At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi,
we specialize in the evaluation of Opiate Use Disorder (pain pill addiction)

We utilize Medication Assisted Treatment with buprenorphine (Suboxone)

It is a now a horribly sad fact that about 100 people die every day in the U.S. from overdoses of opiate pain medications. That amounted to over 37,000 deaths in 2014 from unintentional overdoses. The majority of those affected are young individuals in the prime of their lives. As a result our society suffers losses of hundreds of billions of dollars every year stemming from the loss of production from our work force due to the loss of so many lives. Opiate Addiction has truly become an epidemic in our country.
At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, in addition to evaluating our patients for substance abuse and alcohol problems, all of our patients receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. The purpose of this is to make certain underlying emotional issues are identified so they can be properly addressed and appropriately treated. This is especially important because many individuals inappropriately take opiates and other drugs to try to treat underlying problems such as depression and anxiety.
People self-medicate by either taking prescription drugs without a prescription, taking street drugs and/or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol in an attempt to alleviate suffering from painful emotions. Once the patient’s underlying emotional problems are identified, proper treatment can then begin. In this way, patients find they have an easier time giving up their drugs of choice after they receive effective treatment for their underlying problems. Finally, patients can be much more easily tapered and weaned (utilizing medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine) once the underlying conditions are resolved.

Services


We specialize in evaluation and treatment
of folks with Chemical Dependency –
especially Opiate Addiction.

We provide at home alcohol detox for Alcoholism and Benzodiazapine Addiction – drugs like Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin. Avoid expensive, inconvenient hospital stays.

Your call is completely confidential
601-261-9101

Our Director


The Director of our clinic is a Johns Hopkins trained, Triple Board Certified Physician with over 30 years of experience in treating individuals of all ages.
Kevin M. Passer, M.D., F.A.P.A.
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine as well as
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry

Dr. Passer rated #1 Addiction Medicine Specialist in the world by RateMds.com


Click to view Dr. Passer at Ratemds.com

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Finding the right drug treatment program is vitally important and can spell the difference between recovery and relapse. But how does a person go about finding the best treatment program to suit their individual needs? The qualifications, experience and expertise of the treating physician are really the keys to what makes a program good and what makes a program not so good. That’s why it’s crucial to find a doctor you can trust for such important, potentially life-saving treatment. At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, Dr. Passer is highly qualified and provides individualized treatment plans for a wide range of services to treat Opiate Use Disorder, as well as other chemical dependencies.

In fact, when patients who have had previous treatments at other facilities come to The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, they say they difference in our treatment compared to others is like night and day.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TREATMENT

It really is critical that treatment be initiated for those individuals suffering from Opiate Use Disorder as quickly as possible. The longer the person waits before entering into treatment, the worse their condition can become. Waiting to enter treatment usually results in an increase in one’s tolerance for opiates. Then the person has a greater risk to “graduate” on to more potent opiates like heroin and to begin using opiates in more dangerous ways, like injecting the drugs intravenously. A very sad fact is that, left untreated, those suffering from Opiate Use Disorder usually end up in one of three places: the hospital, jail, or the cemetery.

At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, we believe it is advantageous for patients to be able to receive their care close to home, instead of having to go out of town for treatment. Leaving friends and loved ones to go out of town for treatment creates hardships for everyone involved. Most cannot afford to take off from work for an extended period of time, or even any time at all, in many cases. As such, outpatient treatment is the only way patients can obtain the treatment they need, while continuing to work and provide financially for their families. Treatment needs to involved family members, which often isn’t even possible out of town. The person needs to be able to face the usual stressors of life while undergoing treatment, otherwise, they may find it much more difficult to resume a normal schedule of work plus home life after returning from an inpatient treatment program.

At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, we take patient’s privacy very seriously. It is not even possible for anyone to find out you come to our clinic, unless you give us your written permission. We maintain complete compliance with HIPPA and all laws and statutes regarding patient confidentiality. Your call is completely confidential.
If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for Opiate Use Disorder or other substance use problem, give us a call. All calls are always completely confidential. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Call us today for more information
601-261-9101

There’s Still Hope!

Easy-to-read drug facts site: easyread.drugabuse.gov