About Us

Our Mission

Next Step Recovery provides clinically managed residential care to men in early recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.  We implement evidence based treatment in a safe environment where men can successfully transition back into society as productive citizens.

Our Five Core Values

Building life-long relationships through: Diversity, Hope, Brotherhood, Compassion and Accountability.

What Is Transitional Living?

You might have heard of halfway or three-quarter houses. However, most people are not quite sure what they are. Hotel, boarding house, homes for recovering addicts?

Next Step Recovery is none of the above. Our transitional living and intensive outpatient programs for men are essential next steps after addictions treatment. Our highly structured programs and clinical support improve the likelihood of a successful long-term recovery. Many of our residents are referred from some of the best addictions treatment centers in the nation.

We are located just minutes from downtown Asheville, a vibrant city famous for its beautiful mountain surroundings, diverse entertainment and recreational opportunities, and strong community of people dedicated to recovery and healthy living.

Who We Serve

Residents choose Next Step Recovery because they want to continue working on their recovery in a safe, supportive and substance-free environment. They are fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, coworkers, students and friends. They are ordinary and extraordinary men struggling to overcome what is often a hidden but all too common disease—one that takes its toll not only on the addict, but also on his family, friends and community.

Fortunately, the disease of addiction is treatable. Next Step Recovery’s structured IOP and transitional living programs are important early steps in any long-term recovery plan. Although our program may vary in length depending on an individual’s needs, a 90-day commitment to our recovery program is required.

Currently, our 12-week IOP is only open to residents of our recovery program, both of which are voluntary. Program eligibility and admission are subject to approval by our admissions team and must satisfy our background check.

Alcohol/Drug Screening

We are committed to providing a supportive, drug- and alcohol-free community to our residents in recovery. The use of alcohol or drugs will result in immediate dismissal. We enforce this policy by administering random daily drug screens, sending urine screens to a lab once a week, and by screening after all passes.

Background Check

To ensure we maintain a safe environment for our residents and staff, all applicants will be subject to a background check and a telephone interview. No applicant will be accepted with a history of violent crimes, arson, assault on a female, or sexual assault charges or convictions.

Ready to Take the Next Step to a Life of Sustainable Addiction Recovery?

What They Say About Us

"Before coming to Next Step Recovery, my life was in tatters. I felt defeated. The first day I arrived at Next Step, I was swinging. I was so angry. I was lost, hurt, and confused. I was living in paralyzing fear; yet, this place, these people, accepted me... They have shown me that a new life is possible. The staff here helps me grow into a better man every day... I owe the person I am today to Next Step's guidance."

J.C., Beloved Client

"Next Step Recovery is a safe place with people I not only consider a great staff, but also have come to love as family. They treated me with love, compassion, and respect. They helped me see things I couldn't; helped me grow as a person and changed my perspective on many topics. The people at Next Step will forever hold a special place in my heart."

B.D., Beloved Resident

“This is the longest I have ever been clean and Next Step is the reason for that. It has provided me with a safe place to begin my recovery”

T.A., Beloved Resident

"IOP was the perfect activity to both keep my week busy while also being able to fully focus on my recovery. The top notch staff members and therapists made this 12 week program one I will take with me wherever I go."

L.M., Beloved Resident

"I am so grateful for Nextstep and all the staff members. This is definitely the place I needed to come after I got out of treatment. Here I got connected to the recovery community in Asheville and made some good friends here at the houses. Nextstep has not only taught me what I need to do to stay clean but I have learned so many life lessons while I was here. I will stay in contact with Nextstep because this place has given me my life back and for that I am so grateful!"

Z.A., Beloved Resident

"Next Step Recovery was exactly what I needed in the early stages of my recovery! I spent so many years of my life hiding behind a bottle, and I couldn’t take it anymore! Susan and her staff helped me to get back on my feet and start the process moving on and loving life without the use of alcohol or drugs. After my 3 months here with next step, I chose to stay in Asheville and continue to work on my self, with their guidance. I couldn’t imagine my life today if I was still stuck in my old ways, Thank you Next Step Recovery!"

Z.B., Beloved Client

"You may have to leave family, friends and your old life behind as you start recovery. Next Step provides not only a home for you to start over, it gives you a spiritual cleansing. From the staff to my housemates, Next Step has brought a new meaning to recovery. If you let them work with you, you'll find more than a recovery house, you'll find yourself again."

M.R.K., Beloved Resident

My son completed 3 months of sober living at Next Steps Recovery, surrounded by kind, caring and compassionate staff, with all the skill sets required of true professionals to guide and assist him in living a productive, healthy , sober and happy life. He flourished and started to smile and enjoy life again during those three months. He now is starting to build a career for himself and is enjoying the normal things in life that had been missing for so many years. As a family we have been blessed to have been connected with Next Step Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

Ready for the Next Step?

Recovery is the Real Adventure.  Embrace the journey with other young men on the same path.  Lean on Next Step as your support network as you work toward sustainable sobriety.  You don’t have to make the climb back to a life of meaning by yourself, but you do have to start.  Take the next step toward your future today.