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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Serenity Knolls Treatment 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 Serenity Knolls Treatment 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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Addiction Treatment Program in California

Having been in existence for more than a quarter of a century, Serenity Knolls is immensely proud to have earned a reputation for being one of the most highly respected 12-step social model residential treatment centers in California. Thousands of our alumni are currently living fulfilling and productive lives today, and they are our most compelling testimonials and our greatest source of pride. Changing lives is our passion, and we place that goal at the center of all that we do.

Why Serenity Knolls Is Successful

In order to provide each man and woman who comes to us with every chance to successfully achieve a changed, fulfilled, and recovered life, we ensure that all Serenity Knolls residents benefit from the following program features and characteristics:

Compassionate staff members – When residents pass through our doors, they will receive a friendly and caring welcome by supportive staff members who understand just how much courage it takes to enter a substance abuse program to deal with an addiction and face the problem head-on. Many of our staff members went to Serenity Knolls to recover and pass on the gift of sobriety.

Thorough assessments– All residents in our addiction program are provided with a skilled, multidisciplinary assessment of their individual needs so that all of their concerns can be appropriately addressed throughout their time in our program.

Personalized treatment plans– Each resident will receive a customized treatment plan that is designed to address the areas of his or her life that have been affected by addiction. This includes taking into account the physical, emotional, familial, and occupational aspects of the resident’s life that need healing.

Knowledgeable and experienced treatment teams– Residents are provided with the services of a highly skilled and caring staff of treatment professionals who go above and beyond daily to ensure that the treatment they deliver results in an exceptional and fully transformative experience.

Comprehensive family program– A thorough family program has been created in order to help the loved ones of our residents receive emotional support, while increasing their understanding of the disease of addiction and learning how they can best be of assistance during their loved one’s recovery journey in our addiction treatment program.

Continuing care services– Continuing support, renewal, and fellowship is offered to all alumni through an aftercare program that hosts weekly sessions in both Marin County and San Francisco, California.

All of these aspects are incorporated into every facet of care that we offer here at Serenity Knolls in our addiction treatment program. We believe that people deserve to become the individuals that they truly wish to be, and at Serenity Knolls, we strive to help them make that wish a reality.

In order for us to help residents attain sobriety and an overall healthy life style, we offer specialized treatment that pertains to addictions and related issues. We have created a loving and supportive residential community where change and recovery can flourish.

Programs Included In Your Treatment

The residential addiction treatment program at Serenity Knolls is available to men and women, ages 18 and older, who are suffering from substance abuse and chemical dependency, as well as certain co-occurring disorders. The following features are included within this comprehensive 12-step residential treatment program:

Individual therapy occurs once a week with a licensed psychologist or a marriage and family therapist.

Individual counseling occurs on a daily basis and allows residents to check in with an experienced alcohol and drug counselor.

Group therapy is offered several times a week, giving residents an opportunity to discuss shared experiences, learn from one another, and give and receive support to and from their peers during treatment in our addiction program.

Couples and family counseling offers residents the opportunity to come together with their loved ones in a therapeutic environment and engage in sessions that are led by psychologists and marriage and family therapists. These counseling sessions can be scheduled upon request depending on the resident’s specific needs, as well as on his or her family’s proximity to Serenity Knolls.

Additionally, all residents who engage in programming at Serenity Knolls, located in California, have the immense benefit of being able to partake in our Weekend Family Program. As part of this program, residents and their loved ones can participate in both educational and process groups. Additionally, the Weekend Family Program is offered not only to current Serenity Knolls residents, but also to alumni of our program and their loved ones.

Furthermore, knowing that recovery does not simply end with the completion of a residential treatment program, we value the importance of offering an aftercare program so that the successes achieved while in residential programming can continue as individuals reintegrate back into their daily lives. One of the unique facets of our aftercare program is that any resident who has completed at least 30 days of residential treatment at Serenity Knolls can participate in the program for the rest of his or her life at absolutely no cost.

At Serenity Knolls in California, we strive to meet residents where they are at in their recovery journeys so that, during their time with us, they can benefit from receiving the most comprehensive and most customized care available. If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol and could benefit from treatment in an addiction program, please reach out to the knowledgeable staff at Serenity Knolls today.

Serenity Knolls helped not only my husband – but our whole entire family. We go back every year during the holidays to visit and not a day goes by where we are not grateful for where we all are now.

– Henriette C.