Premier Eating Disorder Treatment Center

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

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

Eating disorders are mental health conditions that involve compulsions related to an individual’s eating habits and views about food. An individual who suffers from an eating disorder may begin to use drugs and alcohol to cope with uncomfortable thoughts or feelings caused by the eating disorder. This substance use may lead the individual to also develop an addiction. Sierra by the Sea treats individuals who have a primary diagnosis of an addiction and a secondary diagnosis of an eating disorder. When this occurs, the secondary diagnosis is referred to as a co-occurring eating disorder.

While some eating disorders may develop during adolescence, they can stay with an individual throughout their life and have a range of negative effects that can impact a person’s quality of life. Compulsive behaviors and obsessive thoughts related to food are a part of most co-occurring eating disorders.

Individuals who have co-occurring eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa may experience medical issues including constipation, abdominal pain, electrolyte imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and malnutrition. Individuals who have co-occurring eating disorders may also display behaviors such as exercising excessively, needing control over eating, and limiting their caloric intake, as well as food-related habits such as having specific arrangements of food on their plate.

A co-occurring eating disorder may also have a mental impact on an individual, including causing obsessive thoughts about food, calories, and exercise; an intense fear of gaining weight despite being underweight; and feelings of disgust or sadness following what they perceive as overeating.

Treatment for co-occurring eating disorders plays an integral role in improving someone’s level of functioning and encouraging recovery. At a co-occurring eating disorder treatment center like Sierra by the Sea, an individual can receive person-centered treatment that encompasses their entire situation to achieve health and wellness. Our treatment team in Newport Beach, California, will provide you with the services that best fit your needs.

Why Consider Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

If unmanaged, a co-occurring eating disorder can have a negative impact on an individual’s life and the lives of their loved ones. Individuals who have co-occurring eating disorders may develop addictions that can further damage many aspects of their lives. An individual who suffers from an untreated co-occurring eating disorder may have difficulty engaging in social events or maintaining friendships.

Co-occurring eating disorders can also cause medical complications such as malnutrition, dental problems, skin problems, and cardiac conditions. Individuals who have eating disorders may be physically weakened to the point of being unable to move around their home or community. These conditions also have the potential to cause underperformance at work or in school, possibly leading to demotion, loss of employment, or failing classes.

These outcomes may be a part of your daily life if you are living with a co-occurring eating disorder. If left untreated, a co-occurring eating disorder can cause long-term damage to your life and the lives of those you love.

Personalized treatment is one of the best ways for an individual to cope with the symptoms of a co-occurring eating disorder. At Sierra by the Sea, we provide well-rounded treatment that addresses each individual’s unique needs. Our programs include the services and therapies that can help you improve your ability to manage what comes along with a co-occurring eating disorder.

The nurturing environment at Sierra by the Sea allows for close collaboration with your team members to create a treatment plan that will set you up for success. We understand that living with a co-occurring eating disorder is difficult and that it may be a long journey to finding peace. For this reason, we will treat you with kindness, compassion, and empathy to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay at Sierra by the Sea. You can find peace despite having a co-occurring eating disorder, and we at Sierra by the Sea are here to help you start your journey toward wellness.

Types of Eating Disorder Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

Because no two people heal from a co-occurring eating 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 eating 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 eating 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 eating 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 Eating Disorder Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring eating disorder treatment

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

Recovery is fueled by hope and courage and an exploration of the underlying factors such as trauma. Our treatment driven by compassionate and trauma-informed care provides the foundation of recovery and healing.

– Valerie M. Kading, DNP, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Chief Executive Officer
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)