Adult Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment

Saint Simons By-The-Sea provides mental health and addiction treatment programs for adults, ages 18 and older. Our approach to psychiatric treatment encourages the patient to be an active participant in treatment. A comprehensive evaluation identifies the appropriate level of care. The specific program an individual will take part in depends on the severity of diagnosis.

We also have an addiction recovery program for those who struggle with substance abuse and a dual diagnosis tract for those suffering from co-occurring mental health issues as well as an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

We address a wide range of problems in our adult behavioral health programs, including:

  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Physical/sexual abuse
  • Alcohol abuse and dependency
  • Drug abuse and dependency

Adult Psychiatric Unit

For patients struggling with depression, psychosis, anxiety or other behavioral health issues, Saint Simons By-The-Sea offers therapeutic treatment in a secure environment. The daily schedule includes group therapy, recreational activities and wellness education. Patients are treated in an intensive therapeutic environment that provides medical and psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care.

Our programs utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the primary method of treatment, which allows the patient to take a more active role in treatment. Patients gain power and control by modifying their feelings and actions. This approach, coupled with medication management, provides a comprehensive treatment program.

Problems we address:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Extreme anger and/or dangerous behavior
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations and/or delusional thinking
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Physical/sexual abuse

Addictive Disease/Dual Diagnosis Unit

Today, alcohol and drug dependencies are recognized as life-threatening diseases. At Saint Simons By-The-Sea, we regard them as treatable medical illnesses with our addiction recovery program. We treat individuals struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol as well as those with dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis occurs when a patient is found to have a chemical dependency in addition to a psychological disorder.

Our unique program helps chemically dependent adults approach their illness in a holistic, comprehensive manner. The goal of this approach is twofold: first, to provide a solid foundation for recovery, and second, to discover any underlying psychological disorders that may be at the core of the patient’s addiction.

Through the use of therapy and a 12-step approach, our physicians and counselors help patients confront their negative life experiences and the depression, anxiety, trauma, anger and grief that may contribute to their chemical dependency issues.

Patients are encouraged to learn self-intervention techniques and identify behaviors, events and emotional states that cause relapses. Emphasis is placed on learning relapse prevention skills. Our current length of stay is determined by the needs of the patient and the treatment team that is supporting the patient during their stay at our facility. Discharge planning is seen as essential to getting patients on the road to recovery.

Problems we address:

  • Alcohol abuse and dependency
  • Drug abuse and dependency
  • Alcohol or drug dependency or abuse with coexisting behavioral health diagnosis

Looking for care for yourself or a loved one? Call us at 1-800-821-7224 to speak with an admissions counselor about the next step in seeking treatment.