Ocean Recovery is committed to keeping our patients and their families safe

We understand there are many anxieties, questions, and concerns about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Ocean Recovery takes the matter of community health very seriously and is taking great efforts to ensure the safety of clients and employees alike.  Our team is monitoring the situation and implementing daily procedures within our facilities to prevent the spread of viruses in the community. Some of these protocols include:

  • Our Admissions Team screens all potential clients and assesses any potential risk of illness or vulnerability. Anyone determined to be a risk to the health of the community will not be admitted to the program without proper medical intervention.
  • Our Director of Client Care is educating all staff and employees on proper hand washing techniques
  • Our staff is frequently disinfecting all common areas and frequently touched surfaces in our facilities. Ocean Recovery follows cleaning and disinfection protocols as outlined by the CDC.
  • Our staff has been advised to take extra precautions in their personal time and to stay home if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms
  • We are monitoring our clients closely for any of the following symptoms and following all CDC procedures for prevention and isolation in the event of the presence of such symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us here at Ocean Recovery, and our team is following the situation closely for the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you are experiencing any fears, anxieties, or concerns, we welcome you to reach out directly to our team. (949) 942-8495

Your Partner in Health,

Ocean Recovery

 

Tips for Staying Connected and Safeguarding Your Addiction Recovery

Is it time for you to re-think attending recovery meetings in-person? If peer support groups and/or outpatient treatment meetings are an important part of your recovery, continue to go unless:

  • You are sick (especially with fever, cough or respiratory symptoms)
  • You have been exposed to the coronavirus
  • You have recently visited a known outbreak area
  • Your meetings are canceled
  • Public health officials have specifically told people in your area to stay home.

Be sure to check before heading to a meeting as cancellations may become more commonplace.

Coronavirus and Addiction Treatment

Ways to Protect Yourself and Others at Meetings

  • Wash your hands when you arrive and when you leave.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, especially if you’re a meeting leader.
  • If you use tobacco, know you are at higher risk of contracting viruses of all kinds and suffering more severe symptoms. (This is a good time to consider quitting.)
  • Remind elderly group members of their increased risks related to the coronavirus.
  • Remind group members who plan to travel that there may be greater risk of exposure.
  • Modify proceedings to avoid holding hands or otherwise embracing during the Serenity Prayer or other aspects of your meeting.
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs. Maybe try the elbow tap.
  • Take extra precautions if shared food is part of the meeting. For example, have someone with gloves dish up individual portions, or avoid shared food altogether.
  • Use gloves if handling money, such as passing a basket to collect donations.
  • Cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze.
  • Check in by text or phone with friends who are not attending your meetings.

 

Reliable sources of the latest information

 

If you have to miss meetings, stay in touch with peers and treatment providers by phone and text. Consider virtual services and free support resources to help keep your recovery strong. Together, we can stay safe, stay connected and supportive.

 

Updated March 17, 2020