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 a 15 hour per week therapy program to help discharged patients transition from inpatient facilities such as a medical detox or residential treatment program. IOP is also for patients when regular outpatient services are not enough.

Intensive Outpatient Program Features

Open to the Asheville Community

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

12 Step Recovery Framework

Relapse Prevention Education

Mindfulness & Self Regulation Tools

Stress Management Techniques

Trauma Resiliency Training

Distress Tolerance Training

DBT Skills Group

How Our IOP Program Works

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition to transitional living 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. Participants also explore wilderness and equine therapies to encourage healing, personal empowerment and community building.

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 15-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.

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 IOP 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 including those related to medications, alcohol/drug screening and background checks.

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.

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.