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/clients/guests, 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, 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.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, 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.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • 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

The Child of An Addict

The recent death of entertainer Whitney Houston has many glancing at her 18 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Bobbi Kristina was spending time with her mother the day before she was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room from an alleged overdose of prescription pills. Hospital reports show Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized twice in the days following her mother’s death. She needed aid from the overwhelming effects of anxiety and panic attacks. Loss of a loved one at any time of life is traumatizing, but for loss for a child of an addict is even more so.

Whether a parent has died from their addiction or not, the children of addicts are often left with trauma for the rest of their lives. Addicts can not only be physically abusive to themselves but are known to emotionally and physically abusive to their families. Trauma is often what leads to the cycle of alcoholism repeating itself in families. The use of substances for its numbing effects blocks out disturbing memories.

We can only speculate the extent of Bobbi Kristina’s trauma, no two families are alike. Though there is a vast amount of books, therapists and support groups to help her through her pain we can’t help but wonder how her mother’s death could have been prevented? We only wish recovery could have happened for Whitney. At no fault of the addict, sometimes it takes multiple stints in rehab for them to surrender their addiction. We can only hope that the story of Whitney Houston’s death is a wakeup call to all addicts and their families to get help NOW.

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)