About Us

Our 17-acre recovery retreat is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Our 7-acre Long-Term Recovery facility is conveniently located nearby in Dickson, Tennessee. Both treatment centers are located outside greater metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee. Discovery Place is small, intimate, and peaceful–a place for guests to reflect, reconsider, and redirect their lives.

Guests find the conditions here create an excellent environment for the inner work that’s an important 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. Moreover, guests won’t find unwelcome or unneeded distractions here with recovery as our focus. To add, the accommodations are safe, comfortable, warm, and inviting. Thus, our guests often let us know Discovery Place provides the right backdrop for men who plan on getting and staying sober.

Our Mission

Discovery Place is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable drug and alcohol addiction recovery programs for men. Moreover, our experienced staff introduces each guest and his family to the principles of the 12-Step recovery program in a beautiful countryside setting. Lastly, we believe these principles-honesty, perseverance, discipline, tolerance and love-are the foundation for a sober, happy, useful and whole life.

Our Vision

It is our vision each guest completes his stay at Discovery Place. We also want them to have a clear understanding of the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. Additionally, and more importantly, he will discover how to recover through the practice of the 12-Step principles. In turn, this gives him a way of daily living, one day at a time. Lastly, we believe people can reduce the desire to drink and abuse drugs when applying these principles on a daily basis.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Discovery Place uses literature approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous for the 12- Step approach.
  • Discovery Place is a recovery retreat, and as such, does not endorse nor oppose any particular religion or denomination.
  • Discovery Place encourages and promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
  • Discovery Place ensures these services are accessible, cost-effective and of the highest quality.

Recovery Guides

Our 12-Step program Recovery Guides are alcoholics and addicts with quality sobriety. Our Recovery Guides have experienced both the nightmare of addiction and the miracle of recovery. Thanks to their own personal histories, these uniquely-qualified men can share their experience, strength, and hope with our guests in an intensely personal, highly effective manner.

At Discovery Place, there is at least one Recovery Guide for every 6 men. Meaning guests enjoy far more individual attention from Recovery Guides than they would otherwise receive in larger, more conventional treatment centers. 

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 at our Tennessee treatment centers because they have the time to provide each guest with the individual attention he deserves.

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.

Begin Recovery at Our Tennessee Treatment Centers

Discovery Place in Nashville understands the struggles people addicted to drugs and alcohol face. Our treatment centers in Tennessee use the 12-step system. Thus, this helps people achieve a lifetime of sobriety. We offer 30-day programs, long-term programs, and continuing aftercare assistance. Contact us today if you have questions or want to get started on your recovery journey at our Tennessee treatment centers. 

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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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