ABOUT PERSONALIZED NURSING LIGHT HOUSE – PLYMOUTH
Personalized Nursing Light House, Inc. (PNLH) is a network of addiction treatment facilities headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. The nonprofit organization offers a comprehensive suite of services, including on-site detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), peer-to-peer recovery coaches, and alumni support groups.
According to its website, PLNH Plymouth has helped over 12,500 clients since its founding in 1990. It serves several specialized groups including the homeless, those with co-occurring mental health issues, and those with HIV/AIDS. In addition to the Plymouth facility, a gender-specific program for women is available in Dearborn Heights, and there are facilities in Ann Arbor and Detroit as well.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
PNLH takes a unique approach to its treatment programs. For its intensive outpatient program (IOP) with “domiciliary care,” clients live in apartments provided by the organization but follow an outpatient-style treatment schedule. The facility schedules four and a half hours of counseling and group therapy each weekday. Clients may choose to visit with friends and family, obtain employment, or attend 12-Step meetings.
Counseling staff remain on-call 24 hours a day, and those living in PNLH residences can expect random visits from apartment monitors. Additionally, random urine and breathalyzer tests are conducted regularly, and any participant testing positive is immediately discharged from the program without the opportunity to re-apply.
PLNH employs many qualified treatment professionals, although it’s unclear who works at the Plymouth location. Its medical director is an addictionologist and consulting physician, and it has a master’s level clinical director/vice president with a background in counseling, a master’s level primary therapist with over 20 years of experience, and several other administrative professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients of PLNH in Plymouth stay in comfortable and furnished two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, with a maximum of two patients per room. These apartments are located 10 minutes from the main Plymouth office and no program activities take place in these facilities. Amenities include built-in pools, workout rooms, and walking paths.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Based on five alumni surveys collected by Best-rehabs.com to date, alumni felt generally positively about PNLH’s treatment approach. All five alumni polled indicated that they would recommend treatment at Light House Plymouth to others. Both alumni polled on cleanliness and the amount of family participation offered were satisfied, giving five out of five stars for both categories.
“The Lighthouse gives you tools to use to keep yourself clean and sober,” alum Laurie wrote: “They actually teach you how to live your life without using. They don’t send you back out into the world without living in it sober, through their program.” Another anonymous alum made positive note of PNLH’s treatment model, highlighting its high degree of freedom. “The program is up to you, either you want it or not. Free time maybe a problem for some,” they commented.
As for weaknesses, alumni noted a lack of holistic offerings, which averaged a one- out of five-star rating. Connectivity was another area that could use improvement according to these surveys, where it averaged a lukewarm three out of five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones of former Plymouth clients also shared positive feedback with Best-rehabs.com. When asked, on a scale from one to five, whether they would recommend the facility to others, the two loved ones who responded to Best-rehabs.com gave ratings of four and five out of five stars. Reviewer B.M.W. wrote that the facility was “very supportive,” and loved one Vanessa thought PNLH was kind, understanding, and had an “excellent staff.” According to these reviewers, though, some downsides included unappetizing food and a lack of aftercare.
There is currently no specific information available on pricing via the facility’s website; however, select alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing reported receiving financial assistance for their treatment.