12 step addiction treatment for men

Extended Care Program for Men in Asheville, NC

Long-Term Addiction Care

The Support You Need

Extended care helps make sobriety sustainable.

For many men in recovery, rehab alone is not enough.

After years of substance abuse, you need more than 30 days of addiction treatment to make lasting change.

The Next Step extended care program offers a platform for just that.  Develop better habits and learn skills that can help you create a better life—free of drugs and alcohol. 

Structure & Community

Take the loneliness out of recovery. Instead, embark on a journey with other men like yourself. Support each other as you reclaim lives of meaning and fulfillment. Establish healthy routines, relationship patterns, and get the clinical care you need.

Reintegration Assistance

Returning to everyday life after detox is never a picnic. Get a jump start on your next chapter with our help. Asheville is a great place to work or go to school. Take your next step back to independence and begin building a life you're proud of.

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Extended Care FAQs

How Extended Care Helps

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey.

Extended care supports you along that journey, 

At Next Step Recovery, we integrate clinical addiction therapy with a residential model that allows us to provide superior long-term care.  Ultimately, your story is in your hands.  But we’re here to help you write the best one you can.  Everyday, we’ll be here to take the next step along the path of sobriety with you.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

Extended care gives that adventure the time it requires.

Addiction runs deeper than substance abuse alone.  You’ll find long-term care is the best way to unearth issues keeping you in the cycle of coping.

Extended care gives you the extra time you’ll need to sustain recovery.  Standard 30-day care programs can only touch the surface of your challenges.  Our extended program is designed with patience and deep healing in mind.  You’ll grow at a healthy pace that keeps you sober for good.

Living with addiction requires you to learn new habits.  By taking time to embrace the ups and downs, you allow yourself to truly learn from your struggles.

Our extended care facility blends proven treatments with an adaptive care model.  Over the next few months, we become your new home as you begin your road to recovery.  Every man in our care is given a custom treatment plan.  As your progress ebbs and flows, your treatments change with you.

As residential extended care, Next Step serves men committed to lifelong change.  You’ll need to do a few things before you enter this level of care.

Our extended care is outpatient—after your detox and any hospital care. Once you’ve gotten clean of all addictive substances, we’ll be waiting. We integrate sober living into our intensive outpatient program under one roof. You’ll live with your new support system as you build towards sobriety.

Extended care for addiction is ideal but not perfect for everyone.  Without proper planning, you might find this program doesn’t fit your situation.

Regardless, your recovery will take time.  By embracing a longer program, you’ll absorb more rehab experiences.  Despite the need to plan for time away from home, our men find the extra practice and support invaluable for staying sober.  We will work with you to make your recovery last a full lifetime.

Your choice of extended care recovery program is no small task.  The team, facilities, and peers that support you will set the tone for your entire journey.

Next Step has worked for over a decade to build a superior rehab experience.  As one of the best addiction care programs in Asheville, we offer many services rarely found together in a single program.  With our support, join hundreds of men that have reclaimed themselves from addiction.

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

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


Sober Living & IOP Enhanced

Designed Around YOU

We’ve built a program out of clinically proven methods. We know that what we do works. It’s worked for 100s of men to date. But that doesn’t mean we take a cookie-cutter approach. On the contrary, we’re big on individual case management.

Responding to the needs of our residents is a major part of what we do. It’s one of the biggest keys to our success. We match you with the right therapies, at the right times. At Next Step Recovery, our residents receive customized care that evolves as they do.

Clinical Addiction Therapies for Sustainable Recovery

12 Steps

12 Steps Program

Proven. Trusted. Powerful. The twelve steps have helped countless individuals find sobriety.
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Dual Diagnosis

Co-Occurring Disorders

Get ALL of the help you need. Addiction and mental illness go hand in hand. Your solutions should too.
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Identify and transforms negative thought patterns to create better habits⁠—and a better life.
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Develop skills that aid relationships, make stress more tolerable, and enhance emotional regulation.
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Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy

Rediscover the joys of life with outdoor adventures in and around beautiful Asheville, NC.
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Meditation, Yoga, & BJJ

Equine Assisted Therapy

Build discipline and more emotional control with activities that increase mindfulness.
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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.