Starlight Admissions

How do I contact The Starlight Military Substance Abuse Program?

For Admissions:

(860) 235-5570
Toll Free:
(877) 313-0988

For STARLIGHT Program Staff and Living Quarters:

North House

Client Phone:
(860) 445-3679

The Lodge

Client Phone:
(860) 445-3059

The Residential Unit

Client Phone:
(860) 245-4534

How long is the average stay?

A typical length of stay is 28 days, but ultimately depends upon your individual needs and your response to treatment.

What should I bring with me?

  • Name, address and phone numbers of current and previous therapists and doctors.
  • All prescribed and over the counter medications you are currently taking.
  • You may bring personal money. Opportunities will be available to go shopping to buy necessities. Otherwise, money will be secured.
  • Medical information regarding any allergies you have to medications.
  • Unopened cigarette packages.
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans, sweat pants, slacks, t-shirts, pajamas, robe without a belt). Laundry facilities are available.
  • Season appropriate outerwear
  • Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
  • Appropriate reading material
  • Military ID card and Insurance cards.
  • Electronic devices such MP3 players and radios.

What should I leave at home?

  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, PDA’s, computers, laptops and game boys.
  • Jewelry and valuables
  • Knives, guns or weapons of any kind
  • Candles, illicit drugs, alcohol
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Glass items
  • Aerosol deodorant and hairspray
  • Mouthwash
  • Military uniform

Can I make telephone calls to my family and friends?

There are phones at STARLIGHT that you are permitted to use during scheduled times. You may bring a cell phone for phone number reference, but it will be secured. Family members and others that are authorized to have contact with clients will be allowed to come during visitation times, participate in family therapy and be informed of the client’s treatment progress.

What kind of treatment can I expect?

Treatment planning will start upon admission to the Starlight Military Program unit. As part of your admission, you will meet with your assigned clinician and develop an initial treatment plan with goals for you to achieve and interventions to help you achieve those goals. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your treatment planning. Your treatment plan may be modified to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality care while you are here, but will be reviewed at least once weekly with your clinician.

Your treatment program includes 28 days of intensive therapeutic treatment focused on learning substance use relapse prevention skills and more adaptive management of problem behaviors. The treatment program can be extended as clinically warranted. You are expected to follow the treatment schedule and actively participant in all program activities.

What activities are included in my stay?

  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Group psychotherapy and individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy and couples counseling
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Daily physical fitness
  • Family therapy and couples counseling
  • Recreational activities and art therapy
  • Yoga and martial arts
  • Discharge/aftercare planning

May I have visitors?

After one week of treatment clients may have visits from immediate family members, upper command, and others involved in their aftercare while in treatment with prior approval from clinical staff. Visiting hours are at specific times during the week, although some accommodations can be made on a case by case basis. Family members will also be allowed in the program during any family group times. All visitors must remain with clients on grounds. Visitors are not allowed to leave the campus with clients while they are in program. Visitors must remain with clients in common areas on the unit (this excludes bedrooms and bathrooms).