Standards of Conduct
Mississippi University for Women is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and workforce in conformity with federal laws as set forth in the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Department of Defense (DOD) Drug-Free Workforce Rule of 1988. As a result of these laws and of the policy of this institution that the campus of Mississippi University for Women be a drug-free workplace, faculty and staff members are specifically prohibited from possessing, using, manufacturing, selling, distributing, or in any other way involving themselves with controlled substances both on and off campus, except as permitted in the relevant legislation.
MUW Faculty and Staff Drug and Alcohol Policy (pdf)
Health Risks Associated with Substance Abuse
The substance abuser faces many health risks if abusive behaviors continue. Physical as well as psycho-social problems may be present as a result of the continued use of alcohol or drugs.
Local Drug & Alcohol Programs
Baptist Behavioral Healthcare
Inpatient Detox; Also have Chemical Dependency IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)--Eight week treatment program, 4 nights per week, 3 hours per night (5:30p - 8:30p)
525 Willowbrook Rd Columbus, Mississippi 39705 (662) 244-2162
Community Counseling Services (CCS)
Provides outpatient therapy for substance abusers and their families. In addition, CCS administers two residential treatment programs.
1001 Main Street Columbus, Mississippi 39701 (662) 328-9225
A residential treatment program administered through CCS for male substance abusers. Inpatient care is provided for a minimum of six (6) weeks and is based on income status. Self-referrals may be made; however, other referrals may be through family members or the courts.
1011 Main Street Columbus, Mississippi 39701 (662) 327-7916
A residential treatment program administered through CCS for female substance abusers. The type of care, cost, and the referral systems are the same as The Pines.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Provides help and support to people who have problems with drug and alcohol abuse. AA also sponsors Al-Anon which is a program designed for the family of the abuser.
For more information about meeting times and locations contact AA at 327-8941
Provides information, intervention, assessment, referrals, family counseling, and employee assistance programs. An alcohol and drug treatment center.
Main Office: Golden Road, or P.O. Box 2590, Columbus, MS 39704 (662) 329-4333
Drug-Free Awareness Program
Learn more about the 2013-14 Drug-Free Awareness Program (pdf)
Human ResourcesMelanie FreemanDirector
Whitfield Hall, Second Floor
Mailing: 1100 College Street, MUW-1609, Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: (662) 329-7222Fax: (662) 241-7616
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439