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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Men and Postpartum Depression

10% of Men Suffer From Postpartum Depression, According to Study

It’s not just moms who are prone to feeling a little blue after having a child. A recent study found that about 10 percent of new dads also suffer from post-partum depression.

Postpartum Can Affect Fathers

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that men are more likely to become depressed in the first six months of the birth of their child. They are also more likely to become depressed if their wives or partners are depressed as well. Studies show that about 25 percent of women develop the mood disorder.

Men develop post-partum depression for reasons similar to women, including lack of sleep, stress on the relationship and isolation from friends. It may also develop because the mother may be giving more time and attention to the baby instead of to her partner, which can make many men feel excluded.

Of course, not every man who has a child will develop postpartum depression. The disorder is more likely to develop in men who experience any of the following:

History of depression
Poor relationship with spouse
Anxiety about becoming a father
Change in hormones
Lack of support from family and friends
Financial difficulties
Symptoms of Depression in Men

Depression can cause anyone to feel sad, lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, cause sleeping problems and fatigue, and affect one’s ability to concentrate and make decisions. There are some symptoms of depression, however, that are specific to men.

Men with depression may also experience the following symptoms, according to

Increased anger and conflict with others
Irritability or frustration
Violent behavior
Isolation from friends and family
Impulsiveness and risky behavior
Increased use of drugs or alcohol, or misuse of prescription medication
Physical ailments, such as headaches, digestive problems or chronic pain
Problems with motivation and concentration
Whether men with post-partum depression experience only some of the symptoms above or all of them, they should know that their depression is treatable.

Treating Depression

No matter how severe your depression is, or when it occurs, it is treatable. Treatment for depression typically includes individual and group therapy, and the use of anti-depressants. Depending on what works best with your schedule, you can be treated for depression through regular appointments with a licensed therapist, an outpatient treatment center for depression or a residential treatment center for depression.

If you have recently become a new father and are feeling any of the above symptoms, don’t feel guilty or that there’s nothing that can be done. With the right type of treatment, you can recover from depression and be the dad you’ve always want to be.

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)