Family & Alumni Services

Family and alumni services at Sierra by the Sea help individuals who seek care for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges to build the support systems they need to achieve successful, long-lasting sobriety. We use the latest evidence-based solutions at our center in Newport Beach, California, to heal damaged relationships and build communities of people who uplift one another in recovery.

About the Family & Alumni Programs at Sierra by the Sea

Information about family and alumni services at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Grappling with both addiction and a coexisting mental health condition can be an isolating experience. The symptoms of these conditions can often lead a person to engage in behaviors that can damage their closest relationships at a time when they need love and support the most.

At Sierra by the Sea, we understand just how crucial having a strong support system is to a person’s recovery process. That’s why we have developed family and alumni services at our facility in Newport Beach, California, to help the people who come to us for care to rebuild relationships with their loved ones and create new communities of support through our network of alumni.

When you or someone you care about comes to Sierra by the Sea to heal from a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health condition, you benefit from evidence-based programs that can help you learn how to strengthen your communication skills and reopen the lines of dialogue with the people closest to you.

During your time at our facility in Newport Beach, California, you or your loved one will also meet alumni who have walked similar recovery journeys. In hearing their stories and perspectives, you can learn that you are not alone in your experience.

Benefits of Family & Alumni Services at Sierra by the Sea

Discover the benefits of family and alumni services at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Family and alumni services at Sierra by the Sea empower our residents and their families to strengthen and uplift the relationships in their lives. We emphasize healing and community so that our residents build the necessary support systems that offer positivity and love throughout their recovery journeys.

The family program at Sierra by the Sea benefits the entire family unit, which may consist of anyone who is close to the person who is seeking care. By participating in the family program at our facility in Newport Beach, California, loved ones can open the lines of communication in a safe environment, allowing them to start to heal from any damage they might have incurred from the symptoms of the addiction their loved one has been struggling with.

Family members can also work with our master’s-level therapists to start processing any difficult emotions they might have experienced while their loved one was battling the symptoms of a substance use disorder and coexisting mental health challenge. They may also learn more about the disorders their loved one is living with, as well as healthier ways to support their loved one throughout the recovery process.

The alumni program at Sierra by the Sea offers you or your loved one opportunities to connect with other individuals who have successfully completed residential care at our

facility in Newport Beach, California. Alumni can often offer hope and a glimpse at what life after intensive therapy will look like for you or your loved one.

Alumni can also provide diverse perspectives on the healing journey, helping you or your loved one find new, healthier ways to cope with the symptoms you are experiencing. And as you or your loved one transitions out of care, you will have a new network of support to carry with you into your day-to-day life.

What to Expect from Family & Alumni Services at Sierra by the Sea

Learn what to expect from the family and alumni programs at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

At Sierra by the Sea, you and your loved ones can expect to receive kind and compassionate care while participating in the family and alumni programs at our facility in Newport Beach, California.

You and your loved ones can participate in our two-day family programming once a month. The services you may engage in include:

  • Family process groups
  • Emotional recovery
  • Family group meetings

We believe family and loved ones are crucial to a person’s healing process, so we try to keep them as involved in an individual’s recovery journey as possible. If appropriate, we also provide family members or significant others with weekly updates by phone or in person whenever possible.

To help you or your loved one build a network of support with Sierra by the Sea alumni, we have at least one alumnus at our facility in Newport Beach, California, each week to meet with our current residents. Recovery Choice support is also available to all alumni of Sierra by the Sea.

If you think you or someone you care about might benefit from the family or alumni services at Sierra by the Sea, please contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our staff can answer any questions 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)