Premier Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for Addiction & Mental Health

Sierra by the Sea provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges. Adults 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 at Sierra by the Sea

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

Adults who are part of 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.

Treatment 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.

Sierra by the Sea’s IOP 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 at Sierra by the Sea

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

We specifically tailor the care we provide at Sierra by the Sea to each individual adult who comes to our Newport Beach, California, 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 treats you physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

During your time in the IOP at Sierra by the Sea, 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
  • Experiential therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Breathwork
  • Music therapy
  • 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.

Medical care and detox services are not included at the IOP level of care at Sierra by the Sea. Our IOP uses a 12-Step model of recovery to help our adult patients understand and cope with addiction and mental health challenges in the short term with the goal of overcoming them 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.

IOP Admissions Criteria at Sierra by the Sea

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

Sierra by the Sea provides gender-specific programming and care for males and females 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
• OxyContin 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 also 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 treat 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 at our Newport Beach, California, facility may not be the right fit for everyone on their road to recovery. 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 to prosper.

If you think you or a loved one might benefit from the 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.

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)