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 Azure Acres Recovery Center 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 Azure Acres Recovery Center.

  • 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.

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Local Support Groups Near Santa Rosa, CA

At Azure Acres, we understand that the time you spend at our center in Santa Rosa, CA, is just one part of your recovery journey.

Thus, in addition to helping you achieve the important short-term goal of gaining a solid foothold in early recovery, we will also work diligently to help you develop the skills and capabilities that will support long-term success. Our programming is designed to help you identify underlying issues, address co-occurring disorders, make lifestyle changes, and adopt more productive coping strategies.

But maintaining long-term recovery is not something that you can do entirely on your own. At Azure Acres, we recognize the great value of the recovery community, and we endeavor to ensure that all who heal with us are connected with both formal and informal sources of continued support.

During your time in treatment, you will be introduced to the principles and practices of the 12-Step recovery model, and you will have the opportunity to attend AA or NA meetings. Depending upon your needs and preferences, continued participation in the 12-Step program may be a fundamental component of your long-term recovery.

However, we are well aware that many of our alumni benefit from a host of other support groups and related services. Some support groups focus on addiction and recovery, while others address other concerns that can impact your continued health.

The following California-based support groups and organizations may fill a vital need in your life, or in the lives of your loved ones:

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

CoDA is dedicated to helping men and women end patterns of self-defeating behaviors in the context of their relationships. Many but not all CoDA participants have struggled with addiction themselves or have been in a codependent relationship with a person whose life has been impacted by substance abuse. The sole prerequisite for participating in this support group is a desire to learn how to have healthier, more productive, and more loving relationships.

Find a CoDA meeting in California.

Compassionate Friends

Families who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild, or sibling at any age may find invaluable support via Compassionate Friends. The trauma of this type of loss can cause profound distress within a family. Failing to address the pain of this loss can contribute to considerable dysfunction, including but by no means limited to struggles with substance abuse and addiction.

Find a Compassionate Friends meeting in California.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

This global support group is dedicated to helping individuals whose parents struggled with addiction. Though the term “alcoholics” is in the group’s name, it is open to all individuals who were raised in dysfunctional families. ACA is organized on the 12-Step model, but it is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12-Step groups.

Find an ACA meeting in California.

Survivors of Suicide Loss

If you have lost a friend, family member, or other significant individual in your life due to suicide, SOSL can be a source of considerable solace and support. SOSL meetings are safe and supportive environments in which you can interact with and learn from others who have endured similar losses. SOSL members also participate in a variety of educational and awareness activities to ensure that individuals who are struggling with grief have access to the support that they need.

Find a SOSL group in California.

Chronic Pain Support Groups

Many individuals who struggle with addiction, especially those who are recovering from dependence upon prescription medications, are also dealing with chronic pain. If this describes your situation, you may benefit from participating in a support group that is dedicated to helping you manage chronic pain. The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association lists a number of chronic pain support groups in California. Some of these groups may address addiction and chemical dependency, while others may be focused on other issues related to living a healthier life while managing chronic pain.

Find a chronic pain support group in California.

Addiction Support Groups in California

As you know, addiction can be an intensely personal experience. To ensure that you are in the best position to achieve long-term recovery, it is essential that you participate in the support groups that best meet your individual needs. Psychology Today has put together an extensive list of addiction-related support groups in California. Many of these groups are designed for a specific segment of the recovery community, while others are more general in scope.

Find an addiction support group in California.

Learn More Today

For more information about support groups in your area, or for additional details about Azure Acres’ ability to support your long-term recovery efforts, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all of your questions and help you make the most informed decisions for yourself or a loved one.

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