The most insightful video as to why we continue to have punitive treatment for substance use disorders, previously known as addiction and alcoholism. As Hari states, it is in our nature to bond and to connect as well as to be drawn to meaningful relationships and environments that nurture our development. As opposed to the chemical imbalance myth, this social and emotive incentive theory is a breakthrough based on the caged rat with water and water/heroin mix. As Hari states, it was never about the heroin, but about the cage.
As for treatment centers, sober living homes and recovery homes, everything needs to change. The focus is on connection, social circles, fulfillment and positive psychology. Its time to change and this insightful being brings to the general population a huge shift. Time to get rid of your bunk beds facilities and begin fomenting spaces of beauty and staff that knows how to attend humans.
Mark Gladden is the founder of By The Sea Recovery, a sober living facility located in beautiful San Diego, California. After struggling with addiction, Mark finally found recovery and a new purpose in life, to help others who are battling the same battle he faced.
Very Friendly staff and a great living facility
My brother, we’ll call him James to protect his anonymity, came here after attending their detox and inpatient program. He’s had tremendous success and currently has over six months of sobriety!
- Jeff Hanson
This is not your average sober living.
My family has been reunited and we share a beautiful relationship today. By the Sea is the cornerstone of my recovery and I am forever grateful for the experience I have had with the people I consider my family.
- Adam Herald
We highly recommend Mark and his facility.
Mark answered a cold call from us when we were confused and desperate trying to help our son. Six months later he is transitioning to living on his own and we are thankful for Mark and the By the Sea community.