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The Grounds are transitional residential facilities for young men 18 to 30 years, who have received primary treatment for addiction, and are looking for 360-degree support to avoid relapse and transition successfully back into society.

Based on the model used by founder, Alex Zemeckis during his personal journey from addiction to recovery, the foundation of the program is intensive mentorship combined with a focus on sports—both as an integral offering and as a metaphor for life.

At this, our first Grounds facility on the beach, the focus sport is SURFING. Just as a surfer requires skill, courage, enthusiasm, discipline and resilience, these attributes are needed to live a joyful and purposeful life. This is what we foster at The Grounds in San Diego.