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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Preventing Teen Drug Use

Parents are the most important influence on a child’s development, but during adolescence they may feel they have been sidelined in favor of their child’s friends.  Teenagers are strongly influenced by their peers. This often means that when a teen has friends who engage in unhealthy behaviors such as drinking and abusing drugs, the teen will also engage in these behaviors. It isn’t only a question of peer pressure – teens want to emulate their friends and feel that they are accepted.  Parents may feel discouraged about trying to influence their child once the teen years begin, but by maintaining a dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse it is possible to delay the onset of alcohol consumption and prevent substance abuse.

Research shows that teenagers who begin to drink before the age of 14 are much more likely to become dependent later in life.  They are also more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking including assault, accidental injuries, impaired performance in school and even arrest.  Parents, schools and communities should do everything possible to send teens the message that alcohol consumption should be delayed until the age of 21.

Prevent Substance Abuse

Here are some tips for parents to help prevent teen alcohol and substance abuse:

  • Stay involved in your teen’s life.  Encourage them to bring their friends home and to keep you informed about their activities.  Limit exposure to entertainment that glorifies drinking and drugs.
  • Set high expectations for your teen.  Reward achievement and good behavior and make it clear that you expect your teen to make his or her best effort in school.
  • Fight boredom, which is often at the root of drug and alcohol experimentation.  Keep teens busy with sports, church and youth groups that embrace an anti-drug and anti-drink philosophy.  Teens who are surrounded by positive peer influences are less likely to use alcohol and drugs.
  • Keep in touch with your teen by forging lines of communication.  Use shared family meals and activities as a time to connect and talk to your teen.  Don’t sit back and rely on your child’s school to provide guidance about substance abuse – effective prevention requires support from parents.
  • Walk the talk in terms of alcohol and drug use.  Parents who are heavy drinkers or who abuse drugs should not be surprised if their children mirror their behavior.  Adopting a sober or moderate approach to drinking and avoiding illegal drugs entirely will influence teens more than lectures.

A strong family bond and parents who are involved with their children can also help delay the onset of drug and alcohol experimentation.  Teens are eager for independence, but this doesn’t mean that parents should give up all control.  Because adolescents often take risks and exercise poor judgment, they need boundaries to be set.  They also need to know that there will be consequences when they break family, school and community rules.

Despite the influence of peers, parents are the most important role models when it comes to defining standards for behavior.  By setting limits and providing consequences for risky behavior, parents can send a clear message to their teens about drinking and drug experimentation.  Talking often about substance abuse is also important.  Even if parents are convinced that their teen or pre-teen would never use alcohol or drugs, the subject should be frequently discussed.

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There is something special about The Camp. With such an amazing treatment team, it's easy to see why they have such a high success rate.

– Patrick V.
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Jason Foundation

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