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

Treatment Trends – What Works?

Over the years we have heard a lot of stories from clients. Though escapades while intoxicated are always jaw dropping, but the ones that puzzle us are their journeys to recovery.

More often than not we hear about therapists who turn addicts away until they are a part of a 12 Step recovery group. On one hand 12 Step Group are an outstanding, constant resource for help. Finding a community in the 12 Step recovery world can be paramount to lasting recovery. On the other hand, it takes so much spiritual, physical and emotional help to help an addict recover that we believe it’s imperative for therapy to start immediately.

Another thought to consider is how do you ever “get” someone to stop doing a compulsively driven behavior? As addicts and loved ones of addicts we all know that this is fundamentally impossible. When an addicts changes their behavior it is because something has changed inside of them. That’s what happens in a successful psychotherapy. To us it makes no sense to advise people to delay psychological help for their psychological problem in the hope that something else will fix it first or make the therapists job a little easier. Sierra by the Sea believes in a holistic approach to recovery.  An Emotional, Physical and Spiritual approach to recovery is what we model all of our programs on. Counseling, 12 Step Meetings, community, a healthy diet, exercise, outside activities, job, school and friendships. All of which is offered at Sierra by the Sea.

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)