In this month dedicated to matters of the heart, we are excited to tell you more about the heart (and soul) of Next Step Recovery's residential after-care program, which is now in its 11th year!

We specialize in helping young men ages 18-25 heal from the trauma of heroin and opioid addiction and other substance abuse and mental health challenges. We do have a few residents in their late twenties and thirties, but opioid addiction is vicious and seems to be robbing our youth of their futures. We are passionate about helping young men reclaim their potential and live strong, substance-free lives.

Many residents come to Next Step Recovery after going through multiple treatment programs and relapses. Families choose our program to avoid this devastating and costly cycle of relapse. Our highly structured, evidence-based approach greatly reduces the risk of relapse, particularly when men commit to at least 6 or 9 months in our residential program. Our early recovery community is truly a wise investment in long-term recovery.

In addition to daily 12-step work, residents are provided with all the tools and training they need to successfully make the transition to independent living with strength, insight, and the life skills they need to succeed at work or school.

Here are a few of our unique program features that encourage long-term recovery:
  1. Daily 12-step guidance, sponsorship and fellowship
  2. Solutions-focused professional counseling (DBT & CBT)
  3. Structured, safe and substance-free living environment
  4. Relapse prevention education
  5. Individual case management
  6. 24/7 onsite staff and peer support
  7. Weekly mindfulness and meditation classes
  8. Weekly life skills classes, including nutrition, financial education and sober fun
  9. Transportation assistance to work, school, medical appointments, etc.
  10. Assistance and guidance with job searches
  11. Sunday sober adventures
  12. Ongoing support and education for families
If you or someone you know is looking for an effective addictions recovery program, we invite you to give us a call at 828-350-9960, email us at info@nextsteprecovery.com or fill out our application.

Susan Stader, MS, LPC, LCAS
Founder, Next Step Recovery

"Loving another individual can be difficult, but loving one's self is often a much more arduous task -- especially for an addict. In a program of recovery, it is common to hear from fellow addicts: 'we will love you until you learn to love yourself.'"

"Stop living in the past or the future. Examine your thinking for things that aren't really true. Practice self-compassion and gratitude.'"

Next Step's Welcome Video

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About Our Program

Next Step Recovery provides more than just affordable sober living homes. We are a supportive community of peers and addictions professionals committed to substance abuse recovery. Learn more