Located in Sonoma County, California, and housed in a historic lodge that was built in 1906, Azure Acres Treatment Center has been providing life-changing drug and alcohol addiction treatment since 1959.
Understanding Our Treatment Programs at Azure Acres
Today, Azure Acres provides several levels of care for adult men and women, ages 18 and older, who have been struggling with substance abuse and chemical dependency. Azure Acres also offers treatment programs for adults with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorders who are also experiencing certain mental health disorders. For these individuals we have a co-occurring track available.
Befitting a program that has been offering treatment for more than five decades, Azure Acres employs time-tested therapeutics and embraces the traditions and principles of the 12-Step recovery model. Through the years, we have also made a practice of incorporating research-based and evidence-supported advancements in treatment techniques. At Azure Acres, treatment is a dynamic experience that blends a half-century of experience and success with an ongoing commitment to continued self-improvement. The result is a truly unique and highly successful treatment opportunity.
Our Full Continuum of Care
Depending upon an individual’s specific needs, his or her experience at Azure Acres, located near Santa Rosa, California, may feature the following elements:
Detoxification: The first step in overcoming chemical dependency is ridding one’s body of the substance or substances that one has been abusing. Depending on the nature and severity of an individual’s addiction, it may be extremely difficult to accomplish this without professional help. At Azure Acres, individuals can complete the withdrawal process under the close supervision of addiction experts. When the detox process is complete, the individual can transition directly into residential treatment.
Residential Treatment: Residential treatment can be an essential step on the path of lifelong recovery. While in residence at Azure Acres, recovering individuals will participate in individual therapy, group therapy, family education sessions, and a variety of experiential therapies, including DBT, yoga, and expressive arts. During this phase of treatment, Azure Acres residents will also learn the principles and practices of the 12-Step recovery model, and will begin to progress through the early steps. In addition to the 12-Step model, residential treatment at Azure Acres is guided by a variety of therapeutic modalities, including crisis intervention, psychoeducation, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered therapy, somatic therapy, and bibliotherapy. Typical length of stay in residential treatment at Azure Acres is about 30 days, though the actual time that a person remains in treatment with us will be determined by his or her specific strengths, needs, and progress.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Individuals who have completed residential treatment either with us or at another program, and who can benefit from a step-down level of care prior to returning home, may be best served by participating in an intensive outpatient program, or IOP. Azure Acres provides IOP at two northern California locations, one in Sacramento and one in Santa Rosa. Both locations offer four three-hour treatment sessions each week for a total of 12 weekly hours of IOP services. During IOP, individuals will participate in individual therapy, group therapy, and family education sessions. The typical length of stay in IOP with us is six weeks.
Sober Living: For clients who can benefit from continued support as they transition out of care, we also offer a seven-bed sober living program. This substance-free residence, which features an on-site house manager, who is an AOD counselor, is a safe and supportive environment where individuals can gain a stronger foothold in early recovery as they return to work, go back to school, and otherwise engage in a healthy independent lifestyle.
From our detoxification program through our sober living opportunity, the goal of Azure Acres Treatment Center is to provide a full continuum of care that allows us to meet individuals where they are, and provide them with the services and support that they need to achieve their individual treatment goals. For additional information about any aspect of treatment at Azure Acres, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you decide if our treatment programs have the solutions that you have been searching for.
Between lectures, groups and meetings, clients may enjoy the beautiful trees, wooded hiking trails, swimming pool and picnic area. Tuesday night is game night and Saturday night is reserved for a movie.
On weekends, clients enjoy a more relaxed schedule while continuing to work their program of recovery. A structured family program is offered on Saturdays and Sundays which includes a combination of educational groups, lectures and individual family sessions and time for visiting. Beginning in 2020, Family Program will take place on Saturdays followed by individual family sessions that will be available on Sundays. Days end with a 12- Step meeting and a group that brings closure to the lessons and experiences of the day.
Our Program Activities
We take the work of recovery seriously, but we also show you how much fun sobriety can be. And you couldn’t ask for a more charismatic group of people to show you the way. Our staff is made up of incredible people with incredible stories, who lead full, interesting lives in recovery.
Between lectures, meetings and counseling sessions, you may enjoy the various amenities around the lodge, such as:
- Swimming Pool
- Frisbee Golf
- Fitness stations
- Walking Trails
Azure Acres Treatment Center is a warm, friendly environment located in Santa Rosa, California. On any given day, you may find our clients socializing by the pool, playing games or chatting on the pay phones.
We treat recovery as a celebration. Because most of our staff is in recovery themselves, we invite clients to celebrate our individual recovery dates with us, ask questions and witness our real-life success stories. By celebrating as a recovery family, we grow together in freedom and happiness.
During your stay at Azure Acres, you’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared by our enthusiastic chefs. We are able to work with special dietary needs and provide vegetarian options as needed. All meals are served family style in the company of your fellow residents and staff in our rustic “Hole in the Wall Cafe.”
Specialized Groups at Azure Acres near Santa Rosa, CA
At Azure Acres Treatment Center, we are continuously introducing new groups and activities that make recovery relatable and fun. The following are some of the specialized groups we offer at our Sonoma County treatment center:
Humor in Treatment
Once a month, clients are treated to a “humor in treatment” group with recovery comedian Mark Lundholm, who is motivational in his realism and a living example of the possibilities recovery brings. A self-professed pessimist, Mark takes a look back at the missed opportunities and flawed thinking that his drug addiction caused and encourages clients to share their stories.
In this group, Mark shares words of wisdom and memorable sayings that address the themes of self-centeredness, relationships, acceptance, surrender, spirituality and early signs of relapse. He has a true gift for opening people’s hearts by inviting clients to talk candidly about some of the surprising and funny characteristics that many addicts share and engage in a no-holds-barred discussion about the realities and gifts of recovery.
Every session is unique and guaranteed to be thought-provoking, funny and healing all at once. Clients are joined by staff, alumni and other clinical professionals.
Spirituality is critical to recovery, but it isn’t always what you’d expect. While we welcome prayer, spirituality is also about fighting self-centeredness with service to others and accepting accountability for our decisions and behaviors.
As part of our 12-week Conscious Recovery program, adults age 18 and older will benefit from addressing underlying causes of addiction, including unresolved trauma, spiritual disconnection, and toxic shame. Our staff will train patients in the use of spiritual practices to achieve long-term freedom as they heal from addiction. By identifying the root causes of each addictive behavior, this program will guide patients as they develop healthy ways to replace destructive habits. The Conscious Recovery curriculum encourages individuals to connect with their authentic selves and live with purpose while practicing self-love and gratitude. We offer Conscious Recovery in both residential and outpatient settings to help a range of individuals who are struggling with addiction.