At The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, we believe it is advantageous for patients to be able to receive their care close to home, instead of having to go out of town for treatment. Leaving friends and loved ones to go out of town for treatment creates hardships for everyone involved. Most cannot afford to take off from work for an extended period of time, or even any time at all, in many cases. As such, outpatient treatment is the only way patients can obtain the treatment they need, while continuing to work and provide financially for their families. Treatment needs to involved family members, which often isn’t even possible out of town. The person needs to be able to face the usual stressors of life while undergoing treatment, otherwise, they may find it much more difficult to resume a normal schedule of work plus home life after returning from an inpatient treatment program.