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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Baby Boomers Still Using Drugs

Our treatment centers has recognized the unique needs of the different genders and ages of our clients.

It is no surprise to us that mature adults are abusing drugs and alcohol because many of them come to Sierra by the Sea for treatment and to learn how to live life sober.

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released findings showing that people who are aged 50 to 59 are twice as likely to use illicit drugs in 2007 than in 2002. All other age groups that were surveyed showed a decrease in drug abuse.

The generation that was inspired by the Summer of Love and Woodstock have been known to march to the beat of their own drum and were very open minded in adopting attitudes of acceptance about many illegal drugs.

There are a lot of positive things that have come out of the attitudes of Baby Boomers but one unfortunate side effect is that some people who experiment with drugs become addicted to them and struggle with it for their whole lives. Many people who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s have come to Sober Living by the Sea.

Our programs were designed to honor and respect the unique needs that mature adults bring to the treatment process. Often we have found that mature adults are very motivated and respond well to supportive and caring treatment. We have also found that mature adults can be very hard on themselves and benefit from being taught to forgive themselves for their drug or alcohol abuse and the resulting consequences. They are often very dedicated to the program of recovery and are very accountable to the recommended activities, homework assignments, and treatment processes.

We are proud to contemplate that such an amazing generation has brought such sweeping change into our society, and we are even more happy to think that we can help a few of the Baby Boomers who have strayed from the path of responsible drug use and are in need of help from our drug treatment center.

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)