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Seafield Center is located on a five-acre site in the oceanside village of Westhampton Beach on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Founded in 1985, it offers detox and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. In addition to its primary care options, Seafield Center also has 21 sober living homes for transitioning clients.
Accommodations and Food
Seafield Center has the serene atmosphere of a country home, with daffodils and lilies in the yard and a pristine black and white exterior with a bright red awning. The facility has 90 twin beds in double-occupancy rooms, a cafeteria that serves meals prepared by in-house chefs (with an always available self-serve salad bar), a lecture hall, a game room, a fully-equipped gym and an outdoor volleyball court. Residents may use the recreational facilities during their daily free time.
Treatment and Staff
Seafield Center’s inpatient program accommodates men, women and adolescents ages 16 and older. Treatment takes place in the residential facility, with a 12-step emphasis and on-site AA and NA meetings. Clients receive a medical assessment at intake and are assigned a personal counselor who makes recommendations as to where to place them in group therapy. Group topics include LGBT issues, gender-specific issues, eating disorders and domestic violence. Individual therapy and alternative treatments are available, including yoga, meditation, acupuncture and spiritual counseling. If detox is required, nurses are on hand 24 hours a day to supervise the process.
Seafield Center offers focused treatment for co-occurring disorders through individual and group therapy, with each client assigned to a primary group of 12 to 13 led by one staff member. Relapse prevention classes are also provided.
A typical day in residential treatment begins with breakfast at 8:30 am, followed (on most days) by a primary group session until 10:30. From 10:45 to 11:45 am, women meet for recreational free time while men attend a 12-step meeting. Lunch is from noon to 12:45 pm, after which there is a lecture (with rotating topics). Women attend a 12-step meeting after that while men have recreation and elective acupuncture sessions. Dinner is from 5 pm to 6 pm, followed by a self-help group and AA or NA meetings until 9 pm. After the day’s activities are over, clients get two hours of free time before lights out at 11:30 pm. Cell phones, computers and TV are not permitted at the facility.
The staff consists of physicians, addiction specialists, CASACs and a psychiatrist; nurses are also present 24 hours a day.
A structured family program is built into treatment, with family members joining in group therapy sessions with residents every Sunday.
Seafield Center is a tobacco-free environment, though nicotine replacement therapy is available for those who need help quitting. Seafield Center emphasizes living a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. To that end, they offer nutritional counseling and yoga. Pastoral care from an on-staff spiritual counselor is available for those seeking inner guidance on their road to recovery. Seafield Center accepts payment on a sliding-scale for those who need financial assistance.
When it comes to aftercare, Seafield Center offers five sober living locations on Long Island with a total of 273 beds between them. There are also step-down outpatient programs available in Amityville, Mineola, Medford, Patchogue, Riverhead and the Suffolk County Department of Probation office in Yaphank.
Residents in sober livings must attend outpatient treatment six days a week, one to four hours a day—curfew is at 11 pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends. Outpatient clients are required to attend a minimum of three 12-step meetings a week, with transportation to and from the main facility always available.
In the peaceful environment of the Hamptons, Seafield Center offers an inpatient program that boasts specialized care for a diverse clientele. With 12-step support, a well-equipped medical staff and holistic and spiritual approaches to recovery, they have something for everybody at a competitive price.
Seafield Center Location
7 Seafield Lane
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Seafield Center Cost
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