Support Services

Next Step Recovery’s IOP provides The Greater Asheville Community a variety of clinical recovery support services, support groups, job and educational resources specifically designed for men ages 18-40.

Also, our 12-week intensive outpatient program helps individuals who need extra clinical support. Partnering with NSR of Asheville’s Transitional Living Program, we provide in-house IOP which can be especially helpful for men with complicated addictions histories, multiple relapses or little experience in recovery. 

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

Support Groups

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


CAGE Questionnaire  (Screening Test for Alcohol Dependence)

DAST (Drug Abuse Screening Test)

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.

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.

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.