Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at SUWS of the Carolinas to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at SUWS of the Carolinas.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Objectives at Seasons

We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.


For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

Seasons offers a treatment curriculum designed to support the growth of each student. Each level of the curriculum carries a specific intention, measurable objectives, and the flexibility to be individualized for each student’s needs.

Each level of the Seasons curriculum is listed below:

Mouse

Mouse is the first level for Seasons students, and is focused on personal responsibility and awareness. Mouse provides time for students to reflect on what brought them to Seasons, and to develop an awareness of their surroundings. Students will practice social skills and experience success with fire building techniques.

Raccoon

Raccoon is the second level for Seasons students, and is focused on respect and cooporation. Raccoon provides a time to work hard and become proficient in the day to day emotional and physical skills of the program. These skills include communicating feelings, completing group and individual chores, and opening up to peers and staff.

Frog

Frog is the third level for Seasons students, and is focused on determination and confidence. Frog provides a time to practice perseverance and success. Student experience success through building primitive traps which require hard work, patience and asking for help.

Buffalo

Buffalo is the fourth level for Seasons students, and is focused on patience and responsibility. Buffalo provides opportunities to show leadership within the group, balancing personal and group needs.

Wolf

Wolf is the next level for Seasons students, and is focused on trust and relationship strategies. Wolf provides time for students to explore how they want to present themselves to their family, school and peers.

Eagle

Eagle is Seasons’ highest level, and is focused on commitment and maturity. Eagle provides opportunities to build on the student’s leadership style, lead hikes through map and compass skills, and prepare for transition/graduation.

I went into this program scared out of my mind. At SUWS, I learned the tools I needed to work through my issues and I'm forever grateful.

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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