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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra by the Sea.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Finding Forgiveness in Addiction Recovery

When setting goals with our clients, we first focus on sobriety. Getting our clients off of drugs and alcohol is paramount in order to help our clients approach the painful roots of their triggers and traumas that have been causing their addictions.

When the root is addressed the next step is helping the client to forgive themselves for the choices they have made. Many clients continue their addictions in order to self-medicate themselves for the pain they are experiencing. In order for the client to embrace forgiving themselves we help them to cultivate compassion and understanding for the things they did while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. When an addict can forgive themselves, they can create compassion, kindness and peace in their lives. Forgiveness can lead to:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Spiritual and psychological well-being
  • Less stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • Less substance and alcohol abuse

We teach the clients that if we dwell on hurtful events or situations, grudges filled with resentment, vengeance and hostility toward ourselves can take root. If a person allows negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, they might find themselves swallowed up by their own bitterness. The effects of holding a grudge go beyond self harm:

If a person is unforgiving towards themselves, they might pay the price repeatedly by bringing anger and bitterness into every relationship and new experience (think of road rage.) This individual may become so wrapped up in the wrong that they can’t enjoy the present. The individual can also become depressed or anxious with a life that lacks meaning or purpose. This individual will lose valuable and enriching connectedness with others.

We teach forgiveness as a commitment to a process of change.

To begin, we have our clients reflect on the facts of the traumas of their childhood, financial hardship and or broken relationships. We look at how they reacted with drugs and alcohol. We then look at how these actions have affected their  life, health, well-being and the lives of others.

When encourage our clients to forgive themselves and make amends to others where necessary and first and foremost with themselves. By relinquishing the anger the client holds toward themselves they are better able to move away from the shame that triggers alcohol and drug abuse. As our clients let go of grudges towards themselves they learn to  no longer define themselves as hopeless addicts.  They can now see where they have been hurt and can now move on to show compassion and understanding to others in their life who also need forgiveness.

We Accept Insurance
The following are some of the providers with whom we work regularly
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • and many more...

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
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)