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 Sunrise Recovery Ranch 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 Sunrise Recovery Ranch.

  • 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

Creating a New Path

Rehab is a space to observe behaviors, work through trauma and create new patterns. Yet the biggest steps occur when our clients discharge. When they get the opportunity to apply new skills to everyday life. This is what is referred to as, “living in recovery.”

As hard as our clients work, transitions can be difficult. Our case managers work with clients to map out what their day-to-day lifestyle may look like. These are some of the tools we have found most effective in maintaining addiction sobriety:

Routine

Those who have struggled with addiction are prone to impulsive behavior. Creating a daily routine allows a person to feel grounded and make wise choices. A routine can include outlined times for exercise, recovery meetings, daily reflection, meals and a bed time. Whatever the routine is it should best serve the individual. Some people are energized by a full schedule, others find it overwhelming. When creating a routine be mindful that it suits the individuals personality and stage of recovery.

Therapy

Many people forget that addiction is a disease just like diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. A disease does not go away after a few months of treatment-it requires consistent observation and care. Addictions are a disease of the mind. As such, the most effective tool in managing them is ongoing therapy. Some see a counselor twice a week, while others schedule visits twice a month. Therapy continues to help one to navigate relationships, build self-awareness and continue the healing process.

Community

According to self-help guru, Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Our community of friends affect everything from our diet to our entertainment. This is something we remind clients of when looking at their friendships. We encourage them to reflect.

“Does this person have similar interests, beliefs and goals? Are they sober? If not, will their alcohol or drug use affect my sobriety?”

Rehab creates the space to ask the big questions of, “Who am I” and “Where do I want to go?” From there it’s about making choices to develop friendships with like minded people to journey through life with.

Hobbies

Many become so gripped by their addictions that they ignore their personal passions. Whether it be painting, golf, playing the guitar or hiking, doing the things we love bring us peace and happiness. Carving out time for them is essential to personal well being.

Exercise

Exercise that increases heart rate has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol cravings. The increased levels of dopamine are to thank. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that creates a soothing sensation. Levels of dopamine also increase when drugs and alcohol are used. The loss of the dopamine can be shocking to the body. Replacing drugs and alcohol with exercise is an excellent tool. Some high-aerobic activities include bicycling, running, swimming, tennis and high intensity yoga.

Recovery Meetings

The way an addict responds to relationships and stress can be heightened. Going to meetings where there are people who experience similar struggles and share how they cope is a great support to recovery. As well, involvement in a 12 step community is a positive influence to maintain sobriety. Remembering what addiction was like, being of service to new comers and working the 12 steps all contribute to life long recovery. The number of recovery meetings to attend is based on the individual. Some attend 5 meetings a week, while others attend twice a month.

One of the teachings of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is that one never ‘graduates’ from recovery. Though a person can complete the 12 Steps of the A.A. program, they are encouraged to promptly start them over again. This is a symbol that addiction recovery is a life long process. The journey happens one therapy session, one lunch, one run on the beach and one meeting at time.