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 Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center

Sierra by the Sea is a leading provider of co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment for adults age 18 and older. When you or someone you love comes to our co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment center in Newport Beach, California, you receive personalized care, gender-specific services, and a detailed discharge plan to promote lasting health and wellness.

Learn About Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Discover treatment for co-occurring anxiety disorders at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Everyone experiences stress or anxiety from time to time. But anxiety disorders cause a person to feel fear and anxiousness that is far beyond what is considered routine stress. This level of anxiety disrupts a person’s ability to function in their everyday life.

A person who is struggling with an addiction may also be at risk for a number of co-occurring disorders, including anxiety. There are five major types of anxiety disorders:

Generalized anxiety disorder: This describes an overall level of anxiety that can’t be traced to a specific cause or event. Clinical anxiety occurs when distressing feelings come in waves and don’t go away. A person who has generalized anxiety disorder may feel trepidation about certain people, places, or events and can have trouble finding joy in everyday life.

Panic disorder: This overwhelming anxiety disorder involves chronic and unexpected panic attacks. These abrupt episodes of intense fear and crippling anxiety can seemingly come out of nowhere, and symptoms can include shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest tightness. Due to the fact that these episodes can happen anywhere, panic disorder can often prevent a person from doing regular activities.

Social anxiety disorder: This condition involves a fear of social interaction. It can prohibit a person from attending parties or events, meeting new people, or speaking in public. An individual who has social anxiety disorder will often go out of their way to avoid big groups so as to not embarrass themselves.

Separation anxiety disorder: This disorder is often, but not always, caused by a specific traumatic event that involved the loss of, separation from, or abandonment by a loved one. A person who is suffering from separation anxiety disorder often believes that a loved one may be at risk of physical danger, or lives with great fear of losing someone they care about. This often results in an individual struggling to maintain healthy relationship boundaries, as they tend to cling to their loved ones out of fear.

Specific phobia: A specific phobia occurs when a person has a certain fear of a particular object, person, or situation. A person who has a phobia may do everything they can to avoid that exact concern, which can damage their ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

Co-occurring anxiety that accompanies an addiction can have a serious negative impact on a person’s life. For an individual who has an anxiety disorder, their feelings of stress or apprehension don’t go away and can worsen over time.

Trying to cope with an addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder can be very challenging, but with effective professional help, it’s possible to overcome the hurdles that have been holding you back. Comprehensive, personalized anxiety treatment can help you manage your symptoms and greatly improve your quality of life. When you receive the right type and level of treatment at a reputable center like Sierra by the Sea, you or your loved one can get to the root of your pain, address it, and begin the path toward a healthier life.

Why Consider Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

Why seek treatment for co-occurring anxiety disorders at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

If a person who is dealing with an addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder fails to receive proper treatment, it can negatively impact many aspects of their life.

An individual who is struggling with an addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder might have a hard time developing and maintaining healthy relationships. They also might have difficulty finding and keeping a job. As family and career are bedrocks for many people during the course of their adult lives, the impact of these struggles can greatly undermine an individual’s ability to exist independently and can lead to a downward spiral of harmful behavior.

If you or a loved one is grappling with an addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder, it’s possible that you might feel a constant sense of dread while fearing the worst. You might have trouble focusing and be particularly irritable. Those emotional signs can take a mental toll, but they can also be harmful to your body. Insomnia, shortness of breath, dizziness, upset stomach, and muscle tension are among the common physical effects of anxiety. The toll that anxiety accompanied by an addiction can take on your mind and body may lead to suicidal thoughts.

But it doesn’t have to get to that point. Seeking professional treatment is often the first step on the journey toward understanding the pain you’ve been experiencing. At Sierra by the Sea, we take a look at the whole person to develop an individualized plan that utilizes evidence-based treatment and allows the healing process to begin. By choosing our facility in Newport Beach, California, you’re making the bold choice of walking the path toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Types of Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

Types of treatment for co-occurring anxiety disorders at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Because no two people heal from co-occurring anxiety disorders and addiction the same way, we will work closely with you or your loved one to create a treatment plan that best fits your unique strengths, challenges, needs, and goals. We individualize the treatment experience at Sierra by the Sea, tailoring each person’s care plan to their specific situation.

Before you or your loved one begins the recovery journey from an addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder, our expert staff will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine which treatment modalities and therapeutic interventions you might benefit from the most.

During your time at our co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment center in Newport Beach, California, you may engage in a combination of:

  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Detoxification services
  • Medication management services
  • Group therapy
  • Basic medical care

Our specially trained staff uses gender-specific, trauma-informed care to help each person who comes to Sierra by the Sea start to recover from an addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder. Our goal is to help you or your loved one get to the root of the symptoms that have damaged your life in order to find lasting healing and recovery.

Continuing Care for Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment

We understand just how challenging it can be to seek help for an addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder. During your time at Sierra by the Sea, you put in a tremendous amount of work to achieve better health, and we want to ensure that you continue that progress after you leave our facility in Newport Beach, California.

Throughout your stay for addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment at Sierra by the Sea, a therapist and case manager will prepare you for discharge by teaching you relapse prevention skills, how to manage stress, and healthy ways to reintegrate into your community.

We will also create a personalized discharge plan for you with recommendations on continuing care after you leave our facility in Newport Beach, California, whether that includes step-down treatment in our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP), our alumni services program, or referrals to other outpatient services in your local community.

If you think you or someone you care about might benefit from addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder treatment at Sierra by the Sea, please contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have so that you can make the best decision for yourself or someone you love.

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)