Golf FORE Recovery | 10 Year Anniversary Kickoff 

Rebuilding Lives Through Structure, Community & Self-worth
It begins in Asheville
A Word from Our Founder
Meet Susan
Susan Stader, Founder and Executive Director


Addiction has been in the news a lot lately. Television documentaries have chronicled the stories of addicts from all across the country. Historically high cases of heroin and opioid abuse are at the forefront of political discussions. Online site  Buzzfeed recently ran a story about "a national opiate epidemic". 

With all the information in the news swirling around, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and disheartened. Take heart; there is hope for the addicts in America. When considering recovery programs, research organizations like National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) for up-to-the-minute, accurate information. 

We at Next Step Recovery have used our experience in addiction recovery to compile a list of 10 Tips for Families in Recovery. It is meant to be a downloadable, printable guide to provide hope and reassurance. Click here to get your copy.

Spring is in full bloom in many parts of the country. I hope you are enjoying the sights and smells in your neck of the woods. We at Next Step are gearing up for our Tenth Anniversary Golf Tournament on September 17th of this year. Opportunities to sponsor Golf Fore Recovery are still available! Click here for more information about our sponsorship packages and perks.

Happy spring and happy April from all of us here at Next Step Recovery!

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Susan Stader, MS, LPC, LCAS

Next Step Staff Spotlight
Zack Lowe tells his story of addiction and recovery
Say hi to Zack
Zack Lowe
House Manager, Job Manager & Job Coordinator
The last time I got high was Halloween 2010. That night, I caught my house and myself on fire while cooking meth. I was sent to treatment and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Treatment taught me to do the "next right thing", so while I was locked up I sought to better myself by completing the Department of Corrections' substance abuse program. The sentencing judge could see the work that I had been doing and released me on shock probation after only 4.5 months.

From there, I went on to complete the Next Step Recovery program. That was where life really began for me. Since I was 12, I had been getting high and not really growing up or learning anything so Next Step was where I started over. I took chances and was constantly encouraged to step out of my comfort zone. That is where I started to see true growth. I became friends with some of the NSR guys and the staff. They were genuine and actually seemed to practice what they preached. It motivated me to follow in their footsteps.

Once I got a sponsor and started doing step work, I started seeing where I could help others. This helped me to stop seeking only to help myself, which was the mindset that I kept while I'd been using. Working with NSR gives me constant opportunities to continue helping others and step out of my comfort zone. It has been extremely challenging at times, but getting through those times has brought the greatest rewards.

As I work with all the guys new to recover, I share my experiences with them and hope to inspire them to live the life that they deserve and to truly discover their potential. Since arriving in Asheville and attending NSR, I have met my amazing wife, had two beautiful children, and live a life that I never would have dreamed would be mine. My gratitude is immeasurable.

Golf FORE Recovery 
Sponsorship Opportunities  
Golf FORE Recovery
GOLF FORE RECOVERY is a family-friendly, captain's choice tournament on Saturday, September 17th with a 9am start. No handicap is too high!

Registration is $95 per player and includes a catered hot lunch, snacks and drinks, contests, prizes and a raffle. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are offering alumni families a special registration fee of $85 per player.

Proceeds benefit Next Step Recovery's transitional living program for men, which is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, wholly funded by its residents, grants and fundraising efforts. 

We are currently seeking sponsors for the GOLF FORE RECOVERY tournament. Please review our Sponsorship Levels and let us know how your organization or family can help us support recovery and healthy families and communities in 2016.

Thank you to our earliest sponsors!
Burning Tree Long Term Drug _ Alcohol Treatment Center
Oak Tree Recovery Homes
The Road
Gift with Donation
For a limited time, receive a copy of "Listening to the Grass Grow", a collection of stories by Harry C. 'Cuz' Bagley, when you make a donation to Next Step Recovery.
Our Welcome Video
This is a short introduction to our program which has the ideals of personal transformation and recovery through community and structure; and the development of life-long practices which sustain and grow a healthy life of sobriety. Our program is proof that freedom from addiction is not only possible, it's happening now, right here in the mountains of western North Carolina.

NEXT STEP RECOVERY, INC  is a recovery house for young males 18 years of age or older who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.