Christian Mental Health and Addiction Referral Service Creates New Christian Programming at Residential Treatment Facility

Christian Mental Health and Addiction Referral Service Creates New Christian Programming at Residential Treatment Facility
June 12, 2012 Lighthouse Network

PHILADELPHIA and BURNS, Tenn. – Philadelphia-based mental health and addiction referral service provider Lighthouse Network announced today that it has forged a new alliance with New Life Lodge, a residential treatment facility in Burns, Tennessee, that provides treatment for acute alcohol addiction and detox from a wide variety of substances, as well as behavioral addictions, for both adolescents and adults.

Under the new partnership, Lighthouse Network, led by Christian program development expert, Karl Benzio, MD, provides consulting services to CRC Health, which runs New Life Lodge, to provide Christian program development, marketing, staff development, enhances admissions processes, and discharge planning. Lighthouse Christian Program at New Life Lodge is expected to be the first of many of CRC Health’s 100 facilities to implement Christian programs with Lighthouse Network’s assistance.

“One of the most unique features of New Life Lodge is that they will deliver strong Christian programming while still accepting a wide variety of HMO plans for payment making it easier and more affordable for patients than ever before,” said Karl Benzio, M.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Lighthouse Network. “Before New Life Lodge, a person wanting a Christian addiction residential treatment program maximize their recovery but who also wanted to use an HMO or other insurance program to pay for treatment, had precious few Christian options available, and most are extremely costly and required enormous out-of-pocket expense.  With the building out of New Life Lodge’s Christian programming, individuals needing residential treatment that are covered by in-network only insurances, will have an excellent facility to turn to for help.”

CRC Health and the New Life Lodge are committed to using Lighthouse Networks’ unique and practical Within Reach and Stepping Stones curricula that integrates and addresses treatment for mind, body, and spirit with comprehensive, Christian programming. Both medical and spiritual modules are combined to form all-inclusive treatment, all offered while being paid for through a variety of insurance plans.

“Though the program at New Life will begin slowly so as to ensure the quality of the Lighthouse Christian Program service delivery, we at Lighthouse are excited and energized to be working with CRC’s residential program,” said Benzio. “A number of trained Christian counselors and front line staff are already on site and have enthusiastically embraced being part of  a Christian program and did a great job soaking up my curriculum in the trainings. Implementing a specialty track like this is often difficult, but combining the NLL clinical experience and their Christian commitment with our easy to implement curriculum will allow this unique Christian addictions recovery program a smooth and effective start-up process.

CRC Health offers a wide variety of facilities across the country, with approximately 130 operating across the U.S. today. Many of these are expected to adopt comprehensive, Christian programming in the coming years, while continuing to accept a variety of insurances.

To help those that truly struggle with such addictions, or with other mental health issues, Lighthouse Network offers the free, 24-hour Lighthouse Network Addiction and Counseling Helpline toll-free at (844) 543-3242. Lighthouse Network works to guide struggling people through storms to find peace and find answers for people who have a hard time defining their particular problem or have difficulty finding the right answers from other often-confusing sources. Lighthouse Network finds life-changing treatment that altogether addresses spirit, mind and body, concerning addiction or psychiatric issues. Many have expressed relief to finally find Lighthouse Network so that help and healing may begin.

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