Lighthouse Care Center of Conway

2.9 (39 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
152 Waccamaw Medical Park Drive
Conway, SC 29526
8433478871 Visit Website
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It is the mission of Lighthouse Care Center of Conway to provide therapeutic mental health and drug & alcohol addiction recovery services to adolescents and adults who are exhibiting high-risk behaviors of a severe or persistent nature and/or are emotionally disturbed as evidenced by a DSM-IV diagnosis. Lighthouse Care Center of Conway is dedicated to nurturing patients and residents in a manner that is conducive to positive change and personal growth. We strive daily to give our patients and residents the tools they need to overcome the obstacles they are facing. We provide a highly structured program that empowers each participant to reach their maximum potential through positive reinforcement.

Lighthouse Care Center of Conway Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Worst place to go get help. Sent there cause I went off my Xanax alone - got put on some crap meds. Dr. Ripa the director kept me there 4 - 10 days for what? The pills didn’t help no therapy - peopl...


The nurses and techs are kind as long as your good. The dr’s are awful. They don’t care about you individually. The nurses are scared of the dr’s. They do not handle diabetics or individuals wit...


Real professional techs and nurses 😁 you know who you are thanks 😘 for your time 🤔


I went to lighthouse on December 12 I think and left December 20 2019 it was fun I think I got to experience what it was like to be with other kids that were in the same stage as me and I learned alot...


Rude hateful staff except for one or two nurses. When released the same day someone had taken my debit card number and made purchases on it. Staff took me off a controlled substance cold turkey. No ta...


DONT GO HERE! just a bare bones holding facility for addicts and crmininals; " Treatment" is a joke; only allowed to see psychiatrist every 2 days; will set you back not help you


Please do not make the mistake of putting your loved one here, it is horrible, my husband was here for less than two weeks, when we picked him up, he smelled so bad, his dentures were in a plastic bag...


I loved lighthouse


My experience at lighthouse was ok staff was pretty good the groups and other things I felt were for a child more then a adult so it was more confusing to me more them getting the help I needed I ende...


As a former patient of lighthouse I can say I experienced things there differently when I first came to lighthouse I was brought in by police for suicide attempts I also was treated for opioids which ...


I almost died in this facility. It not only deserves 0 stars, it needs to be shut down. I had been experiencing depression for a while and my family and I decided inpatient treatment would give me the...


I don't understand the negative reviews this place actually saved my life the 28-day program was the best program I've ever been in for my alcohol and drug addiction I've been clean and sober for a wh...


Terrible place. No group or individual therapy, just “classes” given by staff who were not licensed therapists. Rarely go outside. The adolescent unit looks barren, depressing.


After reading the other reviews I had to write one myself. This is an psychiatric hospital. Everyone from addicts to nervous breakdowns can be admitted. The facility was clean and well taken care of, ...


Completely sucked, only GYM and Yoga were good...Dr's were short and not attentive. Were housed with three people, which had severe meds and was not safe. Meds management was so wrong. Other classes ...


Let me just say I wouldn't send my dogs fleas to this place! Not told nothing but go lay down now. Only went to this place cause I had some small depression. Saw the Dr. For less than 5 minutes once a...


Treated extremely well.Staff compassionate & understood the disease of addiction. My counselor was the BEST. Saw psychiatrist almost every day for Rx & med.assessment.Meetings every night. Food was go...


Now approaching 20 months of being off of opioids since Feb.19 2017 thanks to this place...They literally saved my life. You get what put in to your recovery..lots of whiners on here. What did they ex...


Thanks for costing me two thousand dollars for not letting me do my school work i got withdrawn from my classes and have to pay to retake them


This facility is not at all what the reviews make it seem! caring staff that work hard to help out the patients


This place is a JOKE. When they called me an was asking me questions about my 11 year old daughter. I was told i would get a update everyday (that never happen) I was also told I would get a 48hr noti...


Terrible place! Patients were mostly ignored or treated very disrespectile


Please do not go here. When I walked into admissions it was clean and I felt ok. Then they took me back to the unit put me in a room to wait that was filthy and had people just staring at the walls. T...


Last time I was there, which was a few months ago, I was detoxing from alcohol. I feel I was not given enough medication to even keep my blood pressure down, let alone to deal with the discomfort. The...


I really do not understand how DHEC can allow such a place to be considered a place of treatment. Such incompetence and down right scary to think that such a place continues to be approved to treat a ...


Worst place ever! Wouldn't bring my dying dog there. They absolutely do not care about their patients. Overdosed and sent me to ICU for two long days and threw my very expensive dental implant out in ...


Filthy facility. Roaches. Poor treatment plans


Like the person before said There has to be some type of investigation...Because the Horror that my boyfriend endured in this place needs to be condemned and banned for Treating ppl awfully wasting th...


The worst place ever... I seriously wish i knew how to get an investigation started. Never will i recommend this to anyone.


Information on patient treatment is appalling. Family members trying to find out information are completely ignored. There is not any way to get information and any calls to find out information are c...


I was in The Lighthouse for 6 days. I never saw a therapist one on one. I saw the psychiatrist once a day for 5 minutes. All he did was check boxes. Rarely spoke a word. Group therapy is a joke. It\'s...


Hate reading all of these negative reviews. This facility is AMAZING! Very involved and attentive staff and management. Doctors see patients daily and they truly care. I could not ask for better clini...


Groups to learn lots of things about substance abuse, but there was no massage thrapy. Group leaders are very helpful and polite.


Very caring staff....seemed very knowledgeable. Doesn't take all insurances Very good experience; seemed very well run.




It's not the nicest place, but it did it's job and the staff was caring and understanding.

Areas of Focus

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Key Staff Members
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    Tom Ryba - Chief Executive Officer

    Tom holds a B.A., psychology, University of Washington; M.S. public health, University of Missouri. Prior to being named CEO of Lighthouse Care Center of Conway, Tom has run private psychiatric hospitals across the country, most recently Rolling Hills Hospital in Tennessee. He was Board Chair of the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee. He is a past President of the North Carolina Mental Health Association, and served as an appointed member of the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

  • Photo of Dr. Adedapo Oduwole
    Dr. Adedapo Oduwole - Medical Director for Addiction Services

    Dr. Adedapo Oduwole is the most recent addition to the Lighthouse Care Center medical staff, coming from Mercy Hospital System in Janesville, Wis., in 2009. Dr. Oduwole is well-versed in multiple areas of adult psychiatry but is most passionate about addictions work, and serves as the Medical Director for Addiction Services at Lighthouse. Dr. Oduwole has several strong beliefs and guiding principles about addictions that serve the clients he sees well. First, he believes that each client should be provided an individualized treatment plan that clearly focuses on that persons most pressing issue(s) at the time of admission into the Lighthouse. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, no two clients are alike and so each deserves a treatment plan specifically tailored to his or her needs.