Daily Life

Our transitional living and intensive outpatient programs are highly structured to provide the best addictions recovery support possible as residents learn and practice healthy life skills that will enable them to achieve a successful long-term recovery.

Mandatory Meetings

Our residential recovery community uses a 12-Step focus to structure and encourage peer support, personal growth and development. We believe this approach is very effective for preventing relapse and for helping residents develop the skills and resources to live a successful and substance-free life. We require all residents to obtain a sponsor and to attend at least 4 AA/NA meetings per week. We also require residents to attend in-house relapse prevention groups, life skills classes and house meetings.

Residents who participate in our intensive outpatient program are also required to attend three 3-hour group sessions each week and one weekly individual session with our licensed professional addictions counselor.

Daily Work

Residents are required to work, volunteer or attend school full time. Learning to balance work with self improvement, personal care and social obligations is excellent preparation for transitioning back into daily life without drugs and alcohol.

Meals and Laundry

Residents are responsible for purchasing their own groceries and preparing meals, other than Tuesday pizza night, where one rotating group prepares a meal for the entire community. Laundry facilities are available in all homes. Practicing these life skills strengthens self sufficiency which is essential to the recovery process.

House Chores

Residents are required to keep their homes, rooms and bathrooms clean and orderly on a daily basis. Managers will conduct room inspections several times a day to make sure that community service within the homes are being upheld.

Curfew/Weekend Pass

Next Step Recovery provides structured supervision by setting curfews and requiring written approval for weekends spent outside the recovery housing. This level of accountability helps residents feel safe and provides the structure necessary to help them succeed in early recovery.


Residents must respect the anonymity of other residents in recovery. Personal or house business is confidential and should not be discussed outside of the weekly house meeting. Personal problems should be discussed privately with the Executive Director, House Manager, sponsor or counselor.