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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Sacramento’s Drug & Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

In an effort to help men and women break free from the powerful grip of addiction, Azure Acres, a leading provider of effective drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Sonoma County, California, is pleased to offer a full continuum of services designed to foster lasting recovery. Azure Acres offers intensive outpatient programming at two separate locations, with one located in Sacramento, California.

Our Locations

One of Azure Acres’ two intensive outpatient programs (IOP) is located in the heart of Sacramento, California. This program, which is available to men and women aged 18 or older, can be utilized as a step-down following the completion of our residential care. Additionally, this IOP can be beneficial to those who do not require residential treatment but do need more support than traditional outpatient services can offer.

Both of our IOP groups meet four times per week for twelve weeks offering both day and evening schedules. The Thursday night group also invites our lifetime continuing care clients to participate in group and alumni activities. Our outpatient locations are centrally located near public transportation for those that seek our services.

Our Treatment Therapies

In choosing to partake in our Sacramento intensive outpatient program (IOP), clients will participate in the following therapeutic interventions:

Individual therapy: Held once per week or more based on request, individual therapy sessions help clients to process their feelings and experiences in a private setting with an assigned certified chemical dependency counselor. These sessions can be a time for men and women to talk about their recovery journeys and establish goals for their futures.

Group therapy: So as to provide our clients with the support and encouragement they need, our Sacramento IOP features several group therapy sessions for the duration of each client’s stay in this outpatient treatment program. Over the course of IOP treatment, clients will participate in 24 to 30 group therapy sessions over a period of six to 8 weeks. While attending these groups, men and women will discuss the following topics in process groups and other recovery-related groups:

  • Relapse Trigger & Prevention PlanRecovery Foundation Tools
  • Healthy Communication
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Coping with Stress
  • Impulse Control
  • Anger Issues
  • Attitudes

Family therapy: On the first and third Wednesday of each month, those closest to our clients are welcome to participate in family therapy sessions as part of our outpatient treatment. Led by our dedicated counselors, these sessions will cover the following educational topics that will help client’s loved ones understand drug and/or alcohol addiction and learn how to support the individual they care about in a meaningful way:

  • Disease actuality
  • Communication styles and healthy boundaries
  • Trust and forgiveness
  • Co-dependency and enabling

Medication management education: In order to help those we treat recognize the importance of adhering to medication guidelines while taking medication, our Sacramento IOP offers monthly educational opportunities that will help clients understand the following:

  • The importance of medication assisted treatment
  • Following prescription medication regimens
  • Monitoring the use of medication
  • Scheduling and keeping appointments with one’s psychiatrists and therapist

Upon completion of this outpatient program, men and women can also participate in weekly aftercare treatment for a lifetime if they so choose.

Twelve-Step Treatment in Northern California

Azure Acres Treatment Center takes drug rehab treatment back to its roots. A proven process that has carried so many others, the 12-Step principles are the foundation of all that we do. During your stay, you will be exposed to the 12 Steps and other recovery-related concepts through:

  • Open AA/NA meetings onsite five times a week
  • Daily educational lectures
  • Men’s and women’s groups once a week
  • Small “case group” sessions three times a week
  • 12-Step readings, meetings and Big Book study
  • Lecture topics may include:
  • Families in Recovery
  • Symptoms of Relapse
  • Boundaries
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Three Stages of Denial
  • Symptoms of Dependency
  • Stinkin’ Thinkin’

How to Begin

It is our goal to help you maintain your long-term recovery at Azure Acres. Treatment begins the moment you call. Our friendly and experienced staff will schedule a confidential assessment within 24-hours. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about our Sacramento IOP as a follow-up service to residential treatment or as a first step towards recovery, feel free to contact us at your convenience. At Azure Acres, we want to help you achieve the healthy and sober life you deserve.

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An assessment is an important first step toward treatment of and recovery from addiction.

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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