Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 The Camp 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at The Camp Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has 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 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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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting Locations In Santa Cruz & Scotts Valley, CA

The Camp Recovery Center helps adolescents & adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction find long-term recovery. Located near Scotts Valley & San Jose, CA, The Camp provides premier substance abuse rehabilitation.

Benefits of AA

Benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

When individuals are battling the compulsion to abuse alcohol, their need for support often goes well beyond spending time in a structured treatment program. As such, it is important for those who are in recovery from alcohol abuse to be aware of the supports that are available to them.

Once such type of support is found in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. These meetings offer a setting for individuals to come together and share their personal stories and experiences with alcoholism. In this way, they can give and receive support to and from others who have fought similar battles and experienced similar challenges.

Additionally, by participating in AA groups, individuals are able to obtain sponsorships. These sponsorships usually occur on a one-to-one basis wherein one individual – often who has been in recovery longer than the other person – will help hold the other person accountable for his or her actions. By setting this accountability, individuals may be less likely to relapse into drinking. Furthermore, by developing these types of relationships, individuals have someone who they can reach out to when they are feeling tempted to use. Because the sponsor has been through the same trials and tribulations, they are often able to help the person come to understand that resuming drinking is not the answer.

It is important to note that you do not need to have first participated in a treatment program prior to engaging in AA meetings. This support is available without prerequisites, making it a warm and welcoming experience for many.

Types of Groups

Types of AA Groups

There are typically two different types of Alcoholics Anonymous groups – open meetings and closed meetings.

As the name suggests, the key component of Alcoholics Anonymous is anonymity. This concept gives individuals the sense of security that their matters will be kept private, while still allowing them to develop bonds with others who have endured similar experiences to their own.

To that end, closed meetings refer to group settings where only members or prospective members can engage in the group. In order to inquire about becoming a member of an AA group, the only requirement is that one must possess a desire to stop drinking alcohol. As such, becoming a member of an AA group is quite different than what one normally thinks of when referring to group memberships. Therefore, this should not dissuade anyone from seeking out participation in these groups.

In contrast, open meetings refer to group settings where anyone from the public is welcome to attend. The importance of anonymity still stands true, but those who participate in the group are made aware that visitors are welcome to attend and, as such, they should conduct themselves accordingly.

Open meetings can be beneficial for a number of reasons. For example, someone who is traveling to another city, yet does not want to miss out on the support that he or she receives when engaging in his or her home AA group, may search for open meetings to attend while he or she is visiting the area.

Additionally, individuals who are doing research on alcoholism, the benefits of AA, or other information can participate in these meetings to get the real-life experience of what the meetings entail. In these circumstances, however, the visitor should always state his or her reason for being there so that those in attendance can limit the information they share if they desire.

Local Groups & Locations

Finding AA Group meetings in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties

In Scotts Valley, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings can be found at the following locations during the listed days and times:

Saint Phillips Church

5271 Scotts Valley Drive

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

  • Sunday, 2:30pm
  • Monday, 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, 8:00pm
  • Thursday – 5:30pm
  • Saturday – 11:00am

Community Covenant Church

2700 El Rancho Drive

Scotts Valley, CA 95060

  • Tuesday, 8:00pm

For a comprehensive list of days, times, and locations of AA meetings throughout Santa Cruz County, please visit the Alcoholics Anonymous of Santa Cruz County website.

For residents of Campbell, California, a list of AA meetings can be found here:

Residents of other cities within Santa Clara County can find a comprehensive list of AA meetings on the website for the Santa Clara County Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

For residents of Monterey County, the website for the Monterey Bay Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous provides a list of AA meeting schedules.

I had been in rehab before, but I never experienced treatment like how The Camp does treatment. Their programs are amazing and so many people changed their lives while I was in treatment there. It felt so good to be a part of a community of recovery. I'd recommend the Camp to everyone.

– Vivian M.
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