Mission & Vision: What drives Recovery Beyond
To empower individuals to achieve long term recovery through a supportive community that enables goal setting, lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles
Recovery supported for a life-time.
Building on our Success
Today, over 40 million Americans live with substance use disorder. For the first time in 2021, this epidemic cost the lives of over 100,000 people (CDC). In addition to the irreplaceable loss of lives, substance use costs us over $700 billion in healthcare, crime, and lost productivity. Only about 10% of people with a SUD are able to enter into a formal treatment program. Of those who receive treatment, as much as 85% will suffer symptom relapse within the first year of recovery. (Drug Relapse | Drug Addiction Relapse Statistics & Prevention (drugabuse.com)
Recovery Beyond was created in 2016 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of multiplying the impact discovered on Mt. Rainier. Recovery Beyond’s peer-driven model works in partnership with treatment programs and community partners to provide additional, critical success factors for long-term recovery:
- health – tools for learning to manage the symptoms of substance use disorder and making positive behavioral choices;
- purpose – meaningful activities that allow exploration of interests and development of life goals; and
- community – a network of recovering individuals and their allies who offer support, encouragement, and hope.
The critical elements of recovery are met. There is external supervision and support outside of treatment. Vigorous physical activity and exercise-driven endorphins provide a healthy and pro-social behavioral alternative. Participants also enjoy a close-knit community, forming new and positive relationships that last a lifetime. The long-term goals with a sense of accomplishment, opportunities for growth, and engagement in a community of service help provide a purpose. We know that when these exist, long-lasting recovery is possible.
We believe it is never too late to pursue personal goals and dreams, to value self and others, and to become a unified core of health in body, mind, and spirit.
We seek to address isolation by building a community of support. We work as a team to achieve goals, cheer each other on, and make positive changes.
By emphasizing new possibilities, our participants begin to see a new, alternative reality. This forms the foundation for them to see the world in a new way. By celebrating each individual’s best personal attributes as a part of a new close-knit community, recovery thrives.
Teamwork is central to our organization; successful recovery, and mountain summits, cannot be done alone. Through the teamwork experiences in our programs, participants learn from each other building relationships and trust.
Joining a recovery program is an audacious goal, to begin with. The recovery saying is true, “the only thing you have to change is everything.” Setting audacious goals in an effort to achieve and sustain major life changes requires solid planning. Through goal setting and accomplishment, we can begin to build new healthy habits onward and upward.
Since 2011, Recovery Beyond has positively impacted the lives of our participants. Participants have formed new relationships, scaled mountains of many kinds, given back to this community, and found lasting recovery. These accomplishments are heroic, grand, and so we celebrate any chance we get!
- Volunteer"The climb is such a tangible metaphor for the program climbers, providing inspiration, motivation, and positive rewards at each stage. Success in this "impossible" goal teaches vision, skills, discipline, faith, confidence, teamwork, and habits to succeed with all life challenges. I was a community participant in the 2016 team training and summit climbs for Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier. The training and instruction on mountaineering skills was top rate, and we had superb guides. The leaders provided everything we needed to succeed as long as we put in the effort. More importantly, the relationships with the program climbers were rewarding and will be enduring. I am so thankful to see them succeed in life as well as reach the summit."
- Greg BradenRBP Supporter"...in my past experiences in law enforcement and, currently, as a Victim Advocate, I am all too aware of the devastation that addiction and homelessness has on individual lives, families and communities. Resolving these issues is hugely complex. However, I also believe strongly that the solutions reside in innovative, local efforts being undertaken by RBP and similar organizations."
- Jeremy TachellProgram ClimberSuch a life-changing experience. Thanks, everyone for the second chance in life…… God bless you and thanks for taking the time out of your lives to help lead the way for a healthy recovery.
- Elaine KleinOur daughter Amelia Kaiser volunteers with this amazing program. The stories of her time with Recovery Beyond have inspired us to support this wonderful group of people! We pray for all involved and encourage you to keep up the good work of changing lives for the better! God bless you!
- Katie WhitmanSupporter“I love that this organization has partnered with The Rescue Mission to walk alongside those experiencing addiction and homelessness. We are all broken and saved by the Grace of God, we are meant to walk with one another in relationship and ultimately that will create healing.”
- Volunteer"I drove guys, hiked with them, trained with them, and got to lead a rope team. I was only a small part but added to the environment of care and encouragement to them pushing forward to their goal of climbing out of addiction and climbing rainier. We are healed through relationship and I hope I was able to love the guys well in the time they were in my life and I in theirs."