Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Sierra by the Sea 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 Sierra by the Sea.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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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Antiopes Reviews

We have serious doubts about Antiopes, whose manufacturers claim it can help you “quit your painkiller addiction with no withdrawal symptoms.”

At our treatment center we research emerging treatment methods to increase the quality of our patients’ recovery.

We have integrated (in special cases) drugs like Suboxone and Vivitrol into the treatment of men and women who are recovering from opiate or alcohol addiction. This shows we definitely are open to integrating a substance into our treatment regimen if it increases the comfort of our patient – while he/she pursues a program of therapeutic 12-step based recovery to work on underlying issues.

Antiopes- Very Difficult to Take Seriously

We have been alerted to a new herbal medicine created by a Canadian manufacturer called Antiopes. This medicine is an over the counter herbal mix that claims to help you “Quit Your Painkiller Addiction with No Withdrawal Symptoms.” That statement in itself is worded in such a way that it makes it difficult to take this product seriously.

Here, from the manufacturer’s website, is information “About the Makers of Antiopes:”

Antiopes was started by two guys in Vancouver, Canada, who were both addicted to Percocets/OxyContin. After trying to quit numerous times, we started doing more research into herbal medicine to help with our addictions. After much research and even more trial and error, we came up with what we believe to be the best product to help take away your withdrawal symptoms.

This was NOT a commercial endeavor at first, but after witnessing the ease with which we were able to quit, and after realizing that we could help save thousands of lives of people with no access to methadone or other treatment options, we decided it would be wrong to keep this to ourselves.

And here is a listing of ingredients in Antiopes are:

  • An herb used by healers in Asia for hundreds of years, when treating addiction to opium among the villagers.
  • A shrub that grows in the south of Africa, chewed by shepards and hunters when they needed a pick me up after spending days on end alone in the desert.
  • A plant that is the number one prescribed anti-depressant in some forward thinking European countries.
  • A root extract used as a general body tonic, to help expel toxicity and replenish your bodies natural defenses.
  • A naturally occurring amino acid extract that is proven to boost your serotonin levels.

Antiopes- We are Looking for Volunteers to Share Their Experience

As a principle, we will want to hear from the recovery community about the Antiopes medication before we more officially pass judgment. If you are someone who has tried the medication please contact us by leaving a comment on this article. You are welcome to sound off in your comment if you want to leave an opinion about Antiopes for others.

Recovery is fueled by hope and courage and an exploration of the underlying factors such as trauma. Our treatment driven by compassionate and trauma-informed care provides the foundation of recovery and healing.

– Valerie M. Kading, DNP, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Chief Executive Officer
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)