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PROGRAMS / TREATMENTS

Our Treatment Goal for Patients: Recovery for Life


As one of the premier addiction treatment centers in California, we understand that the path to recovery is deeply personal, and we are committed to providing compassionate, individualized care. Whether someone is battling substance abuse or seeking help for a loved one, our expert team offers a range of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches designed to heal the body, mind, and spirit.

Here, at Sierra Health + Wellness, we are dedicated to helping individuals reclaim their lives from addiction, offering the tools and support necessary to make lasting changes. Join us in a serene and nurturing environment where every step toward recovery is supported by specialized care and a community that truly cares.

TREATMENTS

Our Treatment Goal for Patients: Recovery for Life

Dual Diagnosis Care

Sierra Health + Wellness centers provide dual diagnosis care, which is a treatment approach that addresses both mental health disorders and substance use disorders simultaneously. This integrated treatment is crucial because these conditions often occur together, and treating one without the other can be ineffective. Our dual diagnosis care typically involves a combination of therapy, medication management, counseling, and support groups, tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs. This holistic approach improves overall well-being, reduces the risk of relapse, and promotes long-term recovery.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) at Sierra Health + Wellness Centers involves the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders. This approach is primarily used to manage addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers, but it may also be used for alcohol use disorders. The medications used in MAT help to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and stabilize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drugs. Our MAT programs are designed to provide a comprehensive, individualized approach to recovery, supporting both physical and mental health.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

At Sierra Health + Wellness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is employed as a core therapeutic approach. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and restructuring negative thoughts and behavior patterns. The goal is to help individuals develop more positive thinking that can lead to healthier behaviors and coping strategies. During our programs, CBT is used to treat a range of issues including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders. Therapy sessions typically involve working with a therapist to recognize dysfunctional thoughts, understand their effects on emotions and behavior, and learn practical skills to change these thought patterns. This approach helps patients gain better control over their behaviors and emotions, promoting recovery and improving overall mental health

Brainspotting

Brainspotting at Sierra Health and Wellness is a therapeutic method used to help patients process and recover from emotional and psychological trauma. Brainspotting is based on the premise that where you look affects how you feel, and it utilizes the patient’s visual field to find spots that help access unprocessed trauma in the brain. During a Brainspotting session, therapists guide patients to focus on specific eye positions that correlate with these emotional experiences. This process is believed to tap into the body’s natural self-scanning capacity to heal itself, facilitating the identification and processing of underlying trauma. This therapy is often integrated with other treatment modalities to support recovery in individuals dealing with a wide range of psychological issues, including stress, anxiety, and PTSD.

Trauma Informed Care

Our trauma informed care is about recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. This approach integrates a thorough understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of individuals seeking help. The core principles of trauma informed care include safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. At Sierra Health + Wellness, our staff is trained to recognize signs of trauma in our clients and to provide care in a way that avoids re-traumatization. The treatment strategies are designed to be sensitive to the trauma experiences of individuals, providing a supportive environment that promotes healing and recovery. This approach ensures that the care plans are not only tailored to treat the symptoms but also address the root causes of distress, facilitating a more effective and comprehensive healing process.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention at Sierra Health + Wellness is an integral part of our treatment programs, especially for clients recovering from substance use disorders. This strategy involves educating individuals about the dynamics of relapse, helping them to identify and manage triggers, and developing coping skills to maintain sobriety. The approach typically includes cognitive-behavioral techniques to change harmful thought patterns, stress management skills, and lifestyle changes to support recovery. Group therapy and individual counseling are also crucial components, providing a support network and a safe space to discuss challenges and successes. We may also incorporate other supportive measures such as mindfulness, physical wellness activities, and aftercare planning to strengthen each individual’s resilience and ability to live a sober life.

Family Therapy

Our family therapy is vibrant and interactive, designed to foster recovery and rebuild relationships. These sessions include a variety of activities such as role-playing scenarios, group discussions, and educational workshops. Each activity is chosen to help family members practice new communication techniques.  We introduce coping strategies that family members can use to deal with challenges effectively. Additionally, these sessions emphasize the importance of each family member’s role in the recovery journey, highlighting how their interactions and support can influence positive outcomes.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychological treatment designed to help individuals manage intense emotions and harmful behaviors. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s, DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices derived from Buddhist traditions. The therapy’s primary aim is to teach people skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

12-Step Education

Sierra Health + Wellness centers provide dual diagnosis care, which is a treatment approach that addresses both mental health disorders and substance use disorders simultaneously. This integrated treatment is crucial because these conditions often occur together, and treating one without the other can be ineffective. Our dual diagnosis care typically involves a combination of therapy, medication management, counseling, and support groups, tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs. This holistic approach improves overall well-being, reduces the risk of relapse, and promotes long-term recovery.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing in California Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic technique widely employed at recovery centers to help individuals struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues. Through motivational interviewing in California, clients can work through their fears and unlock their potential change in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment that typically won’t take control of their recovery journey with the empowering, non-judgmental support of motivational interviewing.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy involves practices that focus on the “here and now”. Clients learn to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings without judgment. At our California Center for Mindfulness and CBT, therapists guide individuals through exercises that increase awareness and acceptance of their emotions. In mindfulness-based therapy, practices such as breathing exercises and guided imagery cultivate a state of focused relaxation. These techniques foster resilience by promoting a balanced mental state. We recognize the importance of blending mindfulness with other therapeutic methods and incorporate them into our comprehensive treatment plans.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) represents a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that emphasizes acceptance and mindfulness strategies. This approach aims to increase psychological flexibility, allowing individuals to engage fully in present actions and values, regardless of unwanted thoughts and feelings. Moreover, ACT doesn’t just help manage symptoms—it transforms one’s relationship with distressing thoughts and emotions.

Dual Diagnosis Care

Sierra Health + Wellness centers provide dual diagnosis care, which is a treatment approach that addresses both mental health disorders and substance use disorders simultaneously. This integrated treatment is crucial because these conditions often occur together, and treating one without the other can be ineffective. Our dual diagnosis care typically involves a combination of therapy, medication management, counseling, and support groups, tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs. This holistic approach improves overall well-being, reduces the risk of relapse, and promotes long-term recovery.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) at Sierra Health + Wellness Centers involves the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders. This approach is primarily used to manage addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers, but it may also be used for alcohol use disorders. The medications used in MAT help to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and stabilize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drugs. Our MAT programs are designed to provide a comprehensive, individualized approach to recovery, supporting both physical and mental health.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

At Sierra Health + Wellness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is employed as a core therapeutic approach. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and restructuring negative thoughts and behavior patterns. The goal is to help individuals develop more positive thinking that can lead to healthier behaviors and coping strategies. During our programs, CBT is used to treat a range of issues including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders. Therapy sessions typically involve working with a therapist to recognize dysfunctional thoughts, understand their effects on emotions and behavior, and learn practical skills to change these thought patterns. This approach helps patients gain better control over their behaviors and emotions, promoting recovery and improving overall mental health

Brainspotting

Brainspotting at Sierra Health and Wellness is a therapeutic method used to help patients process and recover from emotional and psychological trauma. Brainspotting is based on the premise that where you look affects how you feel, and it utilizes the patient’s visual field to find spots that help access unprocessed trauma in the brain. During a Brainspotting session, therapists guide patients to focus on specific eye positions that correlate with these emotional experiences. This process is believed to tap into the body’s natural self-scanning capacity to heal itself, facilitating the identification and processing of underlying trauma. This therapy is often integrated with other treatment modalities to support recovery in individuals dealing with a wide range of psychological issues, including stress, anxiety, and PTSD.

Trauma Informed Care

Our trauma informed care is about recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. This approach integrates a thorough understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of individuals seeking help. The core principles of trauma informed care include safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. At Sierra Health + Wellness, our staff is trained to recognize signs of trauma in our clients and to provide care in a way that avoids re-traumatization. The treatment strategies are designed to be sensitive to the trauma experiences of individuals, providing a supportive environment that promotes healing and recovery. This approach ensures that the care plans are not only tailored to treat the symptoms but also address the root causes of distress, facilitating a more effective and comprehensive healing process.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention at Sierra Health + Wellness is an integral part of our treatment programs, especially for clients recovering from substance use disorders. This strategy involves educating individuals about the dynamics of relapse, helping them to identify and manage triggers, and developing coping skills to maintain sobriety. The approach typically includes cognitive-behavioral techniques to change harmful thought patterns, stress management skills, and lifestyle changes to support recovery. Group therapy and individual counseling are also crucial components, providing a support network and a safe space to discuss challenges and successes. We may also incorporate other supportive measures such as mindfulness, physical wellness activities, and aftercare planning to strengthen each individual’s resilience and ability to live a sober life.

Family Therapy

Our family therapy is vibrant and interactive, designed to foster recovery and rebuild relationships. These sessions include a variety of activities such as role-playing scenarios, group discussions, and educational workshops. Each activity is chosen to help family members practice new communication techniques.  We introduce coping strategies that family members can use to deal with challenges effectively. Additionally, these sessions emphasize the importance of each family member’s role in the recovery journey, highlighting how their interactions and support can influence positive outcomes.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychological treatment designed to help individuals manage intense emotions and harmful behaviors. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s, DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices derived from Buddhist traditions. The therapy’s primary aim is to teach people skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

12-Step Education

Sierra Health + Wellness centers provide dual diagnosis care, which is a treatment approach that addresses both mental health disorders and substance use disorders simultaneously. This integrated treatment is crucial because these conditions often occur together, and treating one without the other can be ineffective. Our dual diagnosis care typically involves a combination of therapy, medication management, counseling, and support groups, tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs. This holistic approach improves overall well-being, reduces the risk of relapse, and promotes long-term recovery.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing in California Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic technique widely employed at recovery centers to help individuals struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues. Through motivational interviewing in California, clients can work through their fears and unlock their potential change in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment that typically won’t take control of their recovery journey with the empowering, non-judgmental support of motivational interviewing.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy involves practices that focus on the “here and now”. Clients learn to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings without judgment. At our California Center for Mindfulness and CBT, therapists guide individuals through exercises that increase awareness and acceptance of their emotions. In mindfulness-based therapy, practices such as breathing exercises and guided imagery cultivate a state of focused relaxation. These techniques foster resilience by promoting a balanced mental state. We recognize the importance of blending mindfulness with other therapeutic methods and incorporate them into our comprehensive treatment plans.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) represents a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that emphasizes acceptance and mindfulness strategies. This approach aims to increase psychological flexibility, allowing individuals to engage fully in present actions and values, regardless of unwanted thoughts and feelings. Moreover, ACT doesn’t just help manage symptoms—it transforms one’s relationship with distressing thoughts and emotions.

Foundational Principles of Recovery for Life

At Sierra Health + Wellness, we adopt a visionary approach at our addiction treatment centers in California, with a primary treatment goal of Recovery for Life. This goal emphasizes our commitment to not just short-term recovery, but ensuring lifelong wellness for our patients. Here’s how Sierra Health + Wellness operationalizes this goal:

  • Long-Term Recovery Focus: Sierra Health + Wellness believes that recovery extends far beyond the initial treatment period. Our programs are designed to instill habits and coping strategies that patients can carry throughout their lives.
  • Comprehensive Approach: Understanding that addiction is often accompanied by co-occurring mental health disorders and a myriad of personal challenges, we offer a comprehensive treatment approach that addresses physical, emotional, and psychological health.
  • Sustainable Health Practices: Patients are encouraged to adopt sustainable health practices that support long-term recovery. This includes nutritional counseling, physical fitness, stress management techniques, and the development of a healthy routine.

Key Components of the Recovery for Life Goal

  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Recognizing the uniqueness of each patient’s journey, Sierra Health + Wellness customizes treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. These plans are dynamic and adaptable, evolving as the patient grows in their recovery journey.
  • Education and Skill Building: A core component of ensuring lasting recovery is education. Patients learn about the nature of addiction, relapse prevention strategies, and how to manage triggers. Skills training is also provided to help individuals rebuild their lives, potentially including job training and financial management courses.
  • Family Involvement: Recovery is often more successful when supported by loved ones. Therefore, our addiction treatment centers in California include family therapy and education programs to repair and strengthen family relationships. Thus, enhancing the support network that is crucial for long-term recovery.
  • Community Connection: Building connections with others in recovery is vital. Sierra Health + Wellness facilitates involvement in support groups and community activities that foster a sense of belonging and provide ongoing encouragement.
  • Aftercare and Alumni Services: The journey of recovery continues well after the initial treatment phase. We provide extensive aftercare and alumni services, including follow-up sessions, alumni events, and continuous access to therapy to support patients as they navigate their lives post-treatment.

Measuring Success in Recovery for Life

Success in achieving recovery for life is measured not just by sustained abstinence, but by overall life improvement. Including, stable relationships, meaningful employment, emotional well-being, and active participation in community life. Sierra Health + Wellness tracks these outcomes to continually refine and enhance our treatments and programs.

In summary, the treatment goal of Recovery for Life at Sierra Health + Wellness Centers embodies a deep commitment to providing a path to sustainable, long-term recovery through personalized treatment, family and community support, and continuous care. This goal ensures that patients not only recover but thrive in all aspects of their lives long after they have left the treatment center.

Find Hope and Healing at Sierra Health + Wellness

At Sierra Health + Wellness, we are committed to providing hope and healing for those struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to support you every step of the way with personalized treatment plans designed to meet your unique needs. If you or a loved one are looking for a path to recovery, trust in our expertise and compassionate care.

Reach out today and discover how we can help you start on a journey toward a healthier, substance-free future at one of the leading addiction treatment centers in California.


Where do I begin.. I was hesitant to start this program because I have never experienced anything like this before, but having come to Sierra Health + Wellness (Reno) was an experience like no other. I was instantly welcomed with loving arms and good spirit. Initially, I was only able to stay 15 days because of my insurance, but because of the environment and hope I felt, I chose to stay 30. The staff counselors, techs (big shout out to Wiley!), nurses, chefs, directors, etc went above and beyond to make my stay incredibly comfortable and loving. They went above and beyond anytime I needed them. They hear you, spend time with you, listen to you. You don’t just feel like “another one of them.” The group sessions are so insightful and you can share your voice with no judgment and they were fun. I truly miss the home but don’t want to go back for the reasons I was there in the first place. We had outings, game days, walks and holiday group activities that were an absolute blast! I loved every moment. If this place doesn’t inspire you to a better life, I don’t know what will. This program will highly exceed expectations. Big hugs!!!

Darcy Boesch

Amazing facility with platinum services!

Oscar Arias

Entering treatment at Sierra Health + Wellness (Bangor) was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life!

Everyone one on staff – from the drivers, yard crew, cleaning team, cooks, nurses, counselors, therapists, and management team are some of the most caring and competent people I’ve ever met!

Naturally, I was nervous to enter treatment (largely due to previous issues with the VA), but Sierra Health + Wellness helped restore my hope and completely exceeded my expectations!

If you’re a military veteran that’s ready to find the purpose, direction, and motivation you need to make recovery a lifestyle, from one veteran to another, Sierra Health + Wellness is my first and best option for you.

I’m looking forward to coming back when I’m 90 days sober to visit the Sierra Health + Wellness family as an Alumni in March.

Danny Fortune

Sierra Health + Wellness has been a life-changing experience for me. The staff, from counselors to cooks, nurses, and cleaning detail, were exceptional. Their dedication and support made a tremendous difference in my journey to recovery. I highly recommend Sierra Health + Wellness to any veteran seeking help.

Joseph Morales

I recently completed the course here. I’ve only been out for three days, but I feel amazing that I’ve ever felt in my life and I feel like I learned more in that week than I’ve ever learned in my life. They gave me the most important tools I’ve ever received. 100% of the staff and patients treated me with kindness.

Michael Hansen
SIERRA HEALTH+WELLNESS

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Sierra Health + Wellness in California is at the forefront of providing compassionate, evidence-based treatment for individuals struggling with addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues. Contact us today to learn more!