Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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

Relapse Prevention Worksheet

Since 1957, Azure Acres Treatment Center has given hope to individuals struggling with addiction and its lasting effects. Azure Acres provides residents with high-quality alcohol and drug abuse treatment near Santa Rosa, California.

Relapse does not start with the first drink or drug. It has a destructive, progressive behavioral pattern. The most commonly reported symptoms are:

Phase 1: Return of Denial
1. Concern about well being
2. Denial of the concern

Phase 2: Avoidance and Defensive Behavior
3. Believing “I’ll never drink again”
4. Worrying about others instead of yourself
5. Defensiveness
6. Compulsive behavior
7. Impulsive behavior
8. Tendency toward loneliness

Phase 3: Crisis Building
9. Tunnel vision
10 More depression
11. Loss of constructive planning
12. Plans begin to fail

Phase 4: Immobilization
13. Daydreaming and wishful thinking
14. Feelings that nothing can be solved
15. Immature wish to be happy

Phase 5: Confusion and Overreaction
16. Periods of confusion
17. irritation with friends
18. Easily angered

Phase 6: Depression
19. Irregular eating habits
20. Lack of desire to take action
21. Irregular sleeping habits
22. Loss of daily structure
23. Periods of deep depression
24. Irregular attendance at 12-Step meetings
25. Development of an “I don’t care” attitude
26. Open rejection of help
27. Dissatisfaction with life
28. Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness

Phase 7: Recognition of Loss of Control
29. Self-pity
30. Thoughts of social drinking/drug using
31. Conscious lying
32. Complete loss of self-confidence

Phase 8: Option Reduction
33. Unreasonable resentments
34. Discontinues all treatment
35. Overwhelming loneliness, frustration, anger and tension

Phase 9: Acute Relapse Episode
36 Loss of Behavioral Control
37. Acute relapse episode, marked by:

a. Degeneration in all life areas
b. Alcohol or drug use
c. Emotional collapse
d. Physical collapse
e. Stress related illness
f. Psychiatric illness
g. Suicide attempt
h. Accident proneness
i. Disruption of social structures

Based on “Dynamics of Relapse” by Terrance Gorski, M.A. – EAP Digest

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