People are complaining about the growth of sober living homes, but isn't it at its core a reflection of the drug and alcohol problem in the United States? Is there a space to talk about procedures and best practices? Absolutely? Can they be stopped or closed down? We might as well follow the Phillipines, from research and evidence based practices, housing is a first step for the need and a community that reintegrates those suffering understands the importance of its impact on the long run. Thank you for the conversations, we hope there are just as many solutions as the problems that arise. For those sober living homes that are rocking it (doing great), please come to the front and share your hope, we need it.
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.