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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Scotts Valley, CA could see new Medication Disposal Kiosks

The epidemic of opioid abuse and subsequent fatalities from overdoses has become all too well-known throughout the United States. As a result, many entities are taking steps to try and put an end to the devastation that this epidemic is reaping.

Walgreens Fights Prescription Drug Abuse

Walgreens Continues the Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse

One such effort is being put in place by Walgreens, one of the largest chains of drugstores in America. The company has long been a proponent of the nationwide fight against prescription drug abuse by participating in the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. More recently, they have started a new program in order to help fight the epidemic on a daily basis.

In February of 2016, Walgreens executives announced that they will be installing safe medication disposal kiosks at 500 of their locations throughout the U.S. In a press release issued by Walgreens on July 25, 2016, it was announced that 288 pharmacies throughout 21 states and Washington D.C. had installed these medication disposal kiosks, making them slightly more than halfway towards reaching their end goal.

These medication disposal kiosks provide a place for individuals to safely and discreetly dispose of any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Offered at no cost to patrons, individuals can simply drop off their medications in these kiosks at any time during normal pharmacy hours, which, at most kiosk locations, is 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In an updated press release that was issued on October 16, 2016, Walgreens stated that it “has reached its goal of installing more than 500 safe medication disposal kiosks this year at its pharmacies in 35 states and Washington D.C.”

According to Business Wire, this is “the first national effort of its kind by a retailer.”

Improper Medication Disposal

Improper Medication Disposal

Until recently, it was commonplace for individuals to discard of their medications by flushing them down the toilet, washing them down the sink, or throwing them in the garbage. However, as studies emerged, it became apparent that disposing of medications in these manners can have many detrimental consequences.

When the chemicals found within these medications are flushed down the toilet or drain, they taint the water, which can harm aquatic life, while also negative affecting humans who may be relying on these water sources.

When medications are thrown in the garbage, they become accessible to children, animals, and/or drug-seekers. Being unaware of the harm of consuming such medications, children or animals may ingest the substances, potentially resulting in fatal overdoses. Furthermore, individuals who are addicted to prescription drugs may intentionally look through discarded garbage in search of such medications.

By setting up these medication disposal kiosks, Walgreens is offering individuals a safe and easy alternative for disposing of their medications.

Disposal Location

Finding a Location

For residents of Scotts Valley, California, a safe medication disposal kiosk is located at 210 Mount Herman Road. For a list of other select locations that offer safe medication disposal kiosks throughout the state of California, please consult the following website here.

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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