Recovery Trail

Transitional Sober Living for Sevier County

If you’ve turned on the news or checked social media lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the ever-growing drug and alcohol crisis plaguing east Tennessee. You’ve heard the statistics and maybe even wondered what more can be done to help those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol in our area. Toby Wagner, a member of Middle Creek’s congregation, has a plan to do just that.

By the grace of God and his recovery family, Toby has been sober since February 26, 2010. Since that time, he has become deeply involved in helping others on their own journey to recovery. He has shared his own experience and a message of hope in the Sevier County Jail every Wednesday night, served on the Great Smoky Mountain Recovery Campout committee, and assisted with various 12-step meetings in the area. 

In 2017, Toby felt drawn to do more. He realized that more help was needed for individuals who desperately want a new way of life but have toxic home environments that feed the cycle of relapse. He then began the process of forming a non-profit organization that would serve these individuals, and in May 2108, Recovery Trail was born.

Recovery Trail is a non-profit organization on a mission to provide a safe living environment for those who want to recover from drug and alcohol addiction and return as productive members of our community. The program will teach accountability, self-reliance, and a spiritual connection that will build self-esteem and self-worth.

Recovery Trail is not affiliated with any religious denomination. Instead, the group seeks to model a godly life of love and service to others. 

The Recovery Trail program will offer services like:

  • Recovery-Based Structured Residences
  • Supportive, Peer-Driven, Spiritual Community
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Required 12-Step Meeting Participation
  • Case Management
  • Employment and Educational Assistance
  • Community Involvement
  • and More!

Toby has taken the first steps toward making this dream a reality, but he needs our help to cross the finish line. Find out how you can support Recovery Trail and improve conditions for those suffering from addiction in our community. Click here to donate or visit recoverytrail.org to learn more.


For more information, please contact:
Toby Wagner, Executive Director
(865) 654-3884
info@recoverytrail.org