San Diego Sober Living Home

Join the Vibrant Community Right by the Sea in San Diego

By the Sea Recovery sober living home in San Diego has been featured multiple times on CNN and Univision for its unique sober living environment qualities and leadership. Our ambience rejuvenates residents with interactive sessions and innovative experiential group activities. With the highest sober living standards, structure, sober living culture and above all safety for continuous and permanent recovery process to flourish, By the Sea Recovery in San Diego sets the tone for the top recovery houses.

MAT Dispensation at Our Sober Living Environment (When Appropriate)

The staff at By The Sea sober living is qualified to manage the dispensation of drugs to help adjust craving like Suboxone, Sublocade, and Subutex (all brand names for buprenorphine). Our accreditation with California DHS (Department of Health Services) is a symbol of our exceptional dedication to providing the best recovery environment possible including the management and dispensation of MAT medications like these

Some Reasons to Choose By The Sea Recovery

Experienced professionals

By the Sea Recovery has a staff ratio of more than 2-1 to insure our environment remains safe and secure for our residents. We all work a program of long term recovery to promote an environment of positive reinforcement through action.

Premium amenities

From computer station to comfortable bedding and furniture, let an ambience of peace support the transition towards sobriety.


With over 100’s of support groups a week, North County San Diego provides on of the country’s top recovery communities with opportunities ranging from entry level jobs and multiple Educational Institutions to Recreational and Leisure Activities.


Members of the Sober Living Network and the California Consortium of Addiction Professionals, and San Diego Society of Addiction Professionals, By The Sea Recovery goes beyond the standards of San Diego recovery home requirements to set a benchmark in sober living environments and quality of care.


Supervised. Drug testing. Peer oriented and client centered. We made sure safety and cleanliness were a foundation for recovery to attend every client’s healing, journey and blossoming.

Shaped by our Clients

Don’t take our word for it. Let our clients, family and loved ones communicate the impact of our recovery homes in their lives.

Outpatient & Aftercare

Outpatient & Aftercare

Our sober living homes are members of the Recovery Health Group, also in Carlsbad (North County San Diego).

Associated with a fully licensed and certified residential drug treatment facility, we are able to provide access to the excellent counselors and staff members that make up their team to support a well rounded lifestyle and facilitate therapeutic processes to maintain and enhance sobriety efforts during early stages recovery.

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    Questions & Answers

    What makes By The Sea Recovery sober living San Diego unique?

    By The Sea Recovery sober living San Diego sets the standard in sober living and recovery housing for men by offering the nation’s first all-employed and scholar enrolled sober residence. Our home encourages a social model where senior residents share the hope of having experienced a job raise, transfer to a community college and/or transition smoothly into a family living condition or with another sober member in our community. Secondly, By The Sea Recovery sober living has CPR, First Aid, certified and National Association of Recovery Residences & California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals approved with live-in management. No new resident will ever be or feel alone. Finally, our space is not only aesthetic, but we take care of our surroundings as a family with some of the highest quality furniture, beddings, pans, glasses and utensils (not to mention our herb garden and patio), treating each other like responsible and powerful men.

    How often do you drug test at By The Sea Recovery sober living?

    We do not shy about costs of drug testing at our sober living home, offering a complete lab certified 13 panel UA (urinalysis of 13 drug families including synthetics) as well as random morning and evening DOT (department of transportation) approved breathalyzer techniques. We use a fuel cell breathalyzer that, unlike low cost conductor breathalyzers, is accurate and non-invasive. These drug test costs cannot replace the safety and peaceful atmosphere we have created. For our new sober living residents, it is not uncommon for us to test daily to reaffirm our mission of creating a space of safety. The peace and tranquility created by often, random drug testing, is unparalleled.

    How often should we keep in touch with our son ? Does he need us to visit or call often?

    We suggest that for the first 30 days, family give space for the sober living resident to become embraced by his new social circle. Calling, texting, and/or continuing to be in touch often through other means could interrupt the process of acclimatization to the mentorship and social model process and leadership. We cannot enforce such interaction, but we ask family to be aware that substance use disorders can interfere with family dynamics. We highly recommend Al-Anon or other recovery support groups for family members, addiction counseling, therapy and any other educational means(we highly recommend reading ‘Clean’ by David Scheff, ‘Understanding Ourselves‘ or ‘A letter from an Addict‘ from Al-Anon to understand addiction and the recovery process as a family, not only from the loved one’s perspective. After the first 30 days, you may wish to have your loved one have an overnight with direct family, an opportunity when, if ready, can experience a space to engage and measure the progress. We cannot overemphasize the importance of having a counselor and/or therapist to provide guidance in the interaction and dynamic of the family in early recovery. Every family is different, and the relationship with every member is unique. Please contact a counselor or therapist in your area specialized in addiction for the appropriate assessment.

    Why is it suggested to have a minimum stay of 60 days at your sober living home?

    Based on research and experience, an extended stay at a sober house is the beginning to a stable sleep/wake cycle pattern, social cohesion and above all well being and a foundation for long-term recovery. Sober living homes where people come in and out without structure and accountability lack the continuity, stability, mentorship and development that a sober home with such structure can add to the support of newer residents. After experiencing part-time work, job raises and new levels of independence with a salary, senior residents convey a level of inspiration to those who arrive that is priceless.

    Are meals included? How much should I provide?

    To include a full time chef and a maid at our sober house would be to not only enable, but to continue a Childhood State similar to the addiction itself. In the ‘real world’, few of us have these luxuries. To transition them from this level of Co-Dependence is to prepare them for success. While we do offer a meal and part time maid service to support a mature population, our emphasis is to support the men at our sober home with clear responsibilities to themselves, their community and the residence they call home. It is our experience that an average of $300-$400 in food a month is enough to begin. This process of negotiation can begin with accountability of receipts (we highly recommend consulting a therapist and/or counselor in order to explore previous family interaction and dynamics, finances, etc.). With a part time job, it is easy for a resident to be able to pay for his meals by month 2 of his residence at By The Sea Recovery sober living San Diego. Once a resident is in month 4, it is not uncommon to be able to pay approximately half of the expenses and can contribute to their family or move with a roommate from our sober home to a space with the same level of standards. This is but a recommendation, for nothing can replace the professional assessment and support of a counselor and/or therapist to help the family come to this agreement. Please see our sober house contact list for referrals.

    Didn’t find the answer?

    We’re here to make sure our program can accommodate your needs as well as supporting parents or loved ones in “know how” critical to the continued journey of recovery. Contact us with your questions and call for availability or to schedule a personal tour with the owner.

    Didn’t find the answer?

    We’re here to make sure our program can accommodate your needs as well as supporting parents or loved ones in “know how” critical to the continued journey of recovery. Contact us with your questions and call for availability or to schedule a personal tour with the owner