Recovery Guides

Our Twelve Step program Recovery Guides are alcoholics and addicts with quality sobriety. Our Recovery Guides have themselves experienced the nightmare of addiction and the miracle of recovery. Thanks to their own personal histories, these uniquely qualified men have the ability to share their experience, strength, and hope with our guests in an intensely personal, highly effective manner. At Discovery Place, guests enjoy far more one-on-one attention from Recovery Guides than they would otherwise receive in larger, more conventional treatment centers. There is at least one Recovery Guide for every six men.

When it comes to learning and adopting the fundamentals of recovery, it’s quite clear that smaller groups are more effective than larger ones. In part at least, our Recovery Guides help produce such positive results because they have the time to provide each guest with the individual attention he deserves. To contact one of our Recovery Guides directly, see the staff page or call Discovery Place at 1.800.725.0922.

Executive Team

Discovery Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in keeping with our goal to minimize administrative costs. Members of our executive team are accessible to our guests and their families. Our executives all have significant experience in their respective fields of expertise. Members of our executive team have received management training from the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and regularly participate in training programs on an ongoing basis. Our executive team received the 2011 Marvin Runyon Leadership Award from the CNM. This award recognizes excellence in nonprofit management.

Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our board of directors and advisors serve on a voluntary basis. If you would like to contact a member of our board directly, please e-mail us.

About Us

Our seventeen-acre recovery retreat is located in Burns, Tennessee. Our seven-acre Long-Term Recovery facility is conveniently located nearby in Dickson, Tennessee. Both rehab facilities are located just outside greater metropolitan Nashville. Discovery Place is small, intimate, and peaceful: a place for guests to reflect, reconsider, and redirect their lives. Guests find the conditions here help create an excellent environment for the inner work that’s an integral part of the addiction recovery process. The food is excellent and our facilities are clean, simple, and straightforward. We have a sand volleyball court, pool table, frisbee golf course, horseshoe pits, exercise facilities, a basketball hoop, and two ponds stocked with biting fish.

Discovery Place is for men who seriously want to stop drinking and using drugs; with recovery as our focus, guests won’t find unwelcome or unneeded distractions here. The accommodations are safe, comfortable, warm, and inviting. Our guests often let us know that Discovery Place provides just the right backdrop for men who are intent on getting sober and staying sober.

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  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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