Saint Simons By-The-Sea

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2927 Demere Road
Saint Simons, GA 31522
8008217224 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Saint Simons By-The-Sea provides mental health and substance abuse treatment to adults and adolescents in a luxurious, tranquil setting. The facility treats addiction as a potentially life-threatening but treatable medical illness that often has roots in mental disorders. Treatment includes exploration of how psychological disorders contributed to clients' chemical dependency, and the island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling residents to concentrate completely on their treatment.

Saint Simons By-The-Sea 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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Mom was there for months , staff actually d/c in a matter of hours mom insisting that my siblings come pick her up, she was basically drop at my sister front door with no type of discharge plans other...


I have 2 1/2 years sober and got my start at SSBTS. They were tough on me but it was what I needed. Thank you!!


I stayed in the adolescence unit and my depression got worse due to "suck it up” attitude of the therapist.


This place is heaven sent they took me in when I had a serious Alcohol problem and in bad shape. I could not even do the paper work I was shaking so bad. There is some good people who work at this pla...


This was the biggest joke for treatment I have ever seen in my life. Sasha and yoga were the only valuable remnants of therapy. The kitchen staff was not even nice without a doctor’s order. It took ...


This place is a joke. They take a long time answering the phone. They never call you back when they say. You always have to call them to find out anything and they don’t even know that. All they wan...


I don't know why this place is getting so much hate. 100% recommend this place!


St.Simons By the sea is a joke and the laughing stock of the medical field. There is no way id ever recommend this place.


They run with a minimum staff and Individual treatment is not possible. You are lucky to get to speak with a therapist. The food is terrible and the kitchen staff is very mean. They do very little to ...


This place is horrible and reminds me of the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Patients with depression are in the same unit as psychotic patients. I saw within five minutes of entering this fac...


It's been almost 34 yrs. since my 30 day rehab here and to this day I am sober and free. Many faint but fond memories of my stay / treatment. If you're really sick and tired of being sick and tired c...


I went there 3 times, hoping it would get better and they could help me. 3rd time is NOT the charm. The majority of the staff just sit there and talk while we have nothing to do. Was supposed to be ha...


I cringe when I think of this place. They misrepresented themselves from the first phone call. They make it sound like you can come & go as you please but it was a lockdown. Strip searched...humiliati...


My daughter was here for 5 days and when she came home she brought bed bugs home with her now we have bed bugs!!! I didn't know anything till she came home and told me one the kids there told their mo...


I've had the misery of being here 3x. The first time, an orderly made my life hell. I also got s coffee thrown on me by two out of control patients. The 2nd time, I was diagnosed by one of the docs ...


I hated the place for the first five days. I'm an alcoholic so no place without vodka was going to be good. At the end of my 13 day medical assisted stay (Thank God, I needed it) I was almost afraid a...


Medically this place is OK...they at least made an attempt to help my husband and listen to him...but they do not keep the men and women separate ladies watch out if your husbands are sent here...


When I was sent to SSbtS, I was at an all time low. Their rigorous yet flexible treatment program taught me what my illness is, got me treatment, sent me back with long term treatment plans, and taugh...


Grandmother had Cigna


That's just rediculous (to reviewer Jane). Don't put out a bad name for such a good place


Saint Simons By The Sea is the absolute WORST place ever. The people who work here are just plain no good and they are very rude and they treat their patients very bad. My time at Saint Simons was the...


I drank for 38 years, going in that time from living to drink to drinking to live. I always had a skeptical opinion of alcoholism as a disease that a person cannot control. I looked at it as a weaknes...


Great facility.

Areas of Focus
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.


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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Robert Bryan, M.D.
    Robert Bryan, M.D. - Doctor

    Specialties: Addiction medicine Medical degree: University of Mississippi School of Medicine Internship: Lloyd Nolan Hospital, Fairfield, Ala. Certification: American Board of Addiction Medicine, Medical Review Officer Certification Council

  • Photo of Miquel Martelli, M.D.
    Miquel Martelli, M.D. - Doctor

    Specialties: Psychiatry Medical degree: Universidad Central del Este Internship: St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond Certification: Board eligible