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.

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Addiction Rehab & Treatment for Heroin Overdose & Poisoning

Sunrise Ranch provides heroin addiction treatment rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier, more satisfying life, without addiction.

Risk of Overdose

The risks of heroin addiction and overdose

While the abuse of any substance can elicit monumental devastation in an individual’s life, the use of heroin can be one of the most detrimental. Not only is one’s health placed at severe risk, but all other facets of his or her life will be negatively impacted as well. If heroin addiction rehab at a professional treatment center is not sought, many dire outcomes may occur. Relationships with family and friends can deteriorate, resulting in lost friendships, family discord, divorce, and loss of child custody. Careers can be destroyed as individuals who are stuck in a pattern of heroin abuse will be frequently absent from work and may display a significant decline in work performance. Job loss can result, subsequently causing financial strife which can lead to homelessness. Furthermore, due to the fact that heroin is an illicit substance, interaction with law enforcement may become a frequent occurrence.

An individual’s health will also be placed in severe jeopardy if he or she forgoes addiction rehab at a reputable treatment center for heroin abuse and continues to use heroin. Furthermore, the risk of overdosing becomes a tragic reality when heroin abuse is allowed to persist. An overdose occurs when an individual ingests more than his or her body is capable of metabolizing. When this occurs, if emergency medical attention is not received, the result can be fatal.

Signs of Overdose

The signs of heroin overdose

The signs that may indicate that someone has overdosed on heroin can vary from person to person. Yet, regardless of what signs may present, they should be taken seriously as indicators of a heroin overdose and emergency medical attention should be sought immediately. The various types of symptoms that could be indicative of a heroin overdose may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Weakened pulse
  • Hypotension
  • Dry mouth
  • Constricted pupils
  • Muscle spasms
  • Disorientation
  • Labored breathing
  • Tongue discoloration
  • Lips turning a bluish color
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Lapsing into a coma
  • Experiencing a heart attack

Rehab for Overdose

Addiction rehab for heroin overdose in Riverside, CA

If an individual displays any signs that could indicate that he or she has suffered an overdose, it is imperative that emergency medical treatment is received. Even if you are unsure whether or not someone has truly overdosed, it is always best to err on the side of caution and call 9-1-1. In the event that this should happen, it would be beneficial to accompany your loved one so that you can provide medical personnel with any information that you aware of. Such information can include the following:

  • The specific symptoms that you noticed that led you to believe that your loved one had overdosed
  • The substance that your loved one has overdosed on
  • Any other substances that you may suspect your loved one has been using
  • The length of time that you believe your loved one has been abusing heroin
  • The route in which your loved one ingests the substance (e.g. intravenous injection, snorting, or smoking)
  • Whether or not your loved one has previously experienced an overdose
  • Whether or not your loved one has any medical conditions

If you do not know this information, be honest with medical personnel and inform them of this. They will still be able to provide your loved one with appropriate care.

If you believe that you have suffered an overdose, it is imperative that you contact 9-1-1 immediately. Even if you are unable to communicate, calling the emergency number will let responders know that you are in need of assistance. If you are able to communicate, it is important to inform medical personnel of the previously mentioned information.

Regardless of whether or not an overdose occurs, the fact that someone is abusing heroin is enough to warrant a need for treatment. Without receiving appropriate interventions and rehabilitation from a quality heroin addiction treatment center, it is likely that the abuse of heroin will continue, placing individuals at a constant risk for experiencing an overdose, which could result in a grave outcome.

At Sunrise Ranch in Riverside, California, we recognize the bravery that is required to seek rehabilitation for a heroin addiction at our heroin addiction treatment center. By choosing to receive care at our center, you or a loved one will be afforded a personalized treatment plan that is catered to meet your or your loved one’s specific needs. At Sunrise Ranch, life-saving heroin addiction rehab and treatment is within your reach.

Thanks to Sunrise Recovery Ranch, my daughter was able to get the lasting recovery she deserved from her addiction and her co-occurring mental health disorder. I am super grateful!

– Michelle A.
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)