Our History

Carl Mosen, the original founder of Sober Living by the Sea, and Kevin Mello, bring 30 plus years of knowledge and successful experience to the addiction treatment field. What started as a half way house for homeless men who were newly sober is now the premier addiction treatment program in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.

After successfully operating and growing our treatment program in Southern California for some time, Carl and his team knew that it was time to expand into the Pacific Northwest, a place near and dear to Carl and other executive team members’ hearts, including our Vice President, Brian Burke, who was born and raised in Seattle. Brian, who struggled with and overcame his own addiction years ago, felt that he had an obligation to bring a long-term solution to a growing epidemic back home to his hometown.

In 2015 Hotel California by the Sea Bellevue opened an outpatient treatment program and a few recovery residences. In 2018, we opened the first residential detox in Kirkland, WA. and plan to continue to grow and expand our resources to an area we care deeply for. Hotel California by the Sea Bellevue provides detoxification/withdrawal management services as well as partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient (OP) treatment services. We also provide private, structured and gender-specific recovery residences in beautiful residential neighborhoods in Kirkland, WA.


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