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.

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12 Step Groups for Addiction in Southern California

Sierra by the Sea introduces all of our clients to 12 Step programs.

12 Step programs are proven to greatly assist clients during their rehab stay and also gives them a local community of sober friends post rehab. The most popular 12 Step Program our clients attend is Alcoholics Anonymous. Recovery from alcohol and drugs tend to go hand in hand and are discussed in rooms of AA. However, at times clients need a 12 Step program that is more specific to their needs and addictions. The beauty of Southern California is we are not at all lacking in 12 Step groups. So many have found recovery here and established strong recovery groups. One of the fundamental elements of  the success of 12 Step groups is their ability to bring addicts with the same struggles together for support. Each one of the 12 Step groups below offer a niche group of people who can say, “Oh, I get that craving. I’ve been there. This is how I recovered/abstained.”  The following list are 12 Step programs our clients attend in addition to AA. Please check out the corresponding websites and see if one may be a fit for you on your journey to recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous  – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking recovery from alcohol and drugs.

Cocaine Anonymous – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking recovery from the addiction to cocaine.

Narcotics Anonymous – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking recovery from  narcotic drugs and prescription pills.

Marijuana Anonymous – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking recovery from the use of marijuana.

Sex Addicts Anonymous – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking  to abstain from sex addiction.

Overeaters Anonymous – 12 Step recovery and support for those seeking to abstain from compulsive overeating and other eating disorders.

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)