Recovery Ventures Corporation




Recovery Ventures Program Highlights 

Recovery Ventures is a two year therapeutic community with comprehensive clinical services for men and women ages 18 and older.  Our long-term residential program features:

  • Self-sustaining Operation:  

    Recovery Ventures is fully self-supporting through the work all associates do - we accept no funding from any outside sources. The associates are responsible for all functions of the treatment community.

  • Orientation Program:

    All new associates attend a 5 day orientation program that helps with the transition into long-term residential     treatment.  This program focuses on some basic psycho-education groups on addiction and recovery, as well the structure and rules of the program.

  • Individual and Group Counseling: 

    There are therapeutic groups 5 days a week that all associates attend, and individual counseling is available from any of our certified clinical staff upon request.

  • Mileu Therapy:

    "The community is the agent of change" Recovery Ventures is a peer-based program where associates learn to take responsibility for themselves and others within the community.

  • Family Education Program: 

    A 2 day program offered to the family members of any associate. The program consists of substance abuse education followed by a multifamily process group.

  • Aftercare Services:

    A continuum of care is provided to all graduates of the program, including supportive housing, group and individual counseling. 

  • Accountability:

    Teaches all associates the cause and effect relationship of our actions. 

  • Job Training:

    By working to support their own recovery, all associates receive extensive job training from several of the employers in the surrounding community.

  • Life Skills: 

    A strong emphasis is placed on developing the basic skills that are needed to live a self-sufficient and healthy life in recovery after the program.

Program Residences

Primary Care

Old Fort

This 62 bed facility is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Therapeutic Community.  It is located on several acres in Old Fort, NC and is the primary residential facility for the men.


Terrace is a comfortable home-like setting for women working seriously on their recovery. This duplex provides 20 beds for women and is one of two primary residences. 


Built by our own staff and residents in 2014, the bunkhouses provide an additional 24 beds for male residents in the core component of the program.


In order to meet the needs of the expanding women's program, this second residence for women was opened in 2013.  Conveniently adjoining Terrace, Summit provides 15 additional beds.

Transitional Housing


Located in Swannanoa, NC, this location provides 10 transitional housing beds for male associates in the final phase of primary care, as well as several graduates.


Our Knox residence was the first housing unit available to associates.  It now provides 10 transitional housing beds for men in the final phase of their program.


Located on 13 acres in Old Fort, NC, our Mountainview location provides five additional transitional housing beds for male residents and graduates.


Oteen is a 6 bed residence located in Asheville, NC and provides a safe and beautiful environment for men transitioning back into the community.


Horticulture Therapy Program

In the spring of 2011 Recovery Ventures Corporation initiated a Horticulture Therapy Program as another form of treatment provided by the program. Simply put, Horticulture Therapy is the use of plants and gardens to promote individual, mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual well-being. It is designed to integrate knowledge of basic botany with hands-on work in the greenhouses and the farm.

Under the supervision of Eugene Jones, a certified Horticultural Therapist, associates receive a hands-on experience in the hydroponics greenhouse, hothouse and field crops. As the crops are harvested they are prepared for retail sale to the community and local restaurants. As a result, this program also contributes to the self-supporting mission of Recovery Ventures through the income generated by the produce sales.

Hothouse located on 13 acre farm near men's facility State-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse
  • There are therapeutic groups 6 days a week that all associates attend, and individual counseling is available from any of our certified clinical staff upon request.