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
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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.
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.
The main goal of our program is 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.
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.