Support Services

Next Step Recovery provides residents with access to a variety of clinical recovery support services, support groups, job and educational resources that make our program a great next step for successful young adult transitional living and long-term recovery for men of any age.

We also offer an optional 12-week intensive outpatient program for individuals who need extra clinical support to help them transition to transitional living. Our in-house IOP can be especially helpful for men with complicated addictions histories, multiple relapses or little experience in recovery. Currently, our IOP is only open to our recovery program residents to ensure program quality, continuity and safety.

Please call 828-350-9960 or email for a detailed list of referrals in the area.

Support Groups

Our transitional living recovery program is designed to immerse men in a 12-step way of life. Residents are required to attend at least four AA or NA meetings per week and obtain a sponsor. Western North Carolina has a strong recovery community, and AA and NA meetings are held every night of the week at a variety of locations.

Alcoholics Anonymous of Asheville – Support group for adult men and women that uses the 12-step program to help members stay sober. 828.254.8539.

Narcotics Anonymous – Support group for those recovering from substance-abuse addiction. 24-Hour Hotline 828.258.4537

Al-Anon/Alateen – Support organization for friends and families of alcoholics. Online support available. Educational Resources The greater Asheville area offers a variety of excellent educational opportunities including four-year universities, private colleges, arts and technical schools, and specialty certification programs.

Smart Recovery – SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points: Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation; Point 2: Coping with Urges Point; 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors; Point 4: Living a Balanced Life


Educational Resources

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College (AB-Tech) — Offers 2-year degree programs and courses in business, computers, engineering, construction, health care, hospitality and more. 828.254.1921.

Mars Hill College — Four-year private liberal arts college 15 minutes North of Weaverville rooted in the Christian faith offering a variety of bachelor’s degrees in arts and sciences. 866.642.4968.

Montreat College — Christian liberal arts college located in Black Mountain, NC. Also offers graduate programs and an adult studies program in Asheville. 828.669.8012.

Mountain Area Distance Education Program — Located in Flat Rock, NC, offers a distance learning Master’s of Social Work degree program from the University of North Carolina. 828.337.4267.

Lenoir-Rhyne — Lenoir–Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts university founded in 1891 and located in Hickory, North Carolina, USA. The university is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

University of North Carolina at Asheville — Four-year liberal arts university that is part of the highly rated 16-campus University of North Carolina system. 828.251.6600.

Warren Wilson College — A unique private liberal arts college based on a triad that places equal emphasis on academics, work and service learning. Well known for its environmental programs as well as its Creative Writing MFA. 828.298.3325.