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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Hurt People Hurt People

There are wise saying within the Recovery Community that many learn to incorporate into their daily lives. A popular one being, “Hurt People, hurt people.” This saying is a popular saying that both addicts and family members alike can use. The saying is a powerful reminder that  “healthy people don’t hurt people.” It’s “hurt people who hurt people.”

Both client and family alike know that most people are capable of being good and honest. But, people who are hurt are incapable of being good and honest and instead they hurt others by lying, cheating and stealing. This saying sheds some light on the matter. Often times when we are hurt by someone we get angry, upset and judgmental. We know they are capable of being better people and we know they know it too, so why is it so difficult for them to do the right thing? Why do these people repeatedly hurt us time and time again even after we tell them how badly it hurts us?

There are as many reasons why people hurt others as there are the number people on this earth. This writer believes that a good portion of the pain we inflict on others comes from wounds we haven’t yet healed ourselves. In fact we have wounds that are so large, that they infect others who surround us.

Try and imagine stopping to help someone in a car accident on the freeway. The first thing to do would be to help the people inside, but they could be bleeding and have wounds you can’t mend on your own. The car maybe crushed, but you can’t pull it apart on your own. There maybe people in the back seat who also need your help just getting out of the car, nevertheless their injuries may be beyond your capability of handling. The more you try to help these “hurt people” the more likely you are to get blood on yourself, be hit by another car on the freeway or injure yourself while trying to help them. The people in this car probably don’t want to hurt anyone, the fact that they are in an accident, is simply an accident itself. But, they can’t help the fact that they are helpless and you are not. You though, can help and can call the fire department, paramedics and police.

This scenario is very similar to rehab. Families who try and help their loved ones in their addictions often times put themselves in harms way and could quite possibly make the scenario much worse. The thing families need to do, just like an accident witness would be to call the proper authorities. When it comes to addiction, that authority might be an interventionist or a rehab.

People in a traffic accident don’t intend to hurt anyone, just like an addict doesn’t intend to hurt anyone. The fact of the matter is that they can’t control themselves. But, we can help them. We can help the hurt stop by calling the right people, the right rehab and doing the right thing. Hurt people, do hurt people. Healthy people, help people. If you are healthy and know someone who is not, help them to help themselves and make the hurt stop.

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)