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+)

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

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    Jackson, Mississippi Addiction and Treatment

    Mississippi has one of the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse-related deaths. Approximately 350,000 residents use illicit drugs every year while another 108,000 abuse alcohol. In one year, doctors in Mississippi prescribed 76.8 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons. This compares to the national rate of 51.4 prescriptions.

    Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, is a vibrant city nestled along the Pearl River. With its rich history, cultural attractions like the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, and outdoor recreation options such as hiking at LeFleur's Bluff State Park, Jackson offers a diverse range of activities for residents and visitors alike. However, the city has been grappling with substance abuse issues, with opioid-related deaths in Hinds County being 25% higher than the state average in 2020, and fentanyl-related overdoses increasing by 40% annually from 2020-2024.

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