Program details: How it works

The average length of stay is dependent on the client’s individual needs and treatment recommendations. The program is divided into two portions: Long Term Residential lasts up to six months and Recovery House usually lasts three months.


Job Training

Seadrunar also offers job training at its own recycling business, Seadrunar Recycling. This business was set up in 1979 to provide a work therapy environment in which clients could learn general job skills and responsibilities. Net proceeds from the recycling business also support Seadrunar treatment programs, allowing Seadrunar to become self-sufficient.

Long Term Residential

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 Long Term Residential portion 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 and have approved visitors during our Saturday evening Open House.

During Long Term Residential, 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. Long Term Residential clients are not allowed to have money on their person unless authorized by staff.


Recovery House

Entering Recovery House, 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.

Recovery House 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.

Clients receive assistance in finding employment or enrolling in higher education. Prior to seeking employment or higher education, all clients without a high school diploma/GED will be required to complete their GED before moving forward. Once they have established employment/education and they are comfortable with the transition, we assist clients in finding clean and sober housing options. Once they have employment, housing and a budget to support themselves established, they are eligible to complete the residential portion of our program. Six months of After Care is available to all clients that successfully complete our in-patient program.