Addiction Resource Guide

Sierra Recovery Center

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Offering continuing and compassionate recovery to individuals and families affected by addictive behaviors."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Sierra Recovery Center intends to continue to increase our ability to meet the needs of our community and the surrounding region by attaining to higher standards of excellence and by adhering to best practices in the profession of addiction treatment."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"We work with dual diagnosis clients and monitor all medications."

Family Program:

"We believe it is extremely important to include family members in the healing process."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"All clients are introduced to the 12 Step Program. Many other options of recovery are available, depending on the client's needs and DSM-IV diagnosis."

Position on Confrontation:

"We believe in confronting clients on their issues."


  • Number of Beds: 27
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 305
    Average Length of Stay 28 days
    Percent of Women 46%
    Percent under age 25 20%
    Percent with College Education: 10%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 85%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 21%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)
  • Criminal Justice

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Native American
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Pregnant Women
  • Relapse
  • Spanish Speaking

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Men
  • Methadone
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Vocational Skills
  • Women
  • Women with Dependent Children
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)


    Self-pay Cost: $820
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additonal charge: No


    Licensed by: California Dept. of Alcohol & Drug;Nevada Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Abuse
    Type of License: Residential Adult
    Accredited by: CARF

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (530) 541-5440
    General Information: (530) 541-5190
    Address: 1137 Emerald Bay Road
    So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150