Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • 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 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.

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Premier Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center

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

Learn About Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that may cause manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes. Each of these episodes can cause changes in mood and behavior. Some individuals with bipolar disorder use substances such as drugs and alcohol in a misguided attempt to manage symptoms of the condition. As a result, this leads some individuals with bipolar disorder to develop addictions. At Sierra by the Sea, we provide treatment for individuals who have a primary diagnosis of addiction but are also living with bipolar disorder. This is called co-occurring bipolar disorder.

Manic episodes may cause an individual to experience an elevated mood, high energy levels, and impulsive behaviors. These symptoms are the same for hypomanic episodes, but less severe than those of manic episodes.

Depressive episodes are periods where people may experience thoughts of suicide, self-harm behaviors, and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. These symptoms are not severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of depression, yet these symptoms still interfere with function.

At Sierra by the Sea, we focus our treatment on addictions and treat mental health conditions such as co-occurring bipolar disorder. There is no way to cure co-occurring bipolar disorder. However, receiving treatment for this condition has a positive impact on an individual’s ability to manage their symptoms and take control of their life. Our treatment center in Newport Beach, California provides individuals with all they need to get started on their journey toward recovery from co-occurring bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder can be a complicated mental health condition to treat. This makes it important to receive comprehensive and specialized treatment to address the needs of each person. By getting the care you need, you are increasing your chances of successfully managing this condition while continuing to do the things you love. Seeking care may be difficult, but the first step toward handling co-occurring bipolar disorder is learning more about the condition and how to best address its symptoms.

Why Consider Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

Living with co-occurring bipolar disorder has the potential to negatively influence many areas of a person’s life. At Sierra by the Sea, we treat individuals who are primarily struggling with addiction but may also have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

While negative outcomes of co-occurring bipolar disorder may not always occur, an individual is at much higher risk for these results if they do not receive treatment. Individuals with co-occurring bipolar disorder often have difficulty keeping up at work or in school due to their behaviors and mental symptoms.

These symptoms of bipolar disorder may also cause trouble for an individual in keeping or forming relationships or fulfilling responsibilities. Impulsive behaviors that are common with co-occurring bipolar disorder may lead to legal issues, homelessness, and personal injury. Impulsivity can also cause individuals to make decisions that further impact their physical health, such as substance use.

By receiving treatment at Sierra by the Sea, you are increasing the chances you can live a full and healthy life by learning to manage the symptoms of co-occurring bipolar disorder. At Sierra by the Sea, we provide you with a range of treatment tools and therapies to improve your mental health and regain personal control of your wellness. Our specially trained team members use evidence-based treatment methods to address co-occurring bipolar disorder.

The negative outcomes of co-occurring bipolar disorder are not inevitable. You can take the first step toward your improved health and wellness by entering treatment at Sierra by the Sea. If you have questions along the way, any member of our treatment team will happily guide you through the process and make you as comfortable as possible. If you are interested in learning more about treatment at Sierra by the Sea, reach out to our team and explore all we have to offer.

Types of Bipolar Disorder Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

Because no two people heal from co-occurring bipolar disorder 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 bipolar 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 bipolar disorder treatment center in Newport Beach, California, you may engage in a combination of:

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

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 bipolar disorder. Our goal is to help you or your loved one get to the root of the symptoms that have hindered you in order to find lasting healing and recovery.

Continuing Care for Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring bipolar disorder treatment

We understand just how challenging it can be to seek help for an addiction and co-occurring bipolar 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 bipolar 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 bipolar disorder treatment at Sierra by the Sea, please contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any question 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)