ABOUT NORTHWEST CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – LIGHTHOUSE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Located in Woodward, Okla., Northwest Center for Behavioral Health provides a variety of services that address mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse concerns. Among its offerings is the Lighthouse Substance Abuse Program, a short-term, residential program for adult men and women. For individuals with dual diagnoses, treatment for co-occurring disorders is also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to its website, the 30-day residential program emphasizes “responsibility and self direction for recovery.” During their stay, clients participate in daily group therapy sessions, individual counseling, peer support groups, recreational therapy, and daily exercise classes. The program also includes an educational component, with workshops on recovery, the disease process, and self-esteem.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its treatment staff. However, the three loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com regarding the staff’s training and experience provided above-average ratings.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Lighthouse can accommodate up to 26 clients at a time. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com – three loved ones and one alum – provided the facility’s accommodations and amenities with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
When asked how likely he was to recommend the facility to others, Randy, the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com, provided a rating of five out of five stars. Randy submitted above-average ratings in most evaluated categories, including five-star ratings for the center’s cleanliness, its exercise options, and its meals and nutrition. “Was a very structured place with great people. This is a great high intense well structured facility . The people where great,” he wrote.
On CiteHealth, two of the three reviewers shared positive experiences. Two alums provided ratings of five out of five stars for their overall experiences, praising the “fantastic” staff and “excellent” program. “The counselors addressed the problem adequately and promptly… Lighthouse thought me how to live life and put a jumpstart to my recovery,” one reviewer wrote in a representative review. However, the third reviewer provided only two out of five stars for their overall experience, citing a lack of appropriate treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders, specifically eating disorders. “The threat of daily weigh-ins,staff members standing/sitting 1ft. away from me as I am trying to eat, unresticted exercising, not providing DAILY individual therapy, and limited literature, together combine a short list of how NOT to treat anyone with an eating disorder,” they wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com provided above-average ratings. Two respondents commented on sub-par food, and one felt that the program itself should have been longer, but all reported varying levels of success for their loved ones. “My loved one was helped a lot by going to this facility, the treatments there are fair and well implemented,” one reviewer wrote in a representative review.
On Yellowpages.com, the family member of an alum described the center’s family day as “awesome” and educational, especially regarding topics including codependency and recovery for loved ones. “It also helped me and my loved one get through some issues facing us that we had a very hard time dealing with before,” they wrote.
According to the center’s website, clients are not turned away because of inability to pay, and fees are based on a client’s income, family size, and insurance status. The facility accepts Medicaid.