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 [email protected] 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.

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.