Harbor House

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Harbor House offers inpatient treatment for individuals with alcohol and/or substance addiction. The program includes education, aftercare programs, individual counseling, 12-step methods and more. Harbor House is located at Byram, Mississippi.

Harbor House Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

What does Harbor House offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements. The first phase of recovery at Harbor House for individuals interested in overcoming addictive behaviors and lifestyles is the Primary Care Residential Program. Clients stay full-time at the main campus for six to eight weeks. The Program utilizes evidence based practices and a Twelve Step recovery model. There is a separate program for men and for women. The clinical staff develops a Recovery Plan for each client which is used as a guide to prioritize client goals and objectives and measure client progress. The Plan outlines a roadmap for the client to follow to become a productive member of society, improve relationships with families and friends, secure gainful employment and enhance their level of spirituality. The daily program includes individual counseling, small group discussions andHarbor House Services educational classes. Time is also allocated each day for clients to complete written assignments and household chores, interact with their peers on a one-on-one basis, engage in physical fitness activities and attend a Twelve Step recovery meeting. Arrangements are made with other agencies, organizations and providers if clients need services not available at Harbor House.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

The Family Program is available to all interested parties. It focuses on information and education about the disease of addiction and is held at the South Jackson campus on Thursday evenings (for a total of six sessions). The major goal of the Family Program is to provide families and friends with information and education that allows them to understand the disease of addiction and what they can do to begin the process of recovery. Families are affected by addiction in many ways and they suffer many consequences; their own recovery is essential for their welfare and for that of the client. Families in the Program can sign up for a formal family conference. The Family Program covers the same six-week curriculum as that of the educational program for clients. At the start of each session the topic for the evening is introduced, followed by a film, a brief lecture and a discussion circle that includes the clients whose families/friends are in attendance. The last fifteen minutes of the Program allow for clients and families to visit and continue their discussion together in small groups. The films provide information on the medical aspects of addiction, the stages of recovery, the signs and symptoms of relapse, spiritual advice on the dangers of enabling, behaviors associated with denial and client testimonials about relapses associated with cross addictions.

Aftercare Support

Harbor House offers separate male and female Aftercare Programs. The Aftercare Program is voluntary (unless court ordered) and is available to all clients that complete the Primary Care Program. Primary Care clients can attend the Aftercare Program at the main campus after they have completed 30 days of treatment. The Program consists of weekly group meetings facilitated by a trained counselor. The Aftercare counselors monitor client progress, meet with clients on an as needed basis and make referrals to other agencies and organizations for additional services and support. The goal of the Aftercare Program is to provide ongoing peer-focused sobriety-oriented support for clients who want it. Some of the areas that are covered during this phase of treatment include helping clients to take active roles in making continuing recovery plans. Clients are expected to attend the weekly sessions and Twelve Step recovery meetings on a regular basis, abstain from drugs and alcohol and harmful behaviors, participate in the random drug screening program and have a strong relationship with a sponsor.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Harbor House Highlights:

Consistent with our mission, Harbor House is committed to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals to begin to experience the benefits of sobriety and start the healing process. Harbor House’s treatment approach and philosophy is based on evidence based practices and Twelve Step recovery programs such as that used by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. They believe that chemical dependency is a treatable disease and that addiction affects a person biologically, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. We also know that addiction creates special problems for families and communities which must be taken into account during the treatment planning process. The unique needs of each individual are reflected in the personalized treatment plans that are developed for each client.
Individuals admitted to Harbor House assume a great deal of responsibility for their care, treatment and personal growth. They are treated with respect and dignity and are provided with all available information so that they can make informed decisions about their care. Recovery begins when clients accept and that they have a problem and that they are powerless over this disease and that their lives are unmanageable. They must be willing to go to any length to achieve and maintain sobriety, be honest with themselves and others and be thorough in examining all areas of their life, including their relationships and patterns of living. Old ideas and behaviors need to be discarded. These will be replaced with new healthy skills and coping mechanisms.
An important part of all Twelve Step recovery programs deal with spiritual discovery. Part of the recovery process is realizing that there is a power greater than the power of each individual. An individual’s road to prolonged sobriety can best be achieved by developing a relationship with a Higher Power that is meaningful to that individual. We are very respectful of each person’s individual spiritual and religious beliefs. Twelve Step recovery programs deal with spirituality, not religion. They believe that what’s important for each individual is the journey, the searching associated with finding spiritual meaning which will support a solid recovery program.
Men who have completed the Secondary Program have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Extended Transitional Program (also referred to as Phase III). This program allows a client to remain in residential treatment for up to 9 months from the date they were first admitted to Harbor House. Phase III is not simply an extension of the Secondary Program; rather, it is to become role models for other clients and leaders in the recovery community. This program offers boundless possibilities in pursuing a new lifestyle and a fresh beginning. Phase III clients are given more freedom. They also help with the daily operation of the facility, such as monitoring the menu and grocery list preparation and inventorying supplies and equipment. They also serve as mentors for new clients, offering them guidance in adjusting to secondary treatment and introducing them to members of the recovery community. The Phase III program benefits the Transitional Program as a whole as much as it benefits those clients who enter it. The ultimate goal for the Phase III program is to allow clients to remain in treatment for a sufficient length of time to develop confidence in themselves, their Higher Power, and their support groups to make a successful transition into the broader community. Some of the objectives that are set for Phase III include saving money in preparation for independent living, clearing up legal and financial problems, making amends to family members and others and continuing Twelve Step work with sponsors.


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

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