For Families & Friends of Those Suffering with Addiction

The road to recovery is hard to survive alone.

Fighting for our family and friends is never easy.  But we all know that it is worth it.  That’s probably why you have found yourself here.

At Next Step Recovery, we believe recovery is a family journey that should include family recovery support.  Our addiction treatment programs equip men with interpersonal skills that can help to repair relationships.  However, they are never the only ones that need healing.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

It’s always better when those on the journey have support from those they love.

The Family Recovery Journey: From Trauma and Shame to Acceptance and Healing

Addiction takes a tremendous toll on families who often struggle for years with the emotional, financial, and physical consequences of untreated addiction.

Recovery often includes relapse, job loss, and tumultuous relationships.  These patterns can rapidly snowball, particularly when families don’t get support for their own recovery process.  Even the best recovery programs can fail to heal long-standing family trauma without complete buy in.

The good news is that families can have a tremendous positive impact on recovery when they commit to their own healing.  In fact, recovery offers many opportunities to build stronger families through self-discovery, personal growth, and cultivating more authentic, healthy relationships.  Some of our family testimonials are proof of that.

There are many ways families can support their own healing process.

Whole Family Healing

Reviews From Family

Here’s what the parents of a recent alumni had to say:

“As parents of a young man who is struggling with addiction, it has been gut wrenching to say the least. 

After several inpatient treatments and other facilities, Next Step Recovery has been a godsend to us, as well as to our son. Next Step Recovery is committed to helping their residents transition into a normal, addiction-free life. They do this by providing life-skills training and requiring several AA meetings each week. The program is designed to give these men back their pride and dignity. 

We have seen a change in our son. Probably the biggest difference with Next Step is they care. Susan and Mick have a place in their hearts for their residents, and they care about them. They want them to be successful. They have always been there for us and my son—anytime we needed them. They understand what the residents and their families are going through. 

You will not find a more caring, well-equipped, or safer place than Next Step Recovery. God bless the staff and their work there.”

SA., Family Member

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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 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.