Recovery Ventures Corporation
Rating: 2.63 stars 49 49 reviews 6,236
PO Box 452 Black Mountain NC 28711 USA
Recovery Ventures Corporation offers long term residential treatment and aftercare for those who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions and provides opportunities to restructure their lives, in a safe and healthy environment that promotes self-sufficiency, personal accountability, emotional growth, and a positive interdependent lifestyle.
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2 people found this review helpful
I have written three very true and negative reviews on this sh*t hole and they were all deleted! This proves that staff are deleting all negative reviews and should prove to you that awful things happen there. I really feel sorry for people that are court ordered there. I even knew a lady who escaped in the middle of the night in the middle of no where and said she would rather go to prison! Please believe me that this is the most terrible so called rehab that you could attend or send a loved one.
1 person found this review helpful
Not gonna say any names but a certain female staff member makes the women wear dresses to graduations (hideous dresses by the way to embarrass the women) and I saw with my own eyes how she made one of the women that was gay and NEVER wore girly things wear a dress covered in flowers and laughed about! The poor girl was humiliated! Threaten her with "extra duty" This place has disgraceful staff members...not to mention one staff member just got fired for having a sexual relationship with an associate
3 people found this review helpful
Oh look another review wrote by someone that was stuck up staffs ass...surprise surprise
We ask no one to come here to tell us how to run this organization. You don't agree with our rules and requirements... you are free to leave. The one thing to remember is that, YOU requested to come here... and in most cases, YOU will be accepted back if you ever need our services again. Please be sure to visit and read ALL the information on our website and the information package we provide.... THIS TIME!!! Donors and foundations who consider assisting us in our mission, and those hoping to save themselves or someone they love, recognize the personal selfishness that disgruntled clients, such as yourself, post. Instead of wasting your time making yourself look like a fool on the internet with your comments, why not tell a fellow addict that "YOU NEVER WANT TO GO TO RECOVERY VENTURES... so come to a AA/NA meeting with me.... BEFORE YOU HAVE TOO. Fair enough??? Best wishes to you and we sincerely hope your efforts to remain clean and sober are successful.
3 people found this review helpful
It is unfortunate to read reviews from disgruntled clients who were either terminated from the program due to multiple rule infractions or who left voluntarily because they were not ready to make the commitment to change their lives. I graduated from this wonderful program five years ago and have since moved steadily forward in my life and career. I know each of the staff personally and can attest to their unequivocal passion and dedication to the clients in the program. The program is difficult. There are rules that must be followed, and consequences when rules are broken. It is extremely difficult for someone who has been consumed by addiction to submit to any recovery program and make the commitment necessary to change their lives. Those who leave or are terminated from the program are also making a choice. A choice to continue to fight a battle that is unwinnable without humility and a willingness to change. They are making a choice to continue to selfishly cause their families and loved ones pain. They are making a choice to remain continue to try to manipulate the world to their liking...an exhaustive and futile process. Recovery Ventures gave me a safe place to land and the support and encouragement I needed to turn my life around when everyone else had given me up for lost. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done, and also the most rewarding. I did not always like what the staff had to say, and I did not always appreciate being called out when I broke the rules or made mistakes. It was difficult not to run from that, and I am so grateful that I found the strength to stay and see it through. The program taught me that I was worth fighting for and that my family deserved a much needed rest from all I had put them through over the years. I highly recommend this program for any alcoholic or addict who is ready to change. If you are not ready, nothing will help you. But if you are, this program can save your life and return you to your loved ones. All it takes is a little willingness, humility, and determination.
4 people found this review helpful
I was at rvc for the past 6 months. Sure it works for people who have no other choice and no family because your under such strict rules you cannot get high even if you wanted to.. I worked 70 hours a week and slept about 4 hrs a night. The groups i went to arnt even run by staff. They are just throw together by associates who are all mostly probated there and dont care about anything.. The ones who do care end up leaving eventually.. As for staff members thats the worst part. Not a single staff member spoke to me the entire time i was there then it turns out that the one who runs the remodling crew was using heroin the entire time and bossing all of us around like slaves and verbally abusing people. He also was stealing the money we all worked for and using it to support his habbit. The facility director is the worst one of all he talks to everyone like they are a peice of garbage meanwhile his wife is leaving her empty liquor bottles in our driveway before she comes over to visit apparently that's OK tho because she's a graduate of the program lol.. The place is ran horrible and the favoritism is so bad it alone will make you leave.. The only thing that keeps them going is the fact that people go there to pretty much avoid going to prison..
6 Months???... in a program YOU ASKED US to come to... and agreed to spend 2 years, at NO EXPENSE to YOU, YOUR FAMILY, or NC State Tax Payers... to provide you with shelter, (Inspected and approved through the licensure division of the State of NC), food, clothing, transportation, job training, GED and educational opportunities, recreation and leadership opportunities. RVC, Does not accept CHILDREN. The last question on the application you filled out, signed and submitted... as a ADULT.... asked... "Are YOU willing to do whatever it takes to change you life?" Think about it. We don't care if you are going to PRISON or to the GRAVE. We are going to try to help if you ask. If you don't like the way we do it.... find something that works for you. Best wishes.
3 people found this review helpful
Staff has the website remove negative reviews on here...ridiculous
3 people found this review helpful
rvc staff tries to control what's wrote on here they ask people that were treated with special treatment to write good reviews and idk if anyone has noticed but a lot of negative reviews are now gone...why? Because the founder asked non profits to remove them
5 people found this review helpful
The favoritism in the women's house is disgusting.
Those who comply with established policies and procedures do not seem to have any problem with fitting in. Those who think they will do what they want, when they want... "have a tough row to hoe" as we will not tolerate your negative behavior. Obviously, we were not up to your standards but wish you only the best in your future attempts in recovery.
9 people found this review helpful
I am so sick and tired of reading that positive reviews are "fake" or "encouraged by staff". First of all staff are graduates so not only did the participate in the program they actually completed it. Secondly how would someone who was only present for aprroximately 1/8 of an experience be able to say anything remotely accurate. They are ignorant and inexperienced...and anything that goes against their opinions, the products of a tiny bit of experience and bias, they are being coerced and are not real. My review is more real than your joke of an attempt at this program. To deny a sick person a chance at happiness by pretending to know what you are talking about is so extremely selfish...sound like a pattern? As for all the negative comments about people that work there...100% of the negative is posted by people that have never been staff. These people sacrifice more than associates and their family members will ever know (speaking from experience). They have families and dreams and put it all on hold to help those that suffered as they did...shame on you for saying such terrible things about people that give up so much for NOTHING except helping those who suffered as they did. Stop whining about having to work I have to work like that and I live in the real world...guess it is a major change from laying around, stealing, lying and getting high. Stop misleading people who need this program and are actually willing to learn how to actually live without a substance. As a disclaimer I have no loyalty to recovery ventures and no contact...I just don't want someone to loose a once in a lifetime chance due to blantant lies of those who have failed. Also the clothes you give up were those that don't comply with a specific list of appropriate attire for someone living in a therapeutic community ( sorry you cant look cute/fly when trying to overcome a crippling disease) provided before entry and are replaced by name brand clothing that is donated by companies that are contacted constantly by the "evil staff", some of the food comes from the food bank but hundreds of dollars are spent at a grocery store weekly resulting in fresh produce and a balanced diet that is carefully planned by associates that are actually living there, and as for the facilities they are all stick built the men's facility is resonable as far as persons per living space and bathrooms. The women I have to honestly say are living in tight quarters and it is true upwards of 10 have to share a bathroom but its a small price to pay for the rewards at the end. I was a graduated staff member and had to share a bathroom with 10 people...and I got over it. So as an associate wanting freedom from addiction I hope you can do the same, lets be honest you've had to deal with much worse in active addiction. So stop picking apart positive reviews looking for false patterns and calling from-the-heart statements fake to make you feel like what you did was more real. I'm sure that little bit you experienced was significant considering a past of laziness, selfishness, betrayal and superficiality, but it wasn't real. By the way just because you were in the program for "3-6 months and it sucked and I'm clean anyway blah, blah, blah" doesn't mean anything here. Just because your sober doesn't mean your living, you missed out on something really special to be a brat...worse part is you think the whole point is just being clean and don't know the difference. Good for you...just don't try to pass your crap off as truth. Talk all day about you but don't talk about staff unless you have been staff, don't talk about the program unless you graduated it and don't believe your own bullshi*t if it's hurting people who are still suffering. Stop cheapening the monumental feat I accomplished by talking about the one you failed to.
5 people found this review helpful
the staff at recovery ventures have GOT to be asking graduates to post good reviews. The clients writing them must have had to go there or go to jail. Actually this place is much worse than jail. At least in jail you aren't belittled or made to go without sleep. Notice how the negative reviews are much greater spread out over time but the good ones are all within a week or two? The bad ones are totally true. I was there for 3 months followed every rule but I just went as long as I could and made my phone call to my family and begged to come home. The staff was right there listening and tried to make me hang up but I refused. They wanted me to drive another client to Ohio for a home visit only being sober 3 months, mind you. Whenever a client goes for a weekend family visit someone in the program has to drive them and stay with them in their home. They yell at you and name callings are a daily thing. I am a christian and had to listen to GD thousands of times a day. That is not a lie. The staff and clients have the foulest language imaginable. One of their facilities ( which are double wides) has ONE Bathroom for 15 ladies. You are only allowed to take a shower for fifteen minutes and argue who is next. If you don't have time to take one before bed you do without. This place was horrible. They tell you the only reason you want to go home is because you want to get high. I have been sober for 2 years since getting out of that hole. If you want to loose contact with your family member, then by all means send them here. The bad reviews outnumber the FAKE good ones by far. Rotten food from food bank is all you eat and the most fattening snacks you can think of, cookies cake candy chips . . etc. The staff take turns going on trips and are barely there. Please believe me when I ask you to not send ANYONE here. Both you and your family will regret it. They took all my clothes and traded them for rags. Thank you for heeding my warning in advance. And for all the clients who took bribes or lied on their review all I can say is SHAME ON YOU ALLLLL!
OK. Hope you are doing well. Hope you find what you are looking for. BTW.... Didn't you ASK US to come here??? Sorry it was not it was you expected. Be sure to read the information ALL treatment programs provide BEFORE asking them to allow you to come to their program. Best wishes.