What is addiction?
Addiction is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable alcohol and/or other drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences.
What is a co-occurring disorder?
Some clients present, at treatment, with both a diagnosable substance abuse disorder and diagnosable mental illness. These clients should undergo simultaneous treatment for both their substance abuse and mental health disorders in order for treatment to be successful.
What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment?
With inpatient or residential treatment, clients reside in and receive their treatment at the same facility, and do not interact with the outside. Outpatient treatment is offered to persons who live at home and continue to work while in treatment.
What are the benefits of outpatient treatment?
Outpatient treatment allows clients to live at home, which means that they can receive the regular support of family and friends. It also ensures that clients learn recovery skills and develop in their sobriety safely in their own environments and communities. Outpatient treatment also allows clients to remain employed/in school, so that they can continue to care for themselves. The costs associated with effective outpatient treatment are much lower than inpatient treatment, and reduce the need for (costly) hospitalization. Outpatient treatment is safe, effective, evidence-based, and often an excellent alternative to more intensive levels of care.
What is holistic care?
SouthLight offers holistic care, which means we provide a spectrum of services ranging from education to intensive outpatient treatment, in addition to a live-in, perinatal substance abuse treatment program. At SouthLight we understand that treatment is more than just outpatient counseling. We also offer short-term housing, life skills training, court services, HIV/STD testing and education, and out-of-office community services.
What happens if I relapse?
Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease, and must be treated as such. At SouthLight, we know that, on the national average, a person goes through addiction treatment approximately four to six times. We are not judgmental and understand that successful treatment may require multiple treatment episodes. SouthLight operates programs specifically targeting those with long histories of substance abuse and relapse.
What type of payment does SouthLight accept?
SouthLight accepts Medicaid, commercial insurance, and self-pay for services. Some programs offer a sliding fee scale for those clients in financial need. Please contact your specific program to inquire about payment options as not all programs accept all forms of payment.