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

If Your Husband or Wife is Using

Watching a spouse battle an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, especially if you have children.

What to Do if Your Husband or Wife is Abusing Drugs or Alcohol – Treatment Center Advice

Finding a way to help your spouse isn’t always easy, but there are some things you can do to get your husband or wife the alcohol or drug addiction treatment they need to end their addiction and get their life back on track.

Talking to your spouse about a potential problem with drugs or alcohol can be scary. You don’t want to make accusations that will cause them to become upset with you, or that are unwarranted. Find an appropriate time to talk to your spouse and start by telling them what you have observed instead of making any accusations. Try to use a tone that is non-judgmental and supportive. Ask questions and let your spouse feel as though you genuinely want to know what the answers are.

One of the most important steps to getting your spouse help will be to get them to admit they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. It may take them some time to come to terms with this, so keep the dialogue open until it happens. Stress that you will be there to support your spouse through recovery, and that they will not be alone in their efforts.

Research addiction treatment facilities. Before you even talk to your spouse, it may be a good idea to see what options there are for addiction treatment facilities. That way you will be more informed when you talk to your spouse and can gently bring the idea of going to addiction treatment into the conversation. For the early detoxification and first 30-60 days of sobriety it is recommended that the recovering individual go to a primary care rehab for men or a rehab exclusively for women.

Take some time to find out what types of addiction treatment facilities are available near you. A good place to start is online. Learn the difference between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab, and talk with your spouse about which option might work best. Most addiction treatment facilities have a toll-free number that you can call to receive information confidentially. Doing that can give you an idea of what types of treatment options are available and how addictions are treated.

Get Help Yourself

Part of addiction treatment for your spouse will involve you getting the support you need as well. Your spouse’s addiction has likely affected your life in ways you may not have anticipated.

Many addiction treatment centers offer family or couples counseling as part of the recovery process. This can be important to helping you and your spouse work through issues caused by their addiction and finding ways to help your spouse stay sober once they return home.

You can also get support through a group like Al-Anon and Narc-Anon, both of which offer support to family and friends of people battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Do Not Hesitate

The important thing is that you should not wait. When people look back at the recovery process in hindsight, the most painful part is before they picked up the phone and asked for help. The act of seeking help starts a chain reaction of recovery and the relief can be immediate.

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)