Referring Professionals

Next Step Recovery is committed to supporting our residents’ successful transition to our housing, and this commitment begins before our clients join our transitional living community.

We work closely with individuals, families, treatment facilities, educational consultants and other health-care providers to ensure we meet every client exactly where they are in their individual recovery journey. With our residents’ consent, we welcome ongoing communication with their extended support team including family members, referring professionals and other care providers.

If you are a referring professional, the following information can help your clients and their families take the next steps to join our recovery community.

Safe, Structured Transitional Living

Next Step Recovery’s structured recovery program includes:

  • Optional intensive outpatient program
  • Individual case management
  • Mandatory daily 12-step work
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Job search support services
  • Life skills education & sober recreation
  • Onsite house managers and 24-hour peer support
  • Transportation for work, school, and volunteering

We offer a unique blend of clinical and peer-based support. All of our residents have daily access to our program’s licensed professional counselor and clinical addictions specialist, certified substance abuse counselor, house and case managers, sponsors, and fellow residents who share their own recovery experience, strength and wisdom.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our optional 12-week intensive outpatient program provides the perfect bridge from inpatient treatment to transitional living and offers extra clinical support for individuals with complicated addictions histories, multiple relapses or little experience in recovery. Currently, our IOP is only open to our recovery program residents to ensure program quality, continuity and safety.

Length of Stay

All potential residents are asked to commit to stay with us a minimum of 90 days and are encouraged to stay longer to ensure long-term recovery success. Most of our residents stay with us for 6 to 9 months and may stay as long as a year and a half in our program.

Application Process

If your client or family member is in need of post-treatment sober housing, we encourage you to begin the application process several days prior to discharge as we cannot accept anyone into our recovery program until they have been pre-approved for our housing.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions or would like to arrange a tour of our transitional living homes, please contact Susan Stader at or call 828.350.9960. You may also Fax us at 828.350.9916.

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