Drug Rehabs in Southaven, MS

Southaven, located in DeSoto County, has been impacted by the nationwide Opioid epidemic. Fortunately, there are treatment centers nearby where people can get treatment and overcome addiction.

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Delta Med Center

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Mirror Lake Recovery Center

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Discovery Place for Men

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Trustpoint Hospital

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Southaven, Mississippi

Heroin use has had many negative effects on Southaven, Mississippi. At one point, DeSoto County suffers one of the highest rates of overdose deaths from Heroin and other Opioids in Mississippi, a state where the Opioid epidemic has already claimed many lives. In 2020, it was reported that there were 443 overdose deaths in the state.

While Southaven is in the 4th highest county for overdose deaths, DeSoto county is currently has one of the highest rates of Naloxone, an Opioid overdose reversal medication, in the state. In 2020, there were 166 Naloxone administrations in the county.

It’s an overwhelming and a terrifying trend. We’re seeing people that are having to be resuscitated and some having to lose their life over the addiction to the opiates. Our Southaven EMS team responds to these life-threatening calls now almost daily.

- Darren Musselwhite, Mayor of Southaven

The opioid epidemic is Southaven is primarily a result of prescription opioids. In 2020, doctors in Mississippi wrote an estimated 2.4 million Opioid prescriptions. Many people become addicted to opioids when they misuse prescription painkillers or share them with their family and friends.

About 5% of people who misuse prescription opioids will try heroin, which is illegal and highly dangerous. About 20% of the opioid-related deaths in Southaven and Mississippi in 2019 involved heroin. Deaths involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids increased by 83% from 2018 to 2019. Drug traffickers in Southaven and throughout Mississippi often lace fentanyl into heroin to create more powerful and addictive products. Unfortunately, this tactic also increases the risks of overdose for ordinary Mississippians.

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How Is Southaven Responding To This Crisis?

The authorities in Southaven and DeSoto County have been leading an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses in their community. First and foremost, police in Southaven have begun to carry Narcan, a medication which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, and Southaven pharmacies have started to sell Narcan without requiring a prescription. The city government has also organized awareness events to educate the people of Southaven about the signs and dangers of opioid abuse. On the state level, Mississippi now requires doctors to perform drug tests on patients before prescribing them opioid painkillers as well as other potentially addictive medications, such as Xanax. These measures will hopefully prevent more cases of addiction and save lives.

Southaven And Other Drugs

From 2011 to 2017, there were a total of 156 drug overdoses in Southaven and DeSoto County. These overdoses involved cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and other drugs in addition to opioids. While opioids and heroin are the most threatening drugs to Southaven, drug traffickers have carried other drugs into the city as well. For example, police in Southaven arrested 11 members of a meth trafficking conspiracy in 2016. Two years later, the police arrested nine people throughout northern Mississippi who were working together to distribute meth and crack cocaine. As a large city in the Greater Memphis Area, Southaven remains a destination for criminals who are looking for a large customer base for illegal drugs.

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Although Southaven faces challenges with opioid addiction and illegal drugs, there are a variety of treatment centers and support groups in the city and throughout Mississippi for anyone who wants to get help with reclaiming their life. Drug addiction shows no mercy and requires treatment. For more information on treatment, contact a treatment provider today.


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Government Programs

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Name Location Phone
West Tennessee Area of NA PO Box 111105
Memphis, TN 38111

College Programs

Counseling Center

Le Moyne-Owen College

837 Saxon Avenue
Memphis TN 38126

Counseling Services

Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South Memphis
Tennessee 38104

Counseling Center

Lambuth University

TN 38152

Counseling Center

Lambuth University

TN 38152

Counseling Services

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

1003 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Abuse Prevention Program

William Moore College of Technology

1200 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104


Memphis College of Art

1930 Poplar Avenue
Overton Park, Memphis, TN 38104

Rhodes Counselling Centre

Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Counseling Services

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134

AA and NA Meetings in Southaven

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Memphis area intergroup 3540 summar ave-suit, 104 memphis, tennessee Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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