Laurelwood Center

Psychiatric Hospital with Chemical Dependency Patients Housed Separately



Number of Beds: 12
Detox Available: Yes

Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits: 220
Average Length of Stay 14 days
Percent of Women 28%
Percent under 25 15%
Percent with College Education: 13%
Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 16%

Admissions Procedures:

Night Admission Available: Yes
Weekend Admission available: Yes
Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No



Facility has separate program for:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Geriatric
  • Heroin Addiction

Facility has special track for:

  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Relapse



Self-pay Cost per Week: $2000
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes



Licensed by: State of Mississippi
Type of License: Data Not Supplied
Accredited by: JCAHO


Self Description:

“An adult addictions treatment program. Inpatients receive 16 CD process/ education groups per week. Our focus is on total abstinence, relapse prevention and behavior modification.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“We put forth all effort to educate the patient in chemical/gambling dependency and have them make an honest appraisal of themselves, and to what degree their dependence has effected their lives in a negative manner.”

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

A psychiatrist diagnoses the patient as dual diagnosis. A certified addiction counselor completes the consult. The dual diagnosed attend a dual track program which includes addiction education, CD group as well as adult psych groups with a LCSW.”

Family Program:

“Families attend one or more family conferences and (4) one half day education and process groups with spouse, father, etc. Encourage Al-Anon attendance.”

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

“Attend AA four nights per week; NA three nights per week; one in house AA meeting.”

Position on Confrontation:

“We believe in confrontation, not yelling or accusing but we attempt to have the patient see the truth about themselves and their addiction.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 5000 Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS 39303