Founded in 2012, Seastone of Delray is a fairly new addition to the rehab mecca of Delray Beach, Florida. An extended care residential facility specializing in drug and alcohol addiction, as well as trauma treatment, Seastone aims to offer its male clients a safe and supportive atmosphere to address emotional issues. Seastone combines evidence-based treatment with an array of experiential therapies and amenities in the hope of building a solid foundation for long-term sobriety.
Accommodations and Food
Clients at Seastone of Delray live in a two-story apartment complex, similar in design to a motel, with exterior walkways and front doors facing an interior courtyard. There are beds for 44 adult men, but the average number of clients generally stays between 17 and 22. Men live two per room in twin and double beds (based on census and length in residence). The living quarters include private bathrooms for each room, a living room with overstuffed leather sofas, a small kitchen area and adjacent dining area with small table. Conveniently, these apartments are not only walking distance to the beach, but to the Seastone treatment facility, where there is a small gym with treadmills and other training equipment, a tiled stone courtyard for yoga and massage therapy and a chiropractic room.
Clients eat a hearty breakfast in the mornings, like oatmeal and eggs with fruit; there are an array of choices for lunch and dinner, always including a salad, and the chef takes requests. Clients help in the kitchen and clean up after meals.
Treatment and Staff
Seastone of Delray believes a treatment program needs to be longer than the standard 30 days. The staff here highly recommends that residents stay for a minimum of 60 days and programming is provided for as long as 180 days. In addition to substance abuse, co-dependency, sex and love addiction, and other compulsive behaviors are addressed. Seastone also treats co-occurring disorders.
Detox is not available through Seastone so a client must be fully detoxed prior to beginning treatment. After a biopsychosocial assessment, the men are given an individualized treatment plan that declines in therapeutic intensity as treatment progresses. The program is divided into four phases, though time frames are approximate—Foundation (20 days), Discovery (20 days), Creation (20 days), Performance (30 days) and Integration (60 days).
In the first two months of treatment, clients wake up at 7 am. First on the agenda is breakfast and then Seastone’s processing and meditation group, known as Daily Beginnings. At 10 am, group therapy begins. After lunch, clients have more group work and time for individual assignments and sessions. One of the treatment modalities is CBT. Group therapy topics include work issues, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, relapse prevention, mental health and addiction education (including sex and love addiction). Late afternoons are always dedicated to alternative therapies as a way to break up the clinical work. During the initial phases of treatment, clients can expect at least 25 hours per week of group sessions and two hours per week of individual therapy.
Seastone supports abstinence-based treatment, but the 12 steps are not considered core curriculum. With the understanding that meetings can be a vital component of sobriety once someone leaves treatment, Seastone transports clients to off-site meetings.
There are about 25 total staff members at Seastone. Thirteen to 15 client care techs are on site at any given time and the staff also includes three administrative employees, three primary Master’s-level therapists, an operations director, a clinical outreach representative, and a Qi Gong and yoga instructor. The clinical director, Jim Snow, has an impressive amount of experience working at other prestigious rehabs including Caron and Hazelden. He is well respected in the south Florida recovery community and known for spearheading innovative ways to treat addiction.
Seastone facilitates what they call a Live Foods Nutrition program. Men receive dietary counseling and learn the importance of food’s role in physical and mental health, especially for those with addictive tendencies.
The rehab offers EMDR, equine therapy, ROPES course, yoga, Qi-Gong, breathwork, mindfulness and meditation, massages and acupuncture, all included in the cost of treatment. Fitness and exercise are worked in on a daily basis, too.
Seastone has also implemented Helping Men Recover, a therapeutic curriculum based on the work of leading men’s addiction treatment specialist, Dan Griffin. According to Griffin’s website, the program “integrates theories of addiction, trauma and male psychosocial development.”
Seastone of Delray offers an individualized approach to treatment that combines evidence-based and experiential therapies. Clients of its comprehensive program have the option of staying up to 180 days, giving them ample opportunity acquire the insight and tools necessary for a long-term recovery.
Seastone of Delray
810 Andrews Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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