Transitional Sober Living for Men

True recovery always requires a transitional period.

Winning the fight against addiction is never simple.  Our sober living program helps men win that fight—through structure, community, and self love.

At Next Step Recovery, we offer more than just a “halfway home.”  We take a holistic approach to addiction, equipping men with the skills they need to achieve long term addiction recovery.  As Asheville’s premiere sober living program for men, we take pride in the care we provide.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

Our program is designed to provide a pathway along the journey to lifelong sobriety.

Beyond the 30, 60, 90 Program & On To Sustainable Addiction Recovery

Sustainable recovery is possible.  But it takes work.

Next Step bridges the gap between inpatient detox and long-term self sufficiency.

The trail up the mountain from addict to contributing member of society is full of thorns and pitfalls.  Yours may even have creatures of self-contempt laying in wait for you along the way.  You’re going to have to fight through all of it.

While we can’t make the climb for you, we can help light the way.

Together with the other young men in Our Program and our clinical staff, you can reach the summit of your own personal power and create a fulfilled life.

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

More Than Just a "Halfway Home"

You won’t find another program like Next Step Recovery.

Sure, we offer many of the things you’ll find at other sober living facilities in Asheville or elsewhere.

What makes us different is the compassion-first approach.  Several of our staff members have struggled with addiction in the past—including Susan Stader, our founder.  No one feels empathy for an addict like another addict can.  This helps Next Step bring another level of understanding to the table.

Moreover, our program is designed to help young men find compassion and empathy for themselves.

Self-love is essential to our program.

We use techniques like Adventure Therapy and Equine Therapy to help our patients break out of their patterns and gain perspective.

This is essential for long term recovery.

Why Transitional Sober Living?

We use this model because it works.

Many recovering addicts feel a lack of direction after leaving short term treatment facilities.

It’s hard to imagine how a 30, 60, or 90 day program would be enough for any addict to gain long term sobriety.  Detox is only the first step.  After that, the real work begins.

Our program creates a sense of comradery between the young men we treat.  In the short-term, this creates that crucial support network every recovering addict can benefit from.  Over the long term, it creates lasting friendships that sustain lasting sobriety.

A life of self sufficiency is the ultimate goal.

Our transitional living program supports young men in the attainment of that goal.

Take the Next Step from a life of addiction to a life of meaning and fulfillment today.

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

Tour Our Sober Living Homes

Real Living Spaces for Real Recovery

Next Step homes are designed to be places of comradery and companionship.

We choose open, well lit houses with inviting shared spaces.  This includes well furnished kitchens, spacious living rooms, and outdoor sitting areas.  Our accommodations help set the stage for a healthy living habits post recovery.

In the words of one of our residents:

“The living situations are of the highest quality and no expense is overlooked. While living in three separate houses, of my own decision, each one was more beautiful than the last. The neighborhoods range from downtown art get-a-ways to sprawling suburban areas that truly leave each individual with the feeling that they are in a actual home rather than a facility.”

Environment plays a major role in how we feel about ourselves.

That’s why we are so intentional about the houses we choose and the way we furnish them.  At Next Step you get lots of open areas, windows, bright colors, inspiring artwork, live plants, and more.  We want our residents to live, sleep, well, and ultimately heal well.

grail house living room

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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 first step toward your future today.