Sober Living in San Diego, CA


San Diego Sober Living Home

Join the Vibrant Community Right by the Sea in San Diego

san-diego-sober-living-homeBy 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.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

When appropriate, we offer MAT Dispensation at our sober living home.

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) and our CARF Accreditation are symbols of our exceptional dedication to providing the best recovery environment possible -  including the management and dispensation of MAT medications like these.

Outpatient & Aftercare

Our sober living homes are part of Present Moments Recovery Group, also in the Carlsbad (North County San Diego) area. 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.

There is simply not a better combination of location, amenities, and staff out there than what can be found at our coastal homes in North San Diego County.


Evidence suggests that family and concerned people’s interventions are extremely successful especially when professionals are involved. The success rate may be as much as 90 percent, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) says.  A successful intervention involves careful planning by the intervention team. Family and friends are important in helping those in need of recovery admit that they have a problem, need help, and agree to treatment. A trained interventionist should be on hand to guide the proceedings in an objective way to facilitate a positive outcome.

“Meeting You Where You Are” & Treatment Recommendations

It’s good to know that there is an extended continuum available when you or a loved one enter treatment, but it can possibly be overwhelming for the person entering treatment. Don’t let this stop you from reaching out to our team. When you contact our intake counselors to get a confidential assessment of your situation and insurance policy etc, we will outline a treatment program that will work for your current outlook and resources.

The important thing is to receive professional treatment to get initial sobriety from drugs and/or alcohol. After the person “comes out of the fog” of their physical dependence on the drug, it’s much easier to make decisions and get commitments about the best next steps to take.

Some Reasons to Choose By The Sea Recovery

  • Experienced Professionals
    By the Sea Recovery has live-in management to ensure 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
  • Location
    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
  • Credentialed
    Members of the Society of Addiction Recovery Residences, 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.
  • Safety
    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.
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Our Reviews
June 23, 2021

I am the mother of a 32 year old man who has realized great success with his sobriety , living in a By The Sea Recovery house. The support system there has been remarkable. We are so grateful that our son knows he's not unique to this disease. And we know that upon his re-entry in to his community at large he'll have tools learned at By The Sea that are lasting. We are grateful beyond words for the support he has received while @ By The Sea. The management is outstanding. I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful agency. Thank you By The Sea.

September 24, 2020

My name is Eduardo and I had the opportunity to received the support and reside in By The Sea Recovery for 5 months. I have only words of gratitude and can’t speak highly enough of my experience in the house. I would be always grateful to Mark and Amy for the respect and endless support not only while in the house but through out my recovery. House is clean and very well kept by Delroy while treating you with respect and like an adult. Highly recommended

October 24, 2019

I researched a number of sober living facilities in the area and found that "By The Sea Recovery" was absolutely the best. Mark Gladden is the owner and CEO of the facility and he runs a great program. He communicates very well and tells it like it is with no B.S. He is honest, fair and compassionate. He genuinely cares about the residents and does whatever he can to help ensure success. Debbie is the house manager and she is amazing. She runs a tight ship but also builds comarady among the residents. She knows when residents need privacy but also recognizes when someone is struggling and needs to talk. She is a great cook and her Chili Colorado is out of this world. I highly recommend "By The Sea Recovery" to anyone looking for a sober living facility.

July 5, 2019

I own a Women's Sober Living Home next to Present Moments. One of my residents went there for out-patient and spoke very highly of their program. She would come home at night, excited about everything she learned. She said this was the first time she was able process her feelings in a group. She spoke very highly of the counselors their and was a changed women when she was finished. I appreciate the quality of treatment that Present Moment Recovery has to offer and will continue to refer my residents to them. From a friendly neighbor, Sober Living Today, LLC

November 4, 2018

We highly recommend Mark and his facility. We have dealt with a number of different sober living facilities over the years. This one is by far the most professional and helpful.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. Thank you!

October 30, 2017

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!! James has attended other treatment facilities and sober living homes and liked this one the best. I was able to visit him here and was very impressed by their organization and structure. Very friendly staff and a great living facility. We highly recommend! Thank You Recovery By The Sea

December 31, 2016

Mark is a professional. His knowledge of addiction and rehabilitation as well as timely information on health insurance issues, sober living and recovery for both the addict and their family is invaluable. He is the expert one needs! Leslie Wilson Orinda, CA

June 26, 2015

I came in to By the Sea Recovery on January 17th of 2015. I came in as a resident to a loving and inspiring environment. The love that I experienced when I walked through the doors are above and beyond just any sober living. This is not your average sober living. This is a family and band of brothers who help each other every day in every aspect of life that goes beyond just recovery. The culture of the home can't really be put into words other than love and respect. 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. If you are looking for an inspiring and aesthetic environment where lives are transformed and families reunited through love and integrity then By the Sea is the place for you or your loved one. God bless.

May 1, 2013
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  • Serenity
    • Less than 10 miles from the beach and a walking distance to community support groups
    • Tranquility through zero tolerance drug policy of 14 panel UA, CM confirmation and DOT-approved fuel cell breathalyzer drug-testing including synthetics
    • 90-day minimum stay leading to increased stability, overall house morale and harmony through honesty, gratitude, responsibility and respect
  • Structure & Organization
    • Work Placement Support
    • Live-in Certified Management
    • Recovery Coaching for Family
    • Meditation and other Mindfulness Practices
    • Daily 12-Step Meeting assistance
    • Weekly Step-Study and Community gathering
    • Weekly Organizational Development
  • Additional Services
    • Personal Trainer, Musical Expression, Yoga, QiGong, Art Expression
    • Recovery Coaching for Family
    • MAT Monitoring
    • Additional Monthly Fees Apply

    By The Sea Recovery is a sober living for persons with disabilities, specifically those recovering from alcohol and substance abuse, that functions as a family and does not provide care, treatment, individual or group counseling, case management, medication management, or treatment planning. It is an environment conducive to recovery ideal after detox, treatment or a phase in substance use disorder that does not require supervision.

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