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

Modafinil Stimulant

25I is a drug that we’ve become aware of in recent months as an increasing number of patients in our rehab are reporting that they have experimented with it.

We’re still gathering information on 25i and we are sorting out the confusion between 25i and some other hallucinogenic drugs that have been hitting the market but here is what we know for sure:

  • it is a hallucinogenic drug that is usually snorted as a powder, but has the risk for overdose as several teens were rushed to the hospital in  Richmond Virgina earlierthis year

Here is what we’re trying to confirm:

  • 25i appears to be “legal” as it is a new drug (but may be no safer than other “legal” highs like bath salts)

25i may be also referred to as:

  • Dime
  • 25C
  • NBOME
  • DOB

(but some of those names might be for different although similar hallucinogenic drugs)

More Information on The New Drug 25i

25i is a derivative of the phenethylamine hallucinogen 2C-I, discovered at the Free University of Berlin in 2003 by Ralf Heim.

We’ve been told anecdotally that 25i is not active orally and must be smoked or snorted. There’s some conflicting information out there with regard to this as there are many pictures on the web of 25i that look like LSD tabs (which may be an inaccurate labeling of LSD blotter paper, but also may indicate that 25i can be taken orally).

The research we’ve done appears to show it as a powder that is darkly colored- possibly distributed in capsules.

25i has been in the news sporadically this year and throughout the world as well.

A man got in trouble with the authorities in New Zealand for selling a drug which he marketed as Dime.  That drug contained 25C-NBOMe, which is an analog (a modified version) of a Class Ad Drug called “DOB”

According to the wikipedia article about 25i, the result

  • Strong open-eye/closed-eye hallucinations
  • Feelings of profoundness similar to other psychedelics
  • Increased sexual desire
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Intensified emotions
  • Vasoconstriction
  • Nausea

Breakout of Overdoses in Richmond, Virginia

There were five overdoses that were treated in one weekend, in Richmond, Va. Some of the patients that were treated experienced side effects such as

  • depression
  • seizure activity
  • inability to correctly perceive time
  • bleeding in the brain
  • heart failure

In short, people are ironically better off taking the illegal versions of hallucinogens like LSD (acid) or mushrooms.

The list of side effects for the overdoses in Richmond is a scary one – particularly bleeding in the brain and heart failure.

As always, if you (or someone you care about) is taking hallucinogenic drugs and need to talk to a substance abuse counselor, do not hesitate to contact our treatment center for information.

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)