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Daily Life

Our  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.

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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 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.