2927 Demere Road, Saint Simons, Georgia, 31522
Saint Simons By-The-Sea provides mental health and substance abuse treatment to adults and adolescents in a luxurious, tranquil setting. The facility treats addiction as a potentially life-threatening but treatable medical illness that often has roots in mental disorders. Treatment includes exploration of how psychological disorders contributed to clients' chemical dependency, and the island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling residents to concentrate completely on their treatment.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Wellness Education
- Recreational Activities
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders TreatmentThese two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
12-StepThe term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Meet the Staff
- Robert Bryan, M.D.DoctorSpecialties: Addiction medicine Medical degree: University of Mississippi School of Medicine Internship: Lloyd Nolan Hospital, Fairfield, Ala. Certification: American Board of Addiction Medicine, Medical Review Officer Certification Council
- Miquel Martelli, M.D.DoctorSpecialties: Psychiatry Medical degree: Universidad Central del Este Internship: St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond Certification: Board eligible