Lighthouse Care Center of Conway is a residential psychiatric hospital offering treatment for those suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. Located just outside Myrtle Beach in one of the oldest cities in South Carolina, Lighthouse Care Center of Conway offers medical detox and inpatient addiction treatment that follows the 12-step model of recovery.
Accommodations and Food
LCCC has a large campus with lush, manicured lawns and an expansive green a garden. The 72-bed facility offers simple but spacious rooms which are shared with two to three same-sex roommates. Cell phones and computers are not allowed during treatment but there is a media room where clients are permitted to watch TV and play board games.
Meals at LCCC are served three times a day, cafeteria-style, and the food is straightforward home-style cooking (though they do their best to accommodate any clients with dietary restrictions). Caffeine is not allowed but sugar and snacks are permitted.
Treatment and Staff
LCCC is first and foremost a voluntary program, which means that clients must actively want to recover in order to be admitted. Once this has been established, the staff at LCCC put together an individualized treatment plan that reflects the client’s personal goals for treatment which are monitored, reviewed and modified (if necessary) throughout their stay. There is a physician-assisted detox program that is $4,050 for five days.
While not all clients have the same treatment plan, all programs at LCCC are highly structured. Clients wake up at 7 am and set a daily goal before eating breakfast. The rest of the day is made up of some combination of individual therapy, group therapy and 12-step meetings. All therapy here has roots in CBT, so treatment is designed to be brief and solution-oriented. Clients are given different variables of time for reflection, weekly yoga, mediation and journal keeping. In the evening, residents give a report on the achievement of their morning goal. There is also a dual diagnosis program at LCCC, focusing on addicts who also struggle with chemical imbalances and mental illness. This partially specialized program helps clients find more effective coping strategies through individual therapy.
Staff members at LCCC are MFT therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and one general physician. The ratio of client-to-staff is approximately five-to-one.
The on-site gym provides clients a space to exercise once or twice a week, as well as weekly nature walks and yoga classes.
Once clients nears the end of their residential treatment, LCCC offers a relapse prevention program that helps prepare them to step down into less encompassing treatment that includes weekly meetings at the facility after inpatient discharge. For those who live out of state, LCCC will help clients set up a treatment team in their hometown.
LCCC offers a safe and structure environment for healing. Although the hospital-like setting may feel sterile for some, LCCC’s practice of yoga, meditation and personal introspection help clients get the best of both world of treatment—medical attention and spiritual mindfulness—making the facility a rare and refreshing blend of modern medicine and connection to nature and self.
Lighthouse Care Center of Conway
152 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive
Conway, SC 29526
Lighthouse Care Center of Conway Cost: $22,800 (30 days). Reach Lighthouse Care Center of Conway by phone at (843) 347-8871. Find Lighthouse Care Center of Conway on Facebook
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