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/clients/guests, 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, 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.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, 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.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • 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.

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New Drug Drop-off Locations Popping Up Near Riverside, CA

New Drug Drop-Offs Popping Up near Riverside, California

As rates of overdose from the abuse of prescription painkillers continue to rise in Riverside, other California communities, and throughout the country, public health officials are putting new programs in place to help combat this swelling epidemic. One of the contributing factors to the trend of widespread prescription drug abuse is the ease of access to these medications. Because they are technically legal, many individuals who seek to abuse these prescription drugs have found that they can obtain them through a process known as “doctor shopping” in which one secures several prescriptions simultaneously from different doctors, or by purchasing or stealing their substance(s) of choice illegally.

Yet slowly, the public is becoming more aware of the dangers of these substances, as new light has been shed on the highly addictive properties of these drugs. Doctors have begun to restrict the rate at which they are prescribing these drugs to their patients, and are working to educate their patients on how to use these drugs within safe guidelines. But questions remain as to how to combat the rates of prescription painkiller abuse, and how to remove the stigma for those individuals who wish to seek help and remove these drugs from their homes.

Safe Disposal

If one wishes to remove drugs from the home prior to seeking treatment, to eliminate temptation, or merely wishes to get rid of legally acquired prescription pills one no longer needs, a new outlet exists to safely dispose of these drugs. Drug drop-off locations are popping up near Riverside County in Los Angeles, with Walgreens offering safe, secure disposal of any prescription drugs at nearly 300 pharmacies in 21 states. These repositories are a key component of drug take-back programs that have become increasingly popular in recent years, providing the ability to dispose of controlled substances and over-the-counter medications as well. In addition, this safe disposal method is keeping harmful, toxic substance out of our water supplies by intercepting drugs that might otherwise be flushed or washed down the drain.

Removing the Stigma

Communities across the nation are reporting record-breaking growth in the collection of these drugs, evidence that these programs are providing a much-needed disposal outlet for dangerous substances. But drug drop-offs are having a positive impact beyond curbing painkiller abuse. According to research from the Department of Justice’s Dose of Reality program, many heroin addicts abused prescription painkillers prior to their first heroin use. This link between the abuse of drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, and the later abuse of prescription opioids is an important factor in curbing substance abuse of many kinds.

Drug drop-offs provide a safe, secure outlet to dispose of harmful substances in convenient locations throughout the country. Aside from the many participating Walgreen’s pharmacies in many states, many localities are beginning to initiate their own drug take-back programs to help combat the devastating effects of opioid abuse. For example, residents of Riverside County in California are able to dispose of prescription medications for free at any of the County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection facilities and events. These programs are keeping harmful toxins out of the environment and are helping to keep Riverside residents’ homes free from substances of abuse.