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 Self-Harm Treatment Center

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

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

Self-harm can refer to a variety of behaviors that involve intentionally inflicting pain or damage to one’s body as a way of dealing with overwhelming emotional distress. Common forms of self-harm include cutting or burning your own skin, pulling out your own hair, picking at scabs to keep them from healing properly, hitting your head against a wall or other hard surface, trying to break your own bones, or drinking dangerous liquids.

While self-harm is not considered a mental health disorder, it is often the symptom of one lying underneath the surface. In certain cases, self-harm results from an ill-advised effort to exert control or cope with stress or trauma. Some people harm themselves to express their emotional pain in a physical way.

At Sierra by the Sea, we understand the devastating impact that co-occurring self-harm can have on nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. Given the complex nature of this challenge co-occurring with a substance use disorder, it’s vital that a person who is struggling with self-harm receives comprehensive, personalized treatment in order to have the best chance of stopping this dangerous behavior in its tracks.

By choosing our co-occurring self-harm treatment center in Newport Beach, California, you’ll be in the best position to manage the self-harming behaviors that are affecting you or your loved one. Sierra by the Sea provides focused care from a team of experienced professionals, offering each person who comes to heal with us an opportunity to learn better coping techniques so that they can work toward a happier, healthier future.

Why Consider Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

Without professional treatment, self-harm can have a profoundly negative effect on your emotional, social, and physical well-being. The cumulative impact of this damage can drastically reduce your ability to carry out day-to-day responsibilities and thrive in nearly every aspect of life.

Aside from the immediate physical damage that directly results from self-harming behaviors, the desire to hide evidence of self-harm may make a person less likely to see a doctor for medical conditions they are experiencing. That can pose further risks to your health. The need to keep self-harming behaviors a secret can lead to withdrawal and isolation from friends and family and jeopardize their support when you need help the most.

Given the co-occurring nature of these self-harming behaviors, it’s possible that failing to get treatment for self-harm could lead to the onset of additional or worsening symptoms of a substance use disorder or mental health concern. Even if self-harm is not an underlying cause of a behavioral health disorder, the guilt and shame that often follow these behaviors can still have a damaging effect on your emotional well-being.

All admissions decisions at our facility in Newport Beach, California, are made on an individual basis depending on the person’s needs and goals. To be admitted to Sierra by the Sea for co-occurring self-harm, you or your loved one must have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder.

With effective professional treatment, the negative effects of self-harm can be stopped. By choosing Sierra by the Sea, you can overcome the urge to hurt yourself and address the issues that have been leading you down the dangerous road toward co-occurring self-harm. By receiving help from our staff of caring professionals, you can hone the skills that will help you get back on track to living a more satisfying, productive life.

Types of Self-Harm Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

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

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

  • Basic medical care
  • Experiential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Detoxification services
  • Family 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 self-harm. 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 Self-Harm Treatment

Continuing care options for co-occurring self-harm treatment

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