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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Premier Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Center

Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, provides comprehensive care for adults age 18 and older whose substance use struggles are accompanied by certain co-occurring disorders. Sierra by the Sea is proud to be a source of accurate information and personalized solutions for adults whose lives have been impacted by addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges.

Learn About Co-Occurring Disorders

Essential information about co-occurring disorders

Many individuals who struggle with addiction also experience other mental or behavioral health challenges. In clinical terms, these additional concerns are referred to as co-occurring disorders.

The following are common co-occurring disorders among adults who have become addicted to alcohol or other substances:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

In some cases, the pain of addiction can bring about the onset of co-occurring disorders. For example, a person who has endured significant personal or professional setbacks due to an untreated substance use disorder may begin to experience symptoms of co-occurring depression.

In other cases, a mental health challenge may push a person into substance use. For example, an individual who is dealing with PTSD or other untreated effects of trauma may begin to use alcohol or other drugs in a misguided attempt to numb their emotional turmoil.

Regardless of which disorder occurred first, anyone who is living with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health challenge needs effective professional care that will address both concerns. Failing to receive proper care for co-occurring disorders can undermine a person’s attempt to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.

Comprehensive Care for Co-Occurring Disorders

The importance of getting the right type and level of care for co-occurring disorders

When you seek professional care for a substance use disorder, it’s important to choose a facility that will conduct a thorough assessment and, if necessary, address any co-occurring disorders that may also be impacting your life.

The reason the assessment is so important is because many people who enter treatment for an addiction don’t even realize that they’re also struggling with a co-occurring disorder until they begin to receive care. Even if you don’t think you have a co-occurring disorder, completing an assessment is an essential step on the path toward long-term healing.

If your assessment reveals that you are indeed struggling with symptoms of a co-occurring disorder, it’s vital that you receive comprehensive care from a provider who can address all the obstacles that have been preventing you from pursuing a healthier and more satisfying future.

Whether substance use led to or was caused by a co-occurring disorder, you need to be sure that you receive the type and level of care that will promote true healing in all aspects of your life.

When you receive comprehensive care at a program that can address both your substance use concerns and any co-occurring disorders you have been experiencing, you will be in the best position to achieve continued success throughout your recovery journey.

Why Choose Sierra by the Sea

Benefits of receiving personalized care for addiction and co-occurring disorders at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

In order to be accepted into Sierra by the Sea, you must have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. However, we understand that many people who have a primary substance use disorder diagnosis also have co-occurring mental or behavioral health challenges, and we’re committed to providing you with the comprehensive care that will enable you to achieve true and lasting healing.

When you choose to begin or resume your recovery journey at Sierra by the Sea, one of your first activities will be to complete a thorough assessment. The information that’s collected during this assessment will form the basis of your personalized treatment plan.

If this assessment reveals that your struggles with addiction are accompanied by any co-occurring disorders, we’ll develop a plan to address those challenges as well.

In addition to our thorough assessments and comprehensive services, one of the many other benefits of choosing Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, is that we provide gender-specific treatment for men and women. In addition to helping adults make the lifestyle changes that will assist them in achieving long-term recovery from addictions, gender-specific care can also be an ideal environment in which to heal from co-occurring disorders.

Many people who become dependent on alcohol or other drugs are also dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other effects of trauma. Sadly, these co-occurring disorders often cause people to experience shame, guilt, and a diminished sense of self-worth.

When you receive care for an addiction and co-occurring disorders at Sierra by the Sea, you will be in a safe and supportive place. You can heal in a judgment-free environment alongside others whose struggles are similar to yours. And you will work with a team of compassionate professionals who understand what you’ve been experiencing and are prepared to provide you with personalized assistance in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

To learn more about how Sierra by the Sea is uniquely prepared to help adults whose lives have been disrupted by addiction and co-occurring disorders, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our facility in Newport Beach, California, is the perfect place for you or a loved one.

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)