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Merit Health - Psychiatric

Merit Health - Psychiatric

Drug Rehab Center in Biloxi, Mississippi

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

Merit Health offers personalized dual diagnosis mental health treatment in Biloxi, MS, utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods and treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs, including CBT and private health insurance acceptance.

About Merit Health - Psychiatric in Mississippi

Merit Health is a psychiatric provider serving the Biloxi, MS area that specializes in dual diagnosis mental health treatments. This allows them to address any underlying mental health issues that may be intertwined with addiction. Their team of professionals is trained to provide compassionate, personalized care to each and every patient to ensure their needs are met.

Merit Health offers a variety of treatment plans tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. These plans range from intensive inpatient treatment to outpatient care and include a variety of therapeutic methods such as couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, and nutrition therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) is also available for those who need it. They accept private health insurance, making it easy for patients to access the care they need.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.

    Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is an option that provides the addict with a supportive environment in which they can stop using. After detox, an inpatient treatment center provides a structured environment for the addict to recover from their addiction and begin taking steps toward a lifetime of sobriety.

    This type of treatment is appropriate for addicts that are most in need of intensive care and supervision. This includes those who were unable to quit on their own, those who need more structure than they can get in outpatient treatment, and those whose addiction has led them into legal trouble or severe health problems.

    Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

    Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
    • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
    • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober

    Therapies & Programs

    Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.

    Couples therapy works with clients and significant others in a professional capacity to improve relationship dynamics. This can be helpful for addicts who are trying to marry the idea of recovery into their work, family, social lives – any aspect that has to do with relationships. Through counseling sessions, addicts will have an opportunity to talk about their addiction with professional partners.

    Family therapy is beneficial for people who are in addiction treatment services because it offers addicts the opportunity to work with their family members to better understand what led them to make choices that contributed to their addiction.

    This type of therapy helps family members reach a deeper understanding of how they can best support their loved one during recovery. It also helps the addict better understand their own motivations and triggers that led them to turn to substance abuse.

    Family therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

    • Assists family members in processing difficult feelings so they don’t blame or resent recovering addicts
    • Assists family members in understanding how addiction has impacted the addict and everyone who is involved with them
    • Allows the addict to take responsibility for their actions, while encouraging improved communication skills
    • Helps family members understand how to best support an individual in recovery so addicts don’t relapse again.

    Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Biloxi, MS insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people with addiction. Specifically, it is a way of identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause the addiction. It is typically used in an individual counseling session.

    The content explains cognitive behavioral therapy and how it works to address some behaviors that may be leading to unintended consequences in their life, as well as its benefits for those seeking sobriety.

    It works by helping people to talk through their issues and addressing the thoughts that cause said behaviors. It is an excellent way of learning about oneself and one’s perception of the world.

    It’s important to remember that malnutrition can affect your mood and energy level, which affects your desire to get sober. Good nutrition helps keep your body strong against the familiar ravages of drug use–tuberculosis, hepatitis, abscesses, infections, etc. — as well as the physical symptoms of withdrawal. If you’re eating right, you’ll have more energy for productive activities and will have more strength to fight cravings.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) has many benefits for drug addicts who also choose to quit smoking. It is an effective technique at this treatment center that provides smokers with the nicotine they are addicted to without inhaling carcinogens from cigarettes to wean them off entirely. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, irritability, bone loss, stroke, type II diabetes, fertility in women, an enhanced sense of taste and smell.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Merit Health - Psychiatric

    Experiential therapy uses engaging activities to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions. For example, the patient could role-play a problematic situation or engage in activities like drawing, painting, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings.

    Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. Experiential therapy occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand.

    It is based on the belief that to truly understand and gain insight into oneself and behavior; it is necessary and helpful to have real experiences with the issues involved. Some therapists have developed the experiential therapy approach as a way of treating addictive behaviors or dealing with impulses related to addiction. It comes from an existential school of psychotherapy called ‘experiential existential.’

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Merit Health - Psychiatric Location and Directions
    Address Information180 180C Debuys Road
    Biloxi, Mississippi 39531 Phone Number(228) 388-0600 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Biloxi, Mississippi Addiction Information

    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.

    According to recent statistics, nearly 10% of the population in Biloxi struggles with a substance abuse problem. Additionally, over 17,000 people reported using heroin in the past year, and over 9,000 people reported using cocaine. This can lead to many negative consequences for both the individual and the community. There are many types of drug treatment available in Biloxi. Some common types of treatment include inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and 12-step programs.

    Treatment in Nearby Cities
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    Oak Arbor
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    G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center - Hattiesburg CBOC
    5003 5003 Hardy Street, Tower B, Suite 402, Hattiesburg, MS 39402


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