Why Choose Next Step for Early Recovery?

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The first few months of recovery are crucial.

At Next Step, we leverage the power of community, structure, and self-love to make sustainable sobriety a reality.

Taking back your life is never easy.  But it is possible.  We support the men in our program with both clinical therapies and genuine relationships.  These bonds lift us all up as we undertake the long road to recovery together.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

Next Step is here for you every step of the way.

True Recovery Support

Compassionate Clinical Care

At Next Step, clinical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process.  We use a variety of trusted therapies to help our men face the challenges of early recovery.

Moreover, several of our staff members have had their own battles with addiction.  This creates empathy you can only gain through experience.

Open Door Policy

In addition to mandatory sessions, all residents have access to clinical care six days per week.  When the pain of recovery hits, our door is always open.

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Saturday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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About Our Program

Our program is designed to provide customized, attentive care based on the needs of each individual.

About Our Team

Our team is an all star cast of clinicians, caregivers, house managers, and former alumni here to serve you.

Finding True Support in Community

“Dear Next Step,

I am a neighbor of one of your Asheville houses.

I just wanted to say that while I keep my distance as I know the residents need privacy, I pray for the guys and their healing and recovery and hope each of them know that they are people of worth and important members of our community. 

I am not sure if folks in recovery feel the larger community supports them or not, but there are many out here rooting for them from behind a quiet wave “hello.”

Keep up the good work Next Step!”

A.M., Beloved Neighbor

Building Bonds of Brotherhood

Peer support can be a powerful source of strength for those in recovery.  At Next Step, our men build each other up and hold each other accountable.  Having a band of brothers to count on can make all the difference.  Together, our men rise to reclaim their futures.

Healing in Amazing Asheville

Environment affects various aspects of the recovery process—even more so in early recovery.  Nestled snugly in the mountains of western North Carolina, Asheville provides an incomparable backdrop for recreating a life of meaning, purpose, and value. 

Support. Accountability. Empathy.

Using Structure to Make Sobriety Sustainable

Addiction is a destroyer of lifestyles.  Therefore, it’s no surprise that recovering addicts struggle to regain a sense of normalcy.  At Next Step, our program is designed to help men develop healthy habits that support long-term recovery.

Through routine, we help men reestablish a sense of responsibility that tends to crumble in the throws of addiction.

Transitional Sober Living

The main pillar of our program, Next Step sober living homes are centers for true healing. Living as brothers with others fighting the same battle empowers men in recovery to make change permanent.

Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP is a great solution when residential programs aren't feasible. Practice emotional skills that better prepare you for life's challenges. Receive encouragement and support from others on the same path.

12 Step Meetings

Community Volunteering

Life Skills

Approved Transportation

Distress Tolerance

Adventure Therapy

Meals & Laundry

House Chores

Community Meetings

Curfew System

Job Search Assistance

Equine Therapy

Developing Self Love Through Trusted Therapies

12 Steps

12 Steps Program

Proven. Trusted. Powerful. The twelve steps have helped countless individuals find sobriety.
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Dual Diagnosis

Co-Occurring Disorders

Get ALL of the help you need. Addiction and mental illness go hand in hand. Your solutions should too.
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CBT

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Identify and transforms negative thought patterns to create better habits⁠—and a better life.
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DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Develop skills that aid relationships, make stress more tolerable, and enhance emotional regulation.
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Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy

Rediscover the joys of life with outdoor adventures in and around beautiful Asheville, NC.
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Equine Therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy

Explore emotions in openness and honesty with the help of animal assisted therapy.
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Stories of Recovery

Reviews & Testimonials

We consider ourselves Asheville’s best recovery program for men.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Here’s what one of our recent alumni has to say:

“The men and women of Next Step Recovery are truly devoted to helping men overcome their struggles with drug alcohol addiction and therapy for mental health (dual diagnosis). This place truly helped save my life and I would recommend the Next Step Recovery program to anyone

I received professional and compassionate therapy from the caring and articulated staff at NSR. This program truly changed my life in a positive aspect. I felt at home for the 14 months I resided at NSR and they tailored my therapy as an individual not a number. 

These are some of the most upstanding men and women I have ever had the blessing to meet. If you are looking for a well rounded recovery program that preserves the eccentricity of individuals while allowing a progressive fostering of independence that enables residents to have a fresh start in life. I loved the staff residents and structure of the NSR program.

I am forever grateful for the opportunity to experience the NSR program in beautiful Western North Carolina. Great experience that changed my life for the better!

P.M., Beloved Resident

More Success Stories

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.