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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Helping Parents Enter Substance Abuse Treatment

All generations are welcome to rehab at Sierra by the Sea.

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that admissions to substance abuse treatment by adults older than 50 nearly doubled between 1992 and 2008. That points to a growing trend among older adults to both admitting they have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse and a willingness to seek necessary treatment.

These may be reassuring facts to know if you are watching a parent struggle with drug or alcohol abuse. Getting a parent to admit they have a problem and enter treatment may not be easy, but it is worth trying to help them have a successful recovery. Here are some things you can do to help your parent enter substance abuse treatment:

Know Your Facts. Before you try and convince your parents that they should enter treatment, make sure they do actually have a problem with substance abuse. Watch their behaviors for signs of drug or alcohol abuse and take stock of how quickly they go through their prescription medication.

Have a Discussion. Talk to them about your concerns and why you think a problem exists. When you do this, make sure not to take an accusatory tone, but to instead be understanding and supportive. If your parent feels like you are on their side, they may be more willing to get help.

Get Confirmation. If you can’t get your parent to admit there is a problem, you’re not going to be able to get them into treatment. Don’t press them into admitting to a substance abuse problem but give them the time needed to make the realization. If they don’t, even after a reasonable amount of time, you may want to consider an intervention or having them speak with a treatment professional.

Parents are “At Risk”

Research Treatment Options. When you talk to your parents about entering substance abuse treatment, it’s a good idea to have some options available to them. Take time to research residential addiction treatment and outpatient treatment facilities in your area to determine what would work best for them. You can make a confidential call to a treatment facility to get more information about what would work best for your parents.
Be Supportive. Let your parent know that you understand how difficult this is for them, and that you are willing to do whatever it takes to help them recover from their disorder. Most treatment facilities have some type of family component to them, so be sure to let them know you will get involved so that you are on the same wavelength when it comes to their treatment.

Get Help. Approaching a parent with a substance abuse problem can be difficult. Get the help you need to do it by enrolling the help of a sibling, spouse, friend of your parent, another family member or your other parent so that you have some support too. It may also be easier for your parent to make a decision about entering treatment if they know there is a group of people around them who are caring and supportive.  Feel free to contact the specialists at Sierra by the Sea who have years of experience helping families get  a loved  one into treatment.

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)