Saint Simons By-The-Sea offers a continuum of substance use addiction treatment services starting with medical detoxification and continuing through inpatient rehabilitation and intensive outpatient (IOP) for adults, ages 18 and older. The overall goal of these programs is recovery and stability. We utilize a holistic, dual diagnosis approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, helping patients safely manage withdrawal with medical detoxification while also discovering any underlying causes or psychological issues.
Group and family therapies utilize principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the 12-step program, relapse prevention, and drug/alcohol education. We provide psycho-social assessments, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, group and family therapies, recreational therapy, life-skills training, medication education, nutritional counseling 24-hour nursing care and discharge planning. By discharge, we hope to have fostered stability and recovery, identified the underlying issue(s), provided a diagnosis/diagnoses, as well as identified and helped our patients begin a path of success.
Our unique program helps chemically-dependent adults approach their illness in a holistic, comprehensive manner. Treatment starts with detoxification and medically managed withdrawal. Detoxification is the process by which the body clears itself of chemicals associated with excessive drug and alcohol use. The detox protocol is designed to manage the acute and potentially dangerous physiological effects of withdrawal. Patients also learn to address the psychological, social and behavioral problems associated with addiction.
Through the use of therapy and elements of a 12-step approach, our physicians, nurses and counselors help patients confront their negative life experiences and address psychological symptoms related to substance use addiction. Patients are encouraged to learn self-intervention techniques and identify behaviors, events and emotional states that can contribute to relapse. Emphasis is placed on learning healthy behavioral and lifestyle changes necessary for sustained recovery.
After successful detox is complete, if appropriate, some patients may continue treatment in our acute inpatient rehabilitation program, further building towards sustainable recovery while in a structured and secure inpatient setting. Once in the rehabilitation program, patients transition to separate education and therapy processing groups where they can begin to take a more in-depth look at the elements of their recovery. Patients may also have the opportunity to participate in additional therapeutic leisure activities that enable them to further strengthen new healthy habits in addition to recent gains made in the addiction programs.
Length of stay is determined by the needs of the patient and the treatment team that is supporting the patient during their stay at Saint Simons By-the-Sea. The treatment team also works with the patient and family to help develop a plan for continued recovery and wellness after discharge.