Saint Anthony Hospital was founded in 1898 by two nuns in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Today, the Saint Anthony Recovery and Treatment (or START) program accommodates clients in a 12-bedroom house. Substance abuse treatment at START begins with detox and includes both inpatient and outpatient tracks and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) that incorporate the 12-step framework.
Accommodations and Food
Clients reside in a spacious 12-bedroom home, sharing a room with one other client. There are also a few private rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Clients enrolled in the inpatient track at START receive treatment in the hospital-based facility where clients are transported daily. Accommodations include a nurse’s station, counselor offices, group rooms, a day room and a dining area. Three dietician-created meals a day are served family-style in the dining room.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to enrolling in treatment, each client meets with a counselor for a free assessment to determine the necessary level of care. From there clients may proceed into detox combined with the PHP, an IOP or an outside referral. Detox is a five- to 10-day track.
The average day in the START program begins with wake up at 7:30 am. Breakfast follows at 8:10 and by 9 am clients are to be either in group therapy or an educational lecture. Lunch is at noon. In the afternoons, clients attend discussions, individual therapy and a film or literature study. Dinner is at 5 pm followed by AA/NA meetings. There is a total of about six groups daily. Lights must be out by 11 pm.
For the first two weeks out of detox, clients usually attend the IOP with six groups per day, six days a week. From then on, they may step down to three to five times per week. IOP clients may attend sessions in the mornings or evenings. No narcotic medications are permitted at START.
Visitors are only allowed by client permission. While clients can use the phone (upon approval), they have no access to email. Computers, cell phones, radios, music players, perfume, or tobacco products (including vaporizers) are not allowed.
START staff members consist of physicians, nurses, psychiatric professionals, Licensed Addiction Counselors (LACs), dietitians and recreational therapists.
Families are encouraged to participate in treatment and may opt to attend one of two family lectures on Saturdays as well as an optional family session with each client’s primary therapist. Post-discharge, an alumni support group is available one night a week, at no charge. Department of transportation assessments are also available.
With a long history of providing medical and behavioral health treatment to the Oklahoma City community, Saint Anthony Hospital is a solid choice for those seeking a range of care services. For those clients requiring support for substance abuse, the continuum of care offered by Saint Anthony’s covers everything from detox to general outpatient options. Clients are supported as they progress from inpatient treatment through alumni groups, with structured groups and credentialed professionals helping to create a strong foundation for lasting recovery.
Saint Anthony Hospital Start Recovery and Treatment Program
2129 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Saint Anthony Hospital Start Recovery and Treatment Program Cost: $5,100-$6,000 (Detox/PHP); $1,500 (30 days, IOP). Reach Saint Anthony Hospital Start Recovery and Treatment Program by phone at (405) 272 6216. Find Saint Anthony Hospital Start Recovery and Treatment Program on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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