Recovery Mountain Triumphs Despite Long, 18-Month Battle

TILTON, N.H., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recovery Mountain, a private and exclusive residential recovery program, tucked away on a hillside in charming central NH, featuring only 9 beds and a holistic, multi- disciplinary program providing privacy, individualized attention and exclusivity of its guest, is set to open August 2018.

“Working on this project has been both frustrating and rewarding. We endured an unnecessary, 18-month battle for town approval. There were 5 months spent at the town planning board level for a simple change of use. The use is allowed within the zone, yet we were subjected to multiple contentious public hearings, studies being required that had never been required in the past of an existing business, and 2 zoning board hearings. While we were successful in attaining town approval, we then faced an abutter appeal which wound up at the Superior Court. Ultimately, The Superior Court ruled in our favor on all 10 counts argued by the abutter. In the end, this unnecessary saga cost us precious time and money that could have been used helping people, who need and deserve a program like ours,” says Ms. Bownes, Executive Director. Bownes goes on to say that misunderstanding of this project, ineptness by the Planning Board and stigma were major factors in the unnecessary delay.

Recovery Mountain’s foundation is the 12-step approach to recovery offering a unique program and campus which involve guests daily in health, fitness, nutrition, life coaching and recreational activities both on and offsite. The program features 9 beds (male only) in private and semi-private rooms, nutrition and health education, communally prepared meals tailored to individual dietary needs, a state of the art facility in which fitness and team building activities are undertaken on the indoor turf field and obstacle course, bright airy group meeting spaces utilized for life coaching, yoga and massage. “We should be considered after an inpatient or other detox program has been undertaken and a period of sobriety has been achieved. Recovery Mountain also provides intervention services for those seeking help in identifying services for their loved one. Our campus, with a focus on professional athletes and executives, is like no other; the privacy, programming and serenity of our campus is what attracts our guests, we are the new standard in residential recovery,” says Ms. Bownes.

Recovery Mountain sought the assistance of professionals associated with the development of the Hazelden Betty Ford program in the development of its own program. It is unique and different, attracting professional athletes and executives alike due to its individualized approach to recovery.

“It’s about doing something different and unique while helping our guests achieve long term sobriety. We really do consider ourselves the New Standard in Residential Recovery,” says Ms. Bownes.

About Recovery Mountain NH

Recovery Mountain NH is a unique residential recovery program, tucked away on a hillside in charming central NH. With only 9 beds, the program provides the individualized attention, privacy and comfort needed while addressing dependency. Recovery Mountain NH’s unique campus-style retreat and holistic, multi-disciplinary approach are designed to provide each guest with the lifestyle skills needed to achieve long term sobriety. Learn more at

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Karen Bownes 


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