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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Azure Acres Recovery Center.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Azure Acres Recovery Center has helped individuals struggling with addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery since 1959. Azure Acres provides high-quality alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults near Santa Rosa, California.

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.

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 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 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.

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At Azure Acres, client care and well being comes first and foremost always. The entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help and I instantly felt at home there — something I have never felt in other recovery centers.

– Former Patient

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