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 Depression Treatment Center

Sierra by the Sea is a leading provider of co-occurring depression treatment for adults age 18 and older. When you or someone you love comes to our co-occurring depression 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 Depression Treatment

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

Depression is a common co-occurring disorder among adults who struggle with addiction. Some people turn to alcohol or other drugs in a misguided attempt to self-medicate or numb themselves to the symptoms of depression, which can lead to addiction. In other cases, the negative effects of addiction can prompt the onset of depression.

Anyone who is dealing with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring depressive disorder needs to receive comprehensive treatment that will address both disorders.

Effective treatment for addiction and co-occurring depression begins with a thorough assessment. The assessment is important because many people who enter treatment for addiction don’t realize that they’ve also been dealing with co-occurring depression until they begin to receive care. The assessment can identify the co-occurring depression and ensure that it is incorporated into the individual’s treatment plan.

A focus on personalized care can also be a vital component of effective treatment for addiction and co-occurring depression. Just as the impact of co-occurring depression can vary from person to person, the effectiveness of certain types of treatment can differ from individual to individual.

A treatment center that offers an array of services, and that can select and customize these services to best meet the specific needs of each person, will be best prepared to provide effective care for adults who have been struggling with addiction and co-occurring depression.

If you or someone you care about has been dealing with addiction and co-occurring depression, Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, can provide the comprehensive, personalized solutions that can put you on the path toward improved well-being.

Why Consider Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

Untreated co-occurring depressive disorders can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. When a person’s struggles with addiction are accompanied by co-occurring depression, they may find it difficult or impossible to form and maintain healthy relationships, make suitable progress at work or in school, establish financial independence, and otherwise enjoy a productive independent lifestyle.

If you need treatment for addiction and co-occurring depression, failing to get that care can put you at increased risk for significant physical, psychological, and socioeconomic harm.

Addiction and co-occurring depression can cause problems within the context of your relationships with friends or family members. This can lead to withdrawal or isolation, which can rob you of a vital source of support at a time when you can most benefit from the help of others.

Co-occurring depression is associated with low energy levels, poor concentration, and a lack of motivation. These characteristics can have a powerful negative impact on your performance in school or at work. This, in turn, can lead to job loss, chronic unemployment, and financial setbacks.

When you don’t get the care that you need for addiction and co-occurring depression, you may begin to neglect your physical health or act in ways that are counterproductive to continued well-being. This can lead to the onset or worsening of a variety of medical challenges. Poor self-care, combined with the continued stress of living with addiction and co-occurring depression, can also bring about or exacerbate the symptoms of other mental health concerns.

Continuing to struggle with the symptoms and effects of addiction and co-occurring depression can also put you at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions.

However, these negative effects and outcomes can be avoided. You can walk a much healthier and more hopeful path, and you can achieve a much brighter future. This journey starts with effective professional treatment. When you get the care that you need for addiction and co-occurring depression at a reputable treatment center such as Sierra by the Sea, you take a significant step toward improved health.

Types of Depression Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

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

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

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 addiction and co-occurring depression. 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 Depression Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring depression treatment

We understand just how challenging it can be to seek help for an addiction and co-occurring depression. 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 depression 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 treatment for addiction and co-occurring depression 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)