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By the Sea Recovery Achieved National Accreditation From CARF in 2020

carf-accredited-sober-homeBy the Sea Recovery is part of Present Moments Recovery and we are committed to providing an exceptional sober living  environment. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards and business practices for the good of clients, their families ,and the community we serve.

Specific CARF Commendation

(from page 7 of their 37 page ‘survey finding report):

This report provides a summary of the organization’s strengths and identifies the sections of the CARF standards
that were applied on the survey and the findings in each area. In conjunction with its evaluation of conformance to
the specific program/service standards, CARF assessed conformance to its business practice standards, referred to as
“ASPIRE to Excellence,” which are designed to support the delivery of the programs/services within a
sound business operating framework to promote long-term success.

CARF found that Present Moments Recovery demonstrated the following strengths:

“The organization is recognized across the San Diego area and is well respected in the community. It offers an
impressive variety of programs/services, including detoxification/withdrawal management, intensive
outpatient treatment, ambulatory detoxification, outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, residential
treatment, and community housing (which offers a sober living environment to clients). Services are provided
in a warm, welcoming environment that is free of judgment and shame.

Earnest and highly dedicated, programmatic staff members love their jobs. Their exceptional enthusiasm for
the work they do was palpable through the interviews conducted online and telephonically during this survey.
Staff members’ comments reflected that they feel empowered to help clients throughout all aspects of the
organization’s programs. They greatly enjoy working for the owners, whom they consider to be great leaders.
They feel part of the organization, and they love the programs they have all created together.

When asked what they would do with a hypothetical $1 million dollars to improve Present Moments Recovery, staff members were hard pressed to respond, saying that they consider the organization to already be of high quality. Ultimately, their only suggestions were to install a swimming pool for the supported housing program and to use any additional funds to provide treatment to persons who could not otherwise afford it.”

CARF Accredited Sober Living

Part of a CARF-Accredited Continuum of Care

We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following:

  • Detoxification/Withdrawal Management – (Present Moments Recovery, Residential)
  • Residential Treatment (Present Moments Recovery, RTC)
  • Detoxification/Withdrawal Management – (Present Moments Recovery)
  • Partial Hospitalization (Present Moments Recovery, PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Present Moments Recovery, IOP)
  • Outpatient Treatment (Present Moments Recovery, OP)
  • Office-Based Opioid Treatment – (Present Moments Recovery, OTP-O or MAT)
  • Community Housing – Sober Living Environment (By the Sea Recovery)

What is CARF accreditation?

When considering an addiction treatment and services provider, how do you evaluate the different available options? Where do you look to determine which providers may offer the highest quality services? The answer is CARF International.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services.

Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.

What Does CARF Mean For You?

Clients and their families look for organizations that are accredited as a sign of quality when seeking out addiction treatment services. Accreditation is evidence to persons served that an organization has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging feedback, continuously improving services, enhancing performance, and managing risk.

Through accreditation, providers demonstrate their belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes, and are empowered to exercise informed choice. Present Moments Recovery and By the Sea Recovery are pleased to join CARF in this mission.

“This accreditation is one our finest achievements since opening in 2014. Our commitment to the highest level of care and business practices was designed for our clients and their families to have confidence and peace of mind that their loved ones are well cared for throughout all levels of our continuum of care model. We are proud to be distinguished for the quality services we strive for in our daily operations”, says Mark Gladden, CEO of Present Moments Recovery.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit or call us at 619-363-4PMR (3767).

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