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4104 Delta Street
San Diego, CA 92113-4113

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How To Apply

We are an inclusive program, accepting adult men without regard to ethnicity, age, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation. We assess clients on MediCal insurance.  Please call our office for information about bed availability and referral for recovery services. 

A desire to stop drinking/using as well as a willingness to learn how to live peacefully is what we encourage.



  • Take the 805 Freeway and exit on 43rd St.
  • Make a left at the light, onto 43rd St.
  • Turn right on Delta St. and continue up to 41st St. where we are located on the right side, NE, of the intersection. 


Orange Line to Euclid Trolley Station

  • Take 955 towards 8th St. Trolley Station
  • Get off at Delta St. and head West up Delta St. towards Main St.

Blue Line to 8th St. Trolley Station

  • Take 955 towards Euclid Trolley Station
  • Get off at Delta St. and cross the light to head West up Delta St. towards Main St. 

There is an initial one week blackout period, no exceptions. We are prohibited, due to licensing, to accept anyone who has been convicted of a sex offense or arson. Dual diagnosed individuals are welcome as long as they are stabilized on their medications.

Hope for Alcohol & Drug Addicts, Tradition One, San Diego, CA

Our program is based on the Twelve Step recovery concept. The program at Tradition One is organized as a Social Model recovery home and as such is peer-oriented. We consider our program to be essentially a learning process. Entrance into the program must be a voluntary act of the prospective resident. The program at Tradition One is structured and multifaceted. For the first seven days we ask the new resident not to seek employment, enroll in school, and refrain from any outside interest. We feel this orientation period is necessary to become accustomed to group living. There are ten (10) educational groups weekly, six (6) clinical groups each week, and clients will receive individual counseling sessions with their counselor as well.

Hope for Alcohol & Drug Addicts, Tradition One, San Diego, CA

We also have two Twelve Step meetings held each week. After the seven day blackout period, each program participant is encouraged to attend outside Twelve Step meetings each week. All scheduled meetings, classes, and groups are mandatory unless excused by staff.

We require a minimum commitment of 90-day residency for participants. The program is organized by various Evidence-Based Practices. The first aspect is primarily concerned with physical and emotional recovery. This is used in gaining knowledge of the disease of addiction and in exploring alternative methods of problem-solving. A change in behavior patterns, both physical and mental, without the use of unprescribed mood-altering chemicals is the focus.

In the next aspect, the participant becomes more involved in the program and continues with a more aggressive development toward long term goals. They become more comfortable and dedicated to maintaining a firm foundation in a quality recovery program.

The final aspect may be considered an extension of the above. We do not expect all participants to engage in the process of rehabilitation in the same length of time. The maximum length of residency is eighteen months. Community service and volunteering are integral components of this program.

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