Mission & Vision

What Drives Recovery Beyond


WE ARE a community known for its spirit of adventure, where ‘health and wholeness’ is valued and discovered, lived and breathed!


Cultivating community which inspires recovery pathways for healing, hopeful living.

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:

    1. health – tools for learning to manage the symptoms of substance use disorder and making positive behavioral choices;
    2. purpose – meaningful activities that allow exploration of interests and development of life goals; and
    3. 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.

Our Values

Nurturing Community

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.

Positive Reality

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.

Audacious Goals

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.

Celebrate Results

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!

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