Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • Do you still climb Mt. Rainier?

    Not at present. As amazing as it was to climb Rainier, the challenge of providing experienced guides, gear, and training, along with more stringent National Park regulations, and increased liability costs has made climbing Rainier impractical. In the future, we may offer mountaineering as one of our activities, focusing on less congested summits. But don’t let that stop you from joining in! There are plenty of great challenges and plenty of ways to get involved.

  • Can I join anytime?

    Yes, if you are in recovery and are a minimum of 72 hours sober. Just go to the membership page and fill out the required documents.

  • Do I have to be a member to participate?

    Yes. Member information helps us track our results so we can validate and improve our offerings. By registering as a member you get full access to activity sign-ups plus some other great benefits.

  • How long do I have to be sober to participate?

    Anyone who has been sober for 72 hours may participate.

  • Who can join Recovery Beyond?

    Anyone who wants to make sobriety a lifestyle.

  • Does Recovery Beyond provide treatment for substance use disorder?

    No, Recovery Beyond does not provide treatment. Recovery Beyond provides non-clinical, peer-based recovery support for people who are trying to initiate and/or sustain recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. However, Recovery Beyond partners with many treatment centers. For more information please visit https://recoverybp.org/partners-sponsors/.

  • I want to help! How can I volunteer?

    There is a wide variety of ways to volunteer, from leading activities to helping raise funding. Check it out here.

  • What is your plan for the future?

    Our future has no limit! We are backed by committed founders and a strong sobriety support system which has allowed us to produce great results. We are excited to expand our programming to more people in the Seattle area and beyond with a long-term sustainable approach of community organizing.

  • How do you measure success?

    Battling addictions is a lifelong process, so it’s really tough to determine trackable measurements. Measuring sobriety is ‘a day at a time’ process.

    We have chosen to use “short and rare” relapse in our calculations, in other words, defined as less than a week and no more than 2 times per year.

    The other question is ‘what constitutes a relapse.’ Statistics tell us the average person goes through seven treatment programs before achieving a constant state of sobriety.

    We believe that every aspect of a person’s life impacts their ability to stay sober. This is the reason Recovery Beyond focuses on the whole person by providing people who care and people who are able to be called upon when a challenging situation occurs.

    Life isn’t easy for any of us, and people who suffer from substance abuse disorder must learn to break the patterns that lead to negative consequences in order to lead a better life. Further, we are looking to establish additional measures related to other life areas, such as stable housing, jobs, health and nutrition, and access to medical care.

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