Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your drug rehab program located?

Azure Acres Recovery Center is located in a beautiful lodge on 30 acres of redwood forest land in Sebastopol, California. Sebastopol is a vibrant and historic community nestled amid orchards, vineyards, meadows and forests about 50 miles north of San Francisco.

We also offer intensive outpatient treatment at our drug rehabilitation facilities in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, California.

What types of problems/disorders does your program treat?

We provide comprehensive drug treatment and alcohol rehabilitation services for men and women ages 18 and up.

How much will my drug rehabilitation cost?

Addiction rehabilitation is a highly personal experience, and the costs associated with treatment depend upon a number of issues. We offer some of the most competitive rates in the area, and our drug and alcohol treatment programs are covered by most insurance plans and union benefit plans.

Does your program accept insurance or provide financing options?

Yes, we do. When you speak with our intake advisors, we will also be able to assist you in determining which insurance benefits will be available for your treatment. We will walk you through the process of accessing those benefits, and can also help you with financial arrangements for private payment if necessary.

Are your staff members certified?

All of our clinical staff holds alcohol and drug counseling certifications, and the majority of our staff has been in recovery for many years themselves. For more information, please visit our staff page.

Is your drug treatment program accredited?

Azure Acres Recovery Center is licensed and certified by the California Department of Health Care Services, and we have also been fully accredited by CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Does Azure Acres support AA/NA and similar 12-Step programs?

Yes, the 12-Step principles are the foundation of treatment at Azure Acres. We incorporate 12-Step principles into every aspect of our treatment plans, and clients attend 12-Step meetings five days a week during their stay with us.

How long will I need to be in treatment?

The minimum length of stay at Azure Acres is 30 days. Research shows that the longer a person remains in treatment, the greater the likelihood of achieving long-term sobriety.

As with most aspects of treatment, determining ideal length of stay involves an analysis of a number of personal factors. Our professionals will take all of these issues into consideration as we work with you to create the personalized program that will put you in the best position to pursue long-term recovery.

Can I use the phone during my stay?

Yes. You will have access to the pay phones outside the lodge during non-group hours, beginning on the sixth day of treatment. Telephone hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the exception of groups, lectures or other programming activities.  Staff telephones may be used for business calls, such as scheduling medical appointments and notifying family members about the family program.

Will I have access to a radio or television?

Yes. Residents are able to use our house radio when not engaged in a scheduled activity. Saturday everyone is invited to “movie night”.  They are not able to access a television.

What happens if I need personal items?

We make store runs twice a week for our residents. We recommend that you bring spending money (less than $100) for personal items, pay phone calls and other miscellaneous expenses. Family and friends may bring or send packages but items must be store-bought and sealed, and all packages must be opened in the presence of a staff member.

Will I have chores?

All residents are responsible for cleaning up their living space and doing basic house chores.

Can I smoke cigarettes?

Yes. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.

Can I have visitors?

Yes. Visitation is on Sundays from  11 AM to 3 PM. Visitation is not permitted on weekdays without clearance by our Clinical Director, except in the event of emergency.

What types of treatment does your program offer?

Treatment at Azure Acres Recovery Center is personalized to meet your individual needs. Individual and group counseling, 12-Step meetings, education about the disease of addiction, relapse prevention planning, recreation and lifetime continuing care are all part of our treatment process.

Do you accept clients with co-occurring disorders?

Yes. While we specialize in treating addiction, we accept clients who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders so long as they are stabilized. If local, we will generally arrange transportation so that you may attend psychiatric appointments and visit other specialists as needed.

What is a typical day in drug rehab like?

During your stay at Azure Acres, you will follow a structured daily schedule that includes a variety of recovery-related activities. Depending on the objectives of the day, activities may include Qigong (or moving meditation), group counseling, educational lectures, 12-Step meetings, recreational activities, and treatment and continuing care planning sessions with an experienced case manager.

Will my family be involved in my treatment?

Family support and engagement  is an essential part of addiction recovery. We offer a Family Program every other weekend, which is designed to educate and help families cope with the disease of addiction in their lives and begin the healing process. For details visit our Family Program page.

Do you offer a continuing care program?

Yes. Azure Acres offers lifetime continuing care to all residents who complete our drug rehab program. We’re very proud of the network of continuing care services that we’ve created to support our residents in lifelong recovery. With options including outpatient and aftercare programs, and our strong alumni network, we will be able to create a customized continuing care plan to meet your specific needs.