Intensive Outpatient Program

Transition with the right support to prevent relapse. Next Step Recovery provides Intensive Outpatient Program Services. 

Intensive Outpatient Programs known as IOP, is an optional 3 day or 5 day a week program to help discharged patients transition from inpatient facilities such as a medical detox or residential treatment program. 

How Our IOP Program Works

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition for those who have just left inpatient treatment, have complicated addiction histories with multiple relapses, or are new to recovery.

Our 12-week program is designed to give extra clinical and 12-step support during the early weeks of recovery when the risk of relapse is highest. Next Step Recovery’s IOP uses a three-pronged approach that includes intensive group therapy, individual counseling, and 12-step immersion education to support long-term recovery. 

While offering many of the same benefits, our program goes beyond traditional IOPs by being housed within our transitional living program. Upon completion of our 12-week intensive program, residents continue to receive recovery support through our transitional living program including case management, 12-step support, relapse prevention education, mindfulness meditation, and adventure therapy. Our IOP program is open to the community of Asheville. Sober Living is not a requirement to attend our IOP program. 

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Program Eligibility

As part of admission to our program, all clients are provided with an individualized comprehensive clinical assessment to identify the level and type of support that will best support their long-term recovery goals. If it is determined that extra support would be beneficial, clients may be encouraged to participate in our Sober Living community and/or work with other medical providers such as a psychiatrist.

To ensure the quality and safety of our programming, Next Step Recovery’s IOP is only available to residents of our transitional living program who have met program eligibility criteria.

Intensive Outpatient Program Features

Open to the Asheville Community
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

12 Step Recovery 


Relapse Prevention 


Mindfulness & Self 

Regulation Tools

Stress Management 


Trauma Resiliency 


Distress Tolerance 


DBT Skills Group &

Life Skills Group

Men’s Issues in

Early Recovery

Real Living Spaces for Real Recovery

Payment and Insurance

Our IOP may be covered by most major health insurance plans. We also accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time. Transitional living program fees are not covered by IOP fees and are assessed separately.

Reviewed By Susan Stader MS, LCMH, LCAS, CCS

Susan Stader is the founder and director of Next Step Recovery and NSR of Asheville, an Intensive Outpatient Program and a Long-term Extended Care program in Asheville, NC. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling in 2004 at Western Carolina University and went on to get her licensure in addictions and mental health counseling. Susan believes that treatment should be gender-specific and offered in a small setting. Small recovery communities, such as hers, are more intimate and more effective in overall client satisfaction and care.

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Recovery is a lifelong journey, but you don’t need to take it alone. At Next Step Recovery, we give you the tools and support you need to get through early sobriety and find lasting healing. It is our goal to empower our patients to be their best selves and live the life they deserve.

If you have any questions about our programs, methods, insurance, or anything else, reach out to us today. We look forward to helping you to get started along the road to recovery!

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