Our way of life

Structured Living

The primary objective in a newly sober individual should be reordering their life with a clear set of expectations.


We are your support group and want you to rely on us to help you stay on track.


Being involved in the lives of our other members and participating in our traditions and events will provide that missing link.

About Us

Our Mission


The Mission...

Wilmington Recovery strives to provide the safest, home-like recovery residences in our city, where members will learn and practice effective methods for overcoming their addictions. 

​​​​​The Vision...

At Wilmington Recovery, we endeavor to help the world community to eradicate addiction as a whole. This is a lofty goal, but the Wilmington Recovery community strives to do our part through teaching healthy life skills, mentoring, supporting members through their cognitive and medicinal therapies and fostering personal accountability. With time and dedication, this goal will gradually become a reality.

We understand that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that is best treated comprehensively. Our comprehensive approach includes group counseling, implementation of AA's 12 steps of recovery, and utilization of the latest technology in drug monitoring via in-house screening and laboratory analysis. We believe our services will give each member the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community by being an example that others look to for inspiration and guidance.

Member Testimonials

Recovery, addiction, treatment, alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous

Sam H

I have been in a few different houses in Wilmington and this one far and away surpasses the others. The men in the house are all more or less serious about recovery, the house is clean, the chores and expectations are reasonable, and the manager is both attentive and experienced in recovery. At Wilmington Recovery you will not have people breathing down your neck or fining you left and right, they truly allow you to take control of your own recovery while still providing the support, accountability, and resources necessary for an addict in early recovery. I truly cannot imagine a better halfway house in which to live. If you choose Wilmington Recovery, you are taking the first step in setting yourself up for success.

Doug J

After several failed attempts to get sober on my own, I decided to try living in a recovery house. At the time, I was unsure if this was the right decision. After all, I had a full time job and responsibilities to take care of. I quickly realized that, if I was going to stay sober I had to be willing to do whatever it took. Wilmington Recovery provided exactly the structure and accountability that I didn't even realize I needed at the time. After some months of living in the house I was asked to be a manager. The experience working and living with other men was literally life changing. I believe Wilmington Recovery is one of the greatest contributing factors to my continued sobriety today. 

Kris M

Before coming to Wilmington Recovery my life was a horror movie, I was the next one to die, and I was ok with it. By this point I had already attended military school, religious camps and rehabs, jails, treatment centers, maintenance programs, and being homeless but I always resorted back to my drug use. After a failed attempt in trying to stay clean on my own I was forced to go back to living on the street or have my father help me get into a recovery house. I chose to get into Wilmington Recovery simply because my dad suggested it to me and I heard it was new. I didn't necessarily want to stop using but I couldn't deal with the consequences any longer. Thinking about living with a bunch of guys I didn't know was fearful for me but I went anyways. I was told I had to stay there for 90 days before being able to return home. I immediately thought I'll be able to manipulate my dad into letting me come back after 45 days, 60 tops. Today I believe I still hold the longest time there. I knew nothing about trying to stay sober, that's why I am forever grateful for Kelly setting the house up in a way that would help me do so! Kelly was like my sponsor early on, there was something about the way he carried himself, the simple but wise insight he had intrigued me and I wanted to know more! He will tell you I asked a lot of questions but I have truly learned some of the most beneficial things about sobriety and life in general from him and his house. The way the house meeting is setup is to help you push forward and make goals every week, and more importantly complete them! Just like any recovery house you will always have guys who aren't there for the right reasons, they quickly get weeded out in Wilmington Recovery. I know that Kelly truly enjoys watching people come from tough places and seeing their life turn around. I believe that's why he has been blessed and why Wilmington Recovery has grown so much. I will never be able to repay him for helping me in ways he'll never know, so I do what he taught me and I try to be of service and help others whenever I can. Today I have a life I would've never imagined a couple years ago and I know I wouldn't be where I'm at today if it wasn't for my experience at Wilmington Recovery.
    Thanks for everything.

Dr. John W

Having come out of rehab for the second time, I decided to move from my home region to the coast.  Wilmington Recovery was recommended to me by my counselor at treatment.  I had concerns about moving to an unfamiliar area and the idea of a recovery house in general.  What I found here was a safe and secure home like environment, a healthy level of structure and accountability, like minded individuals as house mates and a wonderful recovery community in general. It was certainly a great place to get a firm foothold into recovery.  I remain grateful.

Our friend John W. passed away in 2017. He will be missed.

Matt D

My name is Matt D and I am a alcoholic.  I was a resident & member of Wilmington Recovery from November 2014 until November 2015.  Living in the recovery houses and following the house rules has helped me tremendously.  I learned how to be part of a team of like-minded individuals who were trying to live life without drugs and alcohol.  I was shown the meaning of accountability, honesty and hard work.  Having responsibilities and house requirements like house chores, curfew and mandatory house meetings were key in learning how to be a responsible adult.  For me, being a part of Wilmington Recovery was instrumental in my sobriety and I am grateful for the experience.

Josh G

I am Josh G and I am a greatfully recovering alcoholic. I struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for 13 years and was never able to be a productive member of society, a good son or a loving friend. I decided it was time for a change and contacted Kelly about moving into his halfway house. I walked in the door and there were 3 guys just like me sitting on the couch that all said " welcome home". That is exactly what wilmington recovery house was for me. It was a home. A place to start fresh and form new relationships with people like myself. I had some of the best times of my life living in that house and will always remember them. Through the structured living plan I learned responsibilities and to respect other people. I always had people to go to meetings with and talk about sobriety.  The Director  is one of the kindest and most honest people I have ever met. I am not sure I would be alive if I hadn't decided to move into the house and try a new way of life. Wilmington recovery house gave me another chance...a better chance at staying sober and making lifelong friendships with people. I am and always will be indebted to Kelly and Wilmington Recovery house. It was a keystone of my early sobriety and I am eternally grateful for the times and memories...thank you. 

Contact Us

For a telephone interview call:

Intake Coordinator:  (910) 604-3144


Kelly Vaughn (910) 409-7564

  • After hours and weekends:


Wilmington Recovery, LLC

3975 B Market ST, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, United States

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09:00 am – 06:30 pm

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