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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Premier Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Programs for Women

Sierra by the Sea offers a full continuum of gender-specific services for adult women age 18 and older whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorders and certain co-occurring mental health concerns. Programming options for adult women at our center in Newport Beach, California, include detoxification, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP).

Gender-Specific Treatment for Women

Benefits of gender-specific care for adult women at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, CA

At Sierra by the Sea, we understand that addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns impact women differently than they do men. We also realize that women and men do not experience treatment and recovery in the same way. For these reasons, we’ve developed a full continuum of gender-specific services to ensure that women have the care and support they need to make sustained progress toward improved health.

When you choose Sierra by the Sea, you can rest assured that you will work with compassionate professionals who understand the unique challenges that women face before, during, and after they receive treatment. Each aspect of our program has been selected for its ability to help women, and every element of your personalized treatment plan will be customized to ensure it is most beneficial to you.

Throughout your time at Sierra by the Sea, you will also benefit from healing alongside other women who have experienced similar struggles. We will introduce you to the power and promise of the recovery community. While you are at our facility in Newport Beach, California, you will be among others who can empathize with the challenges you’ve faced, accept your past without judgment, and celebrate the healthier and more hopeful future that you are working to achieve. Being able to share support with other women who are walking a similar path can be a source of ongoing strength throughout your recovery journey.

To learn more about the many benefits of gender-specific addiction treatment for adult women at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, contact us today.


On-site detoxification services for adult women at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, CA

Our gender-specific detoxification, or detox, program for women is a safe place where you can rid your body of addictive substances under the care of experienced professionals. Depending upon which type of drug you have become dependent upon, trying to end substance use on your own can quickly cause you to experience significant physical and psychological distress. If you don’t get effective professional help, the pain of withdrawal can keep you trapped in the downward spiral of addiction.

When you choose to start your recovery journey at Sierra by the Sea, you can complete detox in a supportive gender-specific environment that was designed explicitly for women. The expert staff at our women’s detox program understands how substance use, addiction, and withdrawal can impact a woman’s mind and body. While you are in our women’s detox program, you will work with a team of nurses, psychiatrists, and other professionals. Depending upon your specific needs, you may receive both medical and therapeutic support.

The typical length of stay in our women’s detox program is three to five days. Once you’ve successfully completed detox, you can transition directly into the next phase of your treatment experience without having to leave our addiction treatment facility for adult women in Newport Beach, California.

Residential Treatment

Comprehensive residential addiction treatment for adult women in Newport Beach, CA

Gender-specific residential treatment for women at Sierra by the Sea is a comprehensive experience that can help you gain a strong foothold in early recovery. The gender-specific residential program for women at our facility in Newport Beach, California, is designed to help adult women who have been struggling with addiction and certain co-occurring mental health concerns.

All women who take part in residential treatment at Sierra by the Sea follow a personalized plan that is based on a thorough assessment of their history, needs, and goals. Depending upon the results of your assessment, your care in our gender-specific addiction program for women may include the following elements:

  • Basic medical care
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential therapy

The therapeutic elements of care within our gender-specific program for women incorporate the practices and principles of various modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and the 12-Step Recovery Model. Because many women who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges also unfortunately have a history of trauma, we also offer eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial hospitalization program for adult women at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, CA

Our gender-specific partial hospitalization program for women features full treatment days with a chance for you to return home or to an alternative supported residence in the evenings and on weekends. Some women step down to PHP for continued support after they complete our residential program, while other women enter treatment with us directly at the PHP level. As is the case with all other levels of care at our gender-specific addiction treatment facility for women, all admissions decisions for PHP are made on an individual basis.

While you’re taking part in the PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea, you’ll participate in six hours of daily treatment five days per week. You will follow a personalized treatment plan that may include basic medical care; medication management services; individual, group, and family therapy; and various experiential therapies. You may also receive EMDR therapy during your time in our PHP for women.

Typical length of stay in our PHP for women is 30-90 days.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive outpatient program for adult women at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, CA

Our gender-specific intensive outpatient program provides you with a structured connection to treatment while also allowing you to begin to more fully engage in a healthy, independent lifestyle. Our IOP for women offers three hours of treatment each day, five days per week, for a maximum weekly total of 15 hours of care. When our gender-specific IOP for women is not in session, you can work, attend school, volunteer, pursue hobbies, and otherwise put your recovery and relapse-prevention skills to use in various real-world situations.

Group therapy is the main means of care in the IOP for women at our addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California. You may also take part in individual, family, and experiential therapy. Gender-specific groups for women are safe and supportive places where you can gain important information, share and process your experiences, learn from the insights of others, and practice important skills such as effective communication and conflict resolution.

Typical length of stay in the IOP for women at Sierra by the Sea is 30-45 days.

Continued Support

Long-term support to help adult women make sustained progress in recovery

Taking part in gender-specific treatment for women at Sierra by the Sea can be an essential step on your path toward improved health. However, we understand that your recovery journey will continue long after you have completed your time with us. For this reason, we develop detailed discharge plans for each woman who is entrusted into our care.

Your team will begin to work on your discharge plan the day you enter our addiction treatment facility for women in Newport Beach, California. This extensive process ensures that we can document your successes, identify your continuing needs, and connect you with the resources that will support your ongoing progress after you have returned home. As with all other aspects of treatment at Sierra by the Sea, your discharge plan will be personalized so that it offers maximum benefit to you.

Depending upon various factors, your discharge plan may include referrals to step-down programming or traditional outpatient services, details about community-based support groups, and other information that will help you in the weeks, months, and years ahead.

Completing treatment at Sierra by the Sea also qualifies you to participate in our vibrant alumni program, which includes weekly meetings at our addiction treatment center for women in Newport Beach, California.

To learn more about gender-specific addiction treatment for women, discharge planning, and alumni support, contact Sierra by the Sea today. We look forward to answering all your questions and helping you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.

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)