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

Heroin Poisoning & Overdose Rehab near Santa Rosa, CA

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

Overdose Risks

Heroin addiction and overdose: the risks

Although it is known to be one of the most dangerous substances of abuse today, heroin remains a wildly popular drug of choice for countless individuals. An addiction of this nature can be extremely difficult to overcome, and the effects of ongoing heroin abuse can be life-shattering.

As individuals continue to consume heroin, their bodies become tolerant of the substance, meaning that they have to increase the amount that they consume in order to achieve the desired effects. Once that tolerance has developed, individuals can then develop physical dependence on this perilous substance, meaning that their bodies become incapable of functioning when the drug is not consumed.

Tragically, as a result of the development of tolerance and dependence, individuals who are addicted to heroin are at an ever-present risk of experiencing an overdose, which could prove to be deadly.

Signs of Overdose

The signs of heroin overdose

Heroin overdoses occur when individuals ingest more of the substance than their bodies are able to appropriately process and metabolize. In some circumstances, the body will attempt to dispel the substance through vomiting. However, this is attempt at excretion is not always successful, leaving individuals fighting for their lives.

The amount of heroin that a person uses, the frequency with which he or she uses, and the length of time during which he or she has been using will all impact the type and severity of the symptoms of overdose. Examples of some such symptoms may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lips turning blue
  • Dry mouth
  • Tongue discoloration
  • Labored breathing
  • Weakened pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Heart attack
  • Seizures
  • Disorientation
  • Stroke
  • Coma

Showing Signs of Overdose

What to do if a person is showing signs of heroin overdose

If an individual displays any of the aforementioned signs, it should be viewed as a warning that he or she has overdosed and is need of emergency medical attention. Contacting 9-1-1 as soon as possible is imperative in order to prevent a grave outcome.

Should you or someone in your presence experience a heroin overdose, it can be extremely helpful to provide attending medical personnel with the following information:

  • The amount of heroin that was consumed
  • The route of administration (e.g. whether the heroin was snorted, smoked, or injected intravenously)
  • The specific symptoms that led you to suspect that an overdose had occurred
  • Whether or not other substances were consumed
  • Whether or not the person has ever experienced an overdose before
  • Whether or not the person has any medical conditions or is taking any medication

If you do not know this information, or if you are the one who has overdosed and you are unable to communicate this information, it is still imperative that 9-1-1 be contacted. The responding professionals will still be able to provide the life-saving treatment necessary.

When a person has begun engaging in a pattern of heroin abuse, he or she is in need of treatment and rehabilitation. At Azure Acres, we understand how intimidating it can be to seek and receive treatment for a heroin addiction, which is why we do all that we can to make the process as comfortable as possible. By entering heroin rehab at Azure Acres, individuals are able to receive medically monitored detoxification services prior to engaging in ongoing therapeutic interventions that are designed to elicit lasting recovery.

If you or someone you care for is struggling to overcome an addiction to heroin, please do not hesitate to call our rehab facility today. We want to help you make the life-saving changes needed to discover a brighter future.

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I have been in and out of treatment for years and could not remain sober for more than a couple years sometimes no more than 60 days. I attended groups and one on one therapy with my counselor there and this time something magical happened for me there. Azure Acres saved my life -- check this place out if you are looking for treatment!

– Former Patient