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

Addiction is a Family Illness

Addiction and alcoholism are family illnesses that destroy the entire system.

The family will adjust its behavior to try and compensate for the problems brought on by addictive behavior.

Sometimes the behavior changes will be so gradual that the end result is a shockingly dysfunctional system built around accomodating the addict and his/her behavior.

The amount energy and stress expended by the alcoholic/addict to continue procuring the drug of choice to self medicate and the family as they try to maintain a sense of normalcy and/or try and get the alcoholic/addict to change can be enormous and all of this energy is expended in a direction that deepens the problem and can stress the entire family system.

The family is endangered by the addiction and the potential negative consequences are extremely numerous and include possible bankruptcy, incarceration,  and even death.  Addiction is progressive and should not be ignored.

What to Say to an Addicted Family Member

It is difficult to know “what to say” to that family member…. that is why there are professionals trained to help in this area.  These professionals can take the form of a drug counselor, a marriage and family therapist, or an interventionist. The important thing is to get someone to help who is trained in working with addiction.

The Good News

The good news is that the alcoholics/addicts do recover – and so do their families.  Millions of people have changed their lives by seeking help for their chemical addiction.

Recovery begins with asking for help.  Families are not equipped to “self-help” themselves into drastic change.  Addiction festers in the family system because it is like a petri dish that contains all the required ingredients for addiction to grow.

The Landing is an addiction treatment center for men that also focuses on integrating the family into the treatment process.

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)