12 Steps and 12 Traditions

12 Steps and 12 Traditions is the book outlining the 24 basic principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. The book was written in 1953 by AA co-founder, William Griffith Wilson, or, as he is more commonly known within the AA community, Bill W. Today’s Anonymous programs address many forms addiction beyond alcohol – from narcotics to gambling to food to the Internet and technology, but all of them follow the basic tenets that can be found in this book and have been guiding addicts through recovery since the program was first developed in the 1930’s.
Transitional Living

Transitional Living

At The Grounds, we believe that a quality transitional living program should provide more than a place to work on recovery. We believe that transitional living should also be a space for cultivating personal development. One of the ways we encourage our members’ personal development is through mandatory employment..
Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy or Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a type of experiential therapy that uses horses and other equines to help people with a variety of mental health, trauma and substance-abuse issues. It is used for emotional growth development, stress reduction, and coping with anxiety, among other benefits. Find out more…
Path with no Obstacles Quote

Sober Living Quotes

Making the commitment to stay sober is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and to your loved ones. When you decide each day to walk a bit further down the road of recovery you are deciding that your health and well-being matter. You are deciding that YOU matter, and that you deserve a life free from the shackles of addiction.
surf therapy

Surf Therapy

What makes The Grounds truly unique among transitional living houses is our use of surf therapy. More than just exercise, surf therapy can help foster the personal development and life skills required for a fulfilling sober life.
Sober Living in San Diego

Sober Living in San Diego – Living Your Best Life in “America’s Finest City”

Surfing, hiking, biking, skating…when it comes to building a healthy lifestyle, San Diego can’t be beat, an there is opportunity almost every day to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. At The Grounds Recovery, we believe that living each day filled with physical activity, plenty of sunshine, healthy food, and recreation with like-minded friends is critical to walking the path of long-term recovery.
SD Local

Check out Alex and Scott’s Interview on the SD Local Podcast

This past May, Alex Zemeckis and Scott DeLeau joined host Steve Levenson on the SD Local podcast to discuss The Grounds program and recovery. During the show, Alex and Scott covered a range of topics including transitional living program structure, realistic expectations for parents, and the reasons why long-term recovery requires at least one full year of treatment.
Case Management
Alex Speaks to Santa Barbara Middle Schoolers
Hiking bya waterfall
The Grounds Residents with Bono
The Grounds climbing group
Earth Day Volunteer Group

Celebrating Earth Day

The Grounds members celebrated Earth Day this year by joining…