Program details: How it works
The average stay in the Seadrunar treatment program is 9 to 12 months, depending on the client’s individual needs and treatment recommendations. The program is divided into two phases: The first phase lasts up to six months and the second phase usually lasts three months.
Clients begin in a full-time, structured treatment phase that identifies the self-destructive behaviors that impair their ability to work or get an education, and function in society. They attend three group therapy sessions per week, bi-weekly counseling sessions, and daily concept seminars. In a daily routine that fosters interpersonal support and a sense of self-worth, each individual begins to develop personal accountability and responsibility.
A client entering the first phase of Seadrunar’s program will experience a 90-day blackout period. This means the client will have no contact with anyone outside the facility unless it is an emergency, communication with children, or for legal, medical and dental appointments. After completing the blackout periods, clients are allowed to make and receive three phone calls per week. These calls are approved and monitored. Clients past the blackout period can receive and send mail.
During this first phase, no client may leave the facility unless accompanied by a senior client. A client will be considered awol if he/she leaves the facility alone or without staff permission. First phase clients are not allowed to have money on their person unless authorized by staff.
Entering the second phase, clients begin to practice their new skills in the real world through work or education. They attend two group therapy sessions per week, monthly counseling sessions, and seminars as needed.
Second phase clients experience a semi-blackout period, with phone calls and mail allowed. Work and/or education counseling is available on an as-needed basis. Passes are approved and monitored by staff. Day passes for socialization will be granted upon evaluation by staff. Weekend passes will be granted to those who are working or going to school full time. Limited visitation will be allowed at scheduled times and at the discretion of staff.