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Optum Awards Starlite Platinum Status for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

For over 60 years, Starlite Recovery Center has been successfully helping men and women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Optum (formerly known as United Behavioral Health) recognizes the excellent care that we provide and has awarded Starlite Platinum Status for the treatment of substance use disorders.  According to Optum, “Platinum is the highest standard a facility can meet.”

“We are so pleased that Optum has distinguished Starlite with the Platinum designation. We work hard every day to help more people recover from substance use disorders and live their best lives possible,” said Amy Swetnam, chief executive officer at Starlite Recovery Center.

In order to achieve Platinum status, a facility must exceed in particular areas of care, including average length of stay and readmission rates. Starlite exceeded each of the metrics set forth by Optum to receive Platinum status for Substance Use Disorder treatment.

“It is an honor to be recognized by other leading providers in the healthcare field for the work that we do. We appreciate the trust Optum has put in the Starlite team. The Platinum status lets their members know that Starlite is a facility where clients receive award-winning care,” Swetnam concluded.

We invite you to see for yourself what sets Starlite apart and why so many providers put their trust in us! Contact your dedicated Business Development Manager to schedule a tour of the facility. Or call Starlite Recovery Center at (830) 469-4787.

Interviews

Recovering synthetic drug user shares addiction story

Presented by NBC 4 News San Antonio: Recovering synthetic drug user shares addiction story details a young man’s journey to recovery though Starlite.

Inside Heroin Addiction 

Presented by NBC 4 News San Antonio: Inside Heroin Addiction details a story of recovery at Starlite for a 24 year old struggling with addiction.

Building Pride—Recovery in the LGBT+ Community

Presented by Unity Online Radio: Members of the LGBT+ Community face unique challenges in recovery. Societal attitudes have for too long burdened this community with isolation, shame, and confusion. LGBT+ people are claiming the right to supportive, understanding resources that build the foundation for long-term recovery. Special guest Lisa Hinson, LCDC, shares why addressing issues such as self-esteem, healthy sexuality, sober relationships, coming out in recovery, high-risk factors of using, and spirituality—is essential. Lisa is a Certified ARISE Interventionist and Certified Offender Educator with more than 15 years’ experience in the substance abuse and mental health fields. She is Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and is currently a Clinical Representative for Starlite Recovery Center. Listen now.

Compared to the other options, Starlite Recovery Center was the only one that was able to help me make a breakthrough. It was obvious that Starlite's staff were experts in their field, and everyone was great!

– David G.