Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 Addiction & Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Men

Sierra by the Sea provides a gender-specific intensive outpatient program (IOP) for men who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges. Men age 18 and older who participate in the IOP at our facility in Newport Beach, California, receive comprehensive care in a calming, serene environment designed to help them recover from addiction and live a more rewarding life.

About the IOP for Men

Understand the IOP for adult men at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

 Men who take part in the intensive outpatient program at Sierra by the Sea receive gender-specific, individualized care for substance use disorders and certain co-occurring mental health concerns while also having the opportunity to work, attend school, volunteer, or participate in other activities that are part of their day-to-day routines.

We tailor the programming and services in our IOP for adult men to the specific experiences and needs of male patients who are in recovery for addiction and various co-occurring mental health challenges. Care at the IOP level is less restrictive than the residential program and partial hospitalization program (PHP) that we offer at our facility in Newport Beach, California.

Potential patients who are interested in our IOP do not need to have completed a higher level of care to enter this program. The IOP for adult men at our facility in Newport Beach, California, consists of three hours of daily programming, five days per week. The average length of stay is 30 to 45 days, though it’s not uncommon for a patient to heal with us for two months or more should this stage of their recovery journey require more time.

Like with all programming at Sierra by the Sea, you or your loved one will receive intensive therapeutic interventions that are tailored to your individual needs and goals. Prior to your arrival, our admissions staff will formulate a personalized plan based on a comprehensive assessment of your health history, challenges, recovery requirements, and goals.

Features of the IOP for Men

What to expect in the IOP for adult men at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

At Sierra by the Sea, we understand that men have unique challenges and experiences as they journey through the recovery process. We designed the programming in our IOP for adult men to address topics and issues that specifically benefit male patients.

We also tailor the care we provide at Sierra by the Sea to each individual adult who comes to our facility to heal from a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health concern. Our knowledgeable, considerate staff will collaborate with you or your loved one on a care plan that addresses your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

During your time in the IOP for adult men at our facility in Newport Beach, California, you will participate in individual, family, art, and gender-specific group therapies. An experienced staff of master’s-level therapists and drug and alcohol counselors leads our weekly individual and daily group sessions, while a master’s-level therapist conducts our weekly family sessions.

Group therapy is a particularly effective recovery tool, providing you or your loved one with an inclusive atmosphere full of diverse perspectives from peers who are tackling similar issues related to addiction. Topics in our group therapy sessions include:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Breath work
  • Didactic psychoeducation
  • Codependency
  • Bodywork
  • Neurology of trauma
  • Substance use education

By participating in group therapy, you or your loved one will discover new coping mechanisms and skills that can help you manage the symptoms of the substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health concerns you have been struggling with and move along on your recovery journey.

Our IOP for adult men uses the 12-Step model of recovery to help our male patients understand and cope with addiction and mental health challenges in the short term, with the goal of achieving sustained sobriety in the long term.

Our staff at Sierra by the Sea recognizes that not every aspect of our program will be right for every patient. We will work closely with you or your loved one to determine the proper therapeutic interventions so that you can experience the best possible outcome.

Admissions Criteria for the IOP for Men

Learn about the admissions criteria for the IOP for adult men at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Sierra by the Sea provides gender-specific programming and care for adult men age 18 and older at our Newport Beach, California, facility. In order to receive treatment at Sierra by the Sea, you or your loved one must have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder.

Some of the substance use issues we commonly help our patients heal from include:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cocaine use disorder
  • Heroin use disorder
  • Methamphetamine use disorder
  • Benzodiazepine use disorder

We also help those who are struggling with a mental health challenge in addition to a substance use disorder, which is known as having a co-occurring condition. Some of the co-occurring mental health conditions we routinely provide care for include:

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorders

Sierra by the Sea does not care for patients who have unmedicated schizophrenia, learning disorders, pervasive development disorders, tic disorders, or dementia, or those who have a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder.

We recognize that the IOP for adult men at our Newport Beach, California, facility may not be the right fit for everyone. If you or your loved one finds a more suitable environment for healing, we will work with you to make a referral to a conveniently located and trusted provider. At Sierra by the Sea, we want to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors to begin the healing process from addiction is able to find the proper fit so that they can get on the path to long-term health and wellness.

If you think you or a loved one might benefit from the adult men’s intensive outpatient program at Sierra by the Sea, please contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will answer any questions you have so that you can make an informed decision and start your journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

We Accept Insurance
The following are some of the providers with whom we work regularly
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • and many more...

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)