Oxford Treatment Center

A Breath of Fresh Air

Our remote, breathtakingly tranquil setting in the rolling hills of North Mississippi is ideal to put clients at ease and reconnect them with the beautiful outdoors while they commit to addressing their medical and behavioral health conditions. We are away from all of the hustle and bustle of town life. The setting balances outdoor life with modern comforts.

Experiential Therapy

Oxford offers a unique blend of treatment approaches, including our renowned equine treatment program operated on the grounds of our Etta facility. We also have an on-site ropes course, a labyrinth, frisbee golf, a gym, a sand volleyball court, and much more. Oxford Treatment Center prides itself on its variety of outdoor experiential therapies and its serene, natural setting. You’ll have access to various holistic and alternative therapies to supplement your treatment plan.

Levels of Care & Locations

Medical Detox at Oxford Etta

Oxford Treatment Center’s staff is ready to provide safety, nutritional assistance, and emotional support during detox services. Patient beds are monitored by EarlySense technology, a revolutionary, contact-free device that keeps track of a patient’s heart rate, breathing rate, and movement and alerts treatment staff of any potentially dangerous or life-threatening changes. This, coupled with Oxford’s 24/7 expert nursing staff, will give you and your loved one’s peace of mind during this important first step.

Residential Treatment at Oxford Etta

Oxford Treatment Center’s residential treatment program provides a safe and caring environment for patients to focus exclusively on their treatment with the tools and resources support a successful journey to recovery. Patients receive an individualized treatment plan and meet with therapists several times a week and a medical doctor once a week for a routine physical check-up. Medical staff is on call 24/7 to keep you safe and to help you stay comfortable.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Oxford Resolutions

Patients can transition from residential treatment into the partial hospitalization program (PHP) based at the Resolutions Oxford campus. It is just south of the small town of Oxford and a 30-minute drive from the main campus at Etta. This level of care has a minimum number of treatment hours per week plus round-the-clock supervision.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Oxford Resolutions

The IOP level of care is also based at Resolutions Oxford. Patients transition into this program from the residential or PHP level of care. In this phase of treatment, patients begin regaining independence and learn to incorporate their recovery into daily life.

Outpatient at Oxford Resolutions Pine Flat

Located in the community of Pine Flat, just outside historic Oxford, Mississippi, patients who have completed IOP can transition into sober living homes. They continue to access care at the Oxford Outpatient Center (Resolutions Campus) including medication and individual therapy sessions.

Our Staff & Credentials

It takes a team of experts to fight a complex disease like addiction. As we invest in the most sophisticated technologies to support your treatment, we simultaneously invest in top clinical minds to provide the highest level of care to you. At Oxford, our treatment team includes primary therapists, experiential therapists, a medical director, a nursing director, a clinical director, a program director, and a family program director. Approximately 25-40% of Oxford’s staff is in recovery, so we intimately understand the treatment process and are able to better connect with how our clients are thinking and feeling at each phase of their recovery journey. One of Oxford’s many alternative therapies is Native American healing. A member of the Lakota tribe, the therapist uses nature, connection and mindfulness to help patients work through past trauma.

Mark Sawyer, CEO

CEO of Oxford Treatment Centers facilities, Mark Sawyer, most recently served as CEO at Acadia Healthcare’s Twelve Oaks Recovery Center in Navarre, FL. During his 6-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, COO

Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, joined Oxford Treatment Center in March of 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer. 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 Smith, Director of Admissions

Our Director of Admissions, Mary L. Smith, connects patients and their loved ones with the help they need when they reach out to us. 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.

Chip Peterson, Clinical Director

Chip Peterson, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CADC, is the Clinical Director for Oxford Treatment Center. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Chip provides oversight for all Oxford Treatment Center’s clinical operations. He has served as outpatient services manager and provided direct patient care in all clinical programs, as well as served as a group facilitator for our Family Program. His prior experience includes working at the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi (NCADD) in Tupelo. Chip holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a master of education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Delta State University. He is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor, and a certified alcohol and drug counselor through the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP).

Tammy England, Director of Nursing

Oxford’s Director of Nursing, licensed nurse Tammy England, has worked in nursing for 24 years, spending the last decade in the addiction-treatment field. Her experience includes staff development and training, quality initiatives, risk management and electronic medical records.

Our Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) CARF is an independent nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that various areas of healthcare treatment meet lofty standards. The standards, policies, and accreditation process are actively overseen by an elected board of 11 directors. CARF’s mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.” According to CARF, “Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.”

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