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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Kids and Prescription Drugs

If You Don’t Address Drugs, You Aren’t Helping

According to a former U.S. Drug Enforcement agent Robert Stutman, the medicine cabinet in your bathroom is one of the largest drug distributors to young teens and kids.  So does that label parents as one of the largest drug pushers in the community?

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and the easy access to medicine cabinets don’t help.  Kids are taking popular painkillers such a Oxycontin and Vicodin, the A.D.D. drugs Adderall and Ritalin, and others that are commonly prescribed.

Blame is being put on the medical professions who are over prescribing painkillers.  Doctors are prescribing a months worth of medication when only a weeks worth is needed.  This leaves the leftovers in the medicine cabinet up for grabs and fair game for abuse.

“Obviously, kids are still using illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine, LSD and ecstsay,” Stutman said, “a common thread in drug abuse, whether by children or adults is that it makes people feel good.”

Being proactive and honest in talking about drugs to kids is paramount.  Education is the key to keeping them off and too few of kids are hearing the message.  Communication at a family level is vital in the fight against drug abuse.

“No teen ever says, ‘I want to be a drug addict’ when I grow up”

Read more about prescription drug addiction.

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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
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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)