Oxford Treatment Center Newsletter
May-June 2016

When the Law is Leverage

Few things can motivate recovery like legal consequences


For people who've depended on drugs or alcohol to make it through each day, the challenge of recovery can look like an insurmountable peak. Sliding back into substance abuse is always the easier course. What motivates each step along the climb?

"We always look at a new client's situation to see: What is the leverage?" said Barbara Cox, MS, LSW, clinical therapist at Oxford Treatment Center's Tupelo Outpatient Office. "Sometimes it's family pressure, or the threat of losing a job. But legal consequences are among the most effective tools for motivating someone to recovery."
 
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Staff Spotlight: From Prison to Recovery
For Jacques Wuichet, April 21, 1996, marked a turning point in life. It was his first day of incarceration. And it was the day he got clean. One wouldn't have happened without the other.

Twenty years later, Wuichet now works in addiction treatment, as a weekend counselor at Oxford Treatment Center’s residential campus. â€œI see the value in what I can give," he says. "I’ve come from that deep, dark place — from the abyss — into the light of recovery that God gave me."

Outcomes focus highlighted at NAATP conference 

Tom Fowlkes, MD, represented Oxford Treatment Center at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' 38th National Addiction Leadership Conference, held May 15-17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. "NAATP has renewed its focus on quality treatment, ethics and outcomes," said Fowlkes, Director of Professional and Medical Relations. "It is evolving into a more effective advocacy organization for quality treatment providers."


New addition to clinical staff

Oxford Treatment Center welcomes Victoria Boatman, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, clinical outpatient therapist at the Tupelo Outpatient Office.
Clinical Focus: Addiction & Equine Therapy 


Therapeutic riding is just the beginning. From family dynamics demonstrations to mounted yoga, Equine Therapist Terry Timmons, CRC, is applying the power of equine therapy to break through patients' resistance and inspire change.

Terry Timmons, CRC

Q: How do horses boost engagement in treatment?

A: "Horses are nonjudgmental — but they're very honest. The way they respond to a someone's body language can reveal the person's anxiety or lack of boundaries. They break through the denial and verbal barriers. As a counselor, we can simply ask, 'Why do you think the horse is responding to you this way?' We can get to the real issues much more quickly than we would in sit-down therapy sessions."
 
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Get to know our business development team

Contact our regional AAC reps for swift access to treatment

Tony Faulkner

Mid-South Regional Manager
tfaulkner@contactaac.com
mobile: 256.656.1848
  • Based in North Alabama; directs Mississippi, West Tennessee, Alabama & Louisiana
  • 23 years in recovery, 20 years in treatment field

Daniel Jensen

Treatment Consultant
djensen@contactaac.com
mobile: 662.679.0639
  • Based in northeast Mississippi
  • Eight years in recovery, with experience in program management and case management

Angela Quadrani

Treatment Consultant
aquadrani@contactaac.com
mobile: 901.484.1929
  • Based in Memphis and DeSoto County
  • Frequent regional speaker on recovery from alcoholism
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Weekly Outpatient Schedule


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
M, W & Th, 9 a.m.-Noon — Oxford & Tupelo
M, W & Th, 6-9 p.m. — Oxford, Tupelo & Olive Branch

Family Hope & Healing
A free therapist-led support group for anyone with a loved one in addiction or recovery
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. — All outpatient locations

Aftercare
A free benefit for Oxford Treatment Center alumni in the first two years after treatment
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. — All outpatient locations

Alumni Meeting
Free pizza and soft drinks for Oxford Treatment Center alumni
Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m. — Oxford
 
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Cannabis: Myths & Misconceptions

Tupelo Behavioral Health Networking hosts Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols

Oxford Treatment Center’s Tupelo Outpatient Office hosted the Tupelo Behavioral Health Networking Group’s monthly meeting in April. Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols shared insights on cannabis use, abuse and addiction with the group. The monthly meetings are organized by North Mississippi Medical Center.
 
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Upcoming events


Alumni Bar-B-Que

Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wall Doxey State Park
Oxford Treatment Center alumni are invited to enjoy a day at the lake, featuring a meal by head cook Charles Smith. RSVP by June 10 to Alumni Coordinator Jewel Jenkins at 662.607.0002 or jjenkins@contactaac.com.
 

A History of 12-Step Programs

Friday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Olive Branch Outpatient Office
Tony F. traces the origins of AA, NA, HA, Alanon and more. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Angela Quadrani at 901.484.1929 or aquadrani@contactaac.com.
 

We will soon have a new look

Since 2012, The Oxford Centre's signature crest has represented quality treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in the Midsouth region. This month, a new logo and website will reflect our place in the American Addiction Centers family.
Being part of AAC means better outcomes for our clients and their families:
  • New training opportunities for our clinical and program staff
  • Research-based advancements in addiction treatment and follow-up
  • Access for our clients to a nationwide network of treatment centers, outpatient offices and alumni networks
  • Participation in outcomes studies that will identify best practices and shape addiction treatment for generations to come
Thank you for your interest in Oxford Treatment Center. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions. Contact us at 662.281.9992 or info@theoxfordcentre.org.
 
Respectfully,
Billy Young, CEO
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