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Extended Drug Treatment Leads to  Great Outcomes

The Levels of Treatment
  • Level 0: Assessment & Intervention
  • Level 1: Detox
  • Level 2: Inpatient/residential treatment
  • Level 3: Sober Living, Outpatient, & Aftercare

We Provide a Continuum of Care for Long-Term Sobriety

residential-drug-rehab-san-diegoOur experience in helping men and women overcome addiction for the long-term has led us to create a multi-level continuum of care. The benefits of extending treatment through several months and gradually making the treatment less intensive have been well established. We provide these levels of care in order to facilitate long-term recovery and integration back into a career.

Studies widely recommend a minimum of 3 months of supervised treatment and outcomes drastically improve as the treatment period increases to one year.

Gradually "Stepping Down" in Treatment Intensity

Each level of our greater continuum of care will feature addiction professionals and recovery veterans supporting you and your family with one-on-one counseling, drug screening, and the wide variety of therapeutic processes and activities we discuss below. These levels of care will consist of:

"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 to commit to. 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.

'Home Like' Treatment Atmosphere. Incredible Value.

We have created a unique and serene setting for our client to be inspired and comfortable as they are guided through the therapeutic processes and activities that will heal the underlying issues that exacerbated their drinking or drug use.

Read below to find out more about the modalities employed that make our treatment process so unique and effective.


The Premier Residential Drug Rehab in San Diego

Providing Cutting Edge Clinical Expertise in the Treatment of Addiction

Present Moments Recovery has earned it’s stellar reputation by offering the latest in inpatient evidence-based treatment through a client-centered and personalized approach.

Our goal is to provide you with a recovery drug rehab experience that is of course unforgettable, but more importantly imparts to you the tools needed to navigate your life in a positive and constructive manner, free of drugs or alcohol.
You will Feel ‘At Home’ at Present Moments

Our unique and serene setting for our clients helps them to be inspired and comfortable as they are guided through the therapeutic processes and activities that will heal the underlying issues that exacerbated their drinking or drug use.

Read below to find out more about the modalities employed that make our treatment process so unique and effective.


Our Therapeutic Approach

MAT Integration into Treatment (When Appropriate)

Our clinical staff will use whatever tools are available to assist our client’s recovery and this includes the prescribing and dispensation of drugs to help adjust craving like Suboxone, Sublocade, and Subutex (all brand names for buprenorphine).

Our clinical director will continue existing prescriptions and (where approprate) write a prescription for MAT medications like these. Then, our clinical staff can manage the dispensation of the medication at the assigned times.

It’s very helpful to have all clinical parts of the recovery support team in communication with each other like they are at Present Moments. Our clinical director will be in charge of both the prescribing of the medications, monitoring your progress, and managing your personalized treatment regimen. This way, the treatment is holistic and truly supportive in nature.

Here are some more facets of the treatment program at our San Diego residential rehab program:

Holistic Treatment:

  • Yoga, reiki & qigong
  • Nutrition & fitness/exercise
  • Art & music
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Self-knowledge and awareness
  • Meditation and reflective process
  • Reduce racing thoughts and reoccurring feelings of anger, anxiety, fear etc.

Somatic & Expressive Therapies:

  • Relationship between the mind and body
  • Body language, posture and expressions
  • Recognition and release of physical tension
  • Reframe and transform current or past negative experiences

Pharmacogenetic Testing:

  • A simple cheek swab can show how your body metabolizes specific medications
  • Identify best medications for you and let you personalize your medication therapy based on your genetic profile

12 Step & Fellowship

  • Successful for over 70 years
  • Prevent temptations and relapse

Securing Long-Term Sobriety with Outpatient Support

Extending sobriety after rehab through participation in an outpatient program makes it possible for the newly sober individual to continue having supervision, support, social integration and a smooth reintegration into society.

Our San Diego outpatient programs (PHP, IOP, OP, and alumni support) are an extension of our residential program. Our entire continuum is CARF accredited for excellence. Clients continue to be supported by the same clinical and holistic team that they have grown comfortable with, removing the need to get to know a new therapist and keeping their feelings of safety and security intact.

In the outpatient programs, clients will dig deeper into their presenting problems, delving into the complex layers and underlying conditions of their substance use disorder. In addition to the education and clinical support, clients will receive a safe outlet to process real life occurrences, identify triggers in their daily routines, and learn coping skills to deal with 'life on life’s' terms.

We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Coping Skills training, and a variety of other didactic and process therapies to help individuals who have already finished a formal inpatient rehabilitation program or residential treatment rehab program, are currently sober, and need the continuation of outpatient care.

Each participant is provided the continued clinical outpatient services, care and support that is recommended for after-care. We provide core programming daily with our outpatient therapists and intensive outpatient treatment programs. Our medical director is an addiction physician who oversees medication assisted treatment (MAT) maintenance drugs (like Suboxone and Vivitrol) that are sometimes prescribed for those in recovery – these meds can be a tremendous help in reducing craving, but it is vital that they are under the strict control of a medical professional. Our goal is to help individuals move through the stages of change and move from early recovery, into long-term recovery of living a more productive life, while adhering to personal goals and needs in the recovery process.

Intensive outpatient rehab programs or IOP help during the transition from drug and alcohol rehab back to society and family. The object is to have the social support of individuals sharing recovery with similar circumstances while being supported by drug or alcohol counselors, psychologists, or doctors.

Many times, not everyone requires detox or inpatient rehab to begin their journey. They may simply need the extension of support via groups to extend their sobriety as in intensive outpatient rehab.

Present Moments Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for people who require a lower level of care than residential addiction treatment, but still requiring weekly therapy services supporting sobriety. The treatment center is near the beaches of Carlsbad, California, in San Diego County. The program allows clients to be able to participate in daily activities, such as work or school, and then attend treatment either during the day or evening program. Clients participate in group therapy sessions, as well as individual sessions with the assigned counselors. Clients are also provided case management, treatment planning, and discharge and aftercare planning.

Extend Sobriety Through World-Class Sober Living

What if you could live in a fantastic place, close to the beach, and have the right support throughout the way? Welcome to By the Sea Recovery sober living in San Diego. There is simply not a better combination of location, amenities, and staff out there than what can be found at our coastal homes in Carlsbad, CA. After detox or rehab, let us provide the right amount of attention so you can have a safe place after the first days of drug and alcohol detoxification all the way to school or work. We did it. You will too.

As featured on CNN, By The Sea Recovery are San Diego California sober living homes that have set the standard for sober housing. Residing in our sober home can be paired with additional support and counseling through our outpatient programs.

By the Sea sober living provides structure in the safe sober environment for individuals in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

San Diego's Premier Sober Living House

Our sober living house managers work alongside clients, parents, spouses and professionals to facilitate change necessary for lasting recovery.

At By the Sea Sober Living San Diego we believe that struggling through early sobriety alone is difficult, but embracing recovery can be enjoyable. By the Sea Sober Living provides professional guidance and support to help you achieve long term sobriety.  While living at our San Diego sober living home, you will be immersed in a community with a group of like-minded recovering drug addicts and alcoholics who are not only serious about success in their recovery, but serious about success in all aspects of life - careers, relationships, and physical health.  Our San Diego sober living home is close to the gym, recovery meetings, public transit, basketball courts, skate parks, restaurants and many opportunities to work.

Renew your connection with your career or education without the use of drugs or alcohol at By the Sea Sober Living in San Diego. We can help you achieve the life you want by connecting you to the active San Diego County recovery community. Our residents enjoy activities such as meditation, exercising, surfing, hiking, community involvement and more. These activities are proven to help reduce anxiety, improve gratitude, create healthy self-discipline and cultivate a positive attitude all while helping you integrate yourself with San Diego’s vibrant recovery community.

Created By Behavioral Health Professionals and CARF Accredited

By the Sea Recovery is the brainchild of Mark and Amy Gladden, who created Present Moments Recovery, one of San Diego's top drug rehab programs.  This family-owned treatment center offers the entire continuum of care, and every program, including By the Sea sober living, is CARF-accredited for excellence. We dreamt of a better place to get sober and got in touch with the top drug and alcohol professionals in San Diego.

Your peers in recovery and the house  managers at By the Sea Recovery sober living are passionate and in-recovery.  This is a family affair, which makes the work we do extremely personal.  By the Sea Recovery sober living in San Diego was designed specifically to allow those who have completed residential drug treatment to transition into a long-term sober lifestyle. Let our clean and safe sober housing next to the beautiful beaches of Carlsbad become your new home. 

By the Sea Sober Living is San Diego’s top rated sober living facility. Our comprehensive, structured sober living lifestyle includes peer accountability, a zero tolerance drug policy, 12 step studies and more. Our recovery homes in San Diego are designed to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help our residents maintain their sobriety. After detox or inpatient treatment has been completed, it is crucial to create a solid foundation in recovery. By the Sea Sober Living in San Diego provides professional guidance through early recovery so that you are never alone on the path to achieving long term sobriety.

Contact Present Moments for Help Today

Do you or somebody you love have an addiction to prescription or other drugs? We want to help you take your first steps and find a safe, therapeutic environment to get clean and sober. Our line is staffed by caring intake coordinators and we are available to assist you at any time. Call us today at (619) 363-4767.

Get in Touch with Our Caring Team

We are waiting for your call. Don’t hesitate, pick up the phone and dial 619-363-4767 today.

Your first call will be greeted by one of our intake counselors who will be able to provide information on what program would be appropriate for your situation, as well as information about the process of getting treatment at our facility, if appropriate.

If Present Moments is the right fit for your current situation you will be speaking to Admissions Director Mark Gladden, who will be your guide throughout the process of arranging travel and undergoing an initial detox (if necessary). Mark has been the guide for dozens of men and women who have gotten their lives back by entering treatment at Present Moments. He has earned his reputation as being truly dedicated to the recovery of others. Mark will be the one to ‘show you the ropes’ when it comes to admitting to our facility for treatment

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