Equine Therapy for Substance Abuse

The climb toward recovery is easier to make with companions.

Not all of these companions need be human.  In fact, animal-assisted psychotherapies can be extremely powerful.

At Next Step Recovery, we use equine therapy to help our residents get in touch with themselves.  Horses mirror human emotions surprisingly well.  Equine therapy has been shown to increase self esteem and the ability to cope with difficult situations—important things for recovering addicts.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

Our program is designed to make sure you never have to make that journey alone.

Finding the Compassion Within: Equine-Assisted Therapy (E.A.T.)

There is a variety of clinical evidence for the power of equine therapy.

It is used to help treat a variety of mental disorders, from autism to addiction.

Residents of our men’s program love it and we’ve seen great results.  The evidence shows that equine therapy has a synergistic relationship with other clinical therapies.  Not only does it offer its own benefits, it increases the effectiveness of other aspects of our program.

We strive to help young men return to society and live healthy, happy lives.

Whether it be horses or high ropes courses, we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.  Begin your journey back to a life you’re proud of today!

Ready to Take the Next Step to a Life of Sustainable Addiction Recovery?

What They Say About Us

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 lives across the country and 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 Steps Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

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 lives across the country and 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 Steps Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

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 lives across the country and 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 Steps Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

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 lives across the country and 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 Steps Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

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 lives across the country and 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 Steps Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member

IOP & Transitional Sober Living

Next Step Recovery focuses on life after rehab.

Our program features two major pillars:

Sober Living Program

True recovery takes time.  Our long-term addiction treatment programs facilitate true healing through structure and community.  We help you replace unhealthy thoughts and behaviors with new ones.  Day by day, you develop habits that lead to a better, happier life.  

Sober Living →

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program helps recovering addicts continue substance abuse therapy outside of an “inpatient” environment.  It is an ideal way to continue treatment while still living a normal lifestyle.  Next Step offers IOP for both our residents and greater Asheville.

IOP →

The main goal of our programs it to help young men transcend their addictions and create fulfilling lives.

Compassionate, Clinical Care

Next Step Recovery is big on evidence and empathy.

We implement addiction therapies with evidence behind them.  We facilitate change with profound empathy for our clients and residents.

12 Steps

Dual Diagnosis

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Adventure Therapy

Equine Therapy