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4104 Delta Street
San Diego, CA 92113-4113


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to create and nurture a tranquil environment in order that participants may focus on recovery and comfortably use the tools in order to make responsible, sound decisions.

Learn About Tradition One

Founded in 1971, Tradition One is a non-profit organization which maintains and operates a campus dedicated to the rehabilitation of persons in the continuing process of recovery from alcoholism and other drug addictions. We are an accredited Social Model Recovery Home, licensed and certified by the State of California, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

Tradition One

Tradition One is a six-month residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation program for adult men. We focus on the Twelve Steps of the recovery program in a spiritual aspect as outlined in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The first tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous states “our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon AA unity,” and so is where we have derived our name. Residents are encouraged to help each other with the affairs of daily living. Each resident is responsible for his own living area and personal hygiene. Each participant is assigned daily house chores, the residents have a weekly house meeting, and an Executive Board is elected periodically as well as a Resident Peer Council. Common problems are discussed, possible solutions sought, and recommendations are made. The Peer Council Executive Board is called upon to make recommendations to the staff. We encourage involvement in this process of “people helping people.”

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(619) 264-0141


4104 Delta Street
San Diego, CA 92113-4113



Tradition One saved my life. Without this place and what they do for people I would either still be lost and drinking or dead. Thanks to Tradition One I am now sober and sane. I have a wonderful life that would not have been possible.
Ian S. (Sobriety date: 3/14/08)

Meeting Schedule

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The Services Provided By This Program Include, But Are Not Limited To The Following:

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Psychiatric/Medical/Dental Assistance and Referral
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Aftercare groups
  • Education and assistance with HIV/AIDS, TB , and Hepatitis issues
  • On site HIV and Hep-C testing and results
  • Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Referral
  • Conflict Resolution and Training
  • Social/Recreational activities
  • Anger Management
  • Employment Preparation

We welcome you who seek our help for your recovery. Our staff understands the plight of addiction as we too are alcoholics and addicts in sobriety. We understand the pains associated with this deadly disease, and we urge you to seek help for yourself, your loved ones, and those very close to you. Please do not hesitate to pick up the phone; a new and wonderful life awaits you!

Our Valued Board of Directors

Earl Mohler

LeaAnne Sampsell

David Gloege

Damianna Ah Nee-Bechtel | Penny Randazzo


Your donation goes forth to aid in the recovery of countless men struggling with the terms of alcoholism and other drug addictions. Tradition One provides key services to these individuals to help them gain a positive and successful new life in sobriety. Since Tradition One is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible.

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