The Recovery Spot San Diego and Tom Horvath, Ph.D., founder of Practical Recovery Psychology Group have established a collaborative partnership to integrate the Recovery Spot’s innovative medical treatment with Practical Recovery’s psycho-therapeutic modalities.


Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is a California licensed and board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), founder and CEO of Practical Recovery, a San Diego based self-empowering addiction treatment system. Dr. Horvath was one of the founders of SMART Recovery (in 1994) and was president of SMART Recovery for 20 years. SMART is an international, non-profit network of free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups for resolving any problematic addictive behavior. He is past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50), the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists.


Since 2010 Dr. Horvath has been adjunct faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, teaching addictive behavior courses. He is the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions (2nd ed.; Impact, 2003). Dr. Horvath’s publications, media interviews, and presentations to professionals and the public are helping to change how individuals, professionals, and societies understand addictive behavior.


Multiple board certified Drs. Ramesh Sawhney and Scott Bienenfeld founded The Recovery Spot in 2017 with the objective of improving the delivery of healthcare to people suffering from co-occurring addiction, mental health issues and/or chronic pain, This partnership represents the optimum synergistic collaboration to not only provide the most comprehensive medical and therapeutic substance abuse and co-occurring treatment available, but also as a vessel to drive much needed research. The Recovery Spot San Diego is also proud to feature Parmela Sawhney, MD, who in addition to multiple medical board certifications, is a board certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, with the ability to integrate a wide spectrum of ayurvedic treatments within our treatment protocols. Please visit our services page for more information about the treatments we offer.


The Recovery Spot San Diego’s office is located on the beautiful isle of Coronado, California, where Recovery Spot physicians and Tom Horvath will be accepting new patients with a full array of all of our services available. The Recovery Spot is available for collaboration with other treatment providers and sober living facilities to provide medical services in conjunction with the patient’s existing treatment. Representative from the Recovery Spot can be reached 24/7 at 866-677-6869, or through our website.