Spring is officially here! This month marks spring break for many schools and colleges, and the Easter holiday for some . Excitement is riding high for the upcoming days of summer and all the activities that go with the summer season.

Those spring break and summertime activities can also be wrought with triggers for addicts. If you have a loved one who suffers with addiction, it is important to do your best to mitigate those triggers and to celebrate the season without the influence of drugs or alcohol. For some practical tips on how you can help a loved one overcome addiction, please click this link to download the article "10 Tips for Families in Recovery".

If you're planning a trip to Asheville this Spring or Summer, please feel free to come by to visit.  

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My best,

Susan Stader, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS-I 

There are two general aspects of recovery that I have come to find as essential for myself. One has been connecting to a community of people suffering with the same problem, trying to get better. The second involves working on myself with the direct guidance of someone who has gone through the same process.

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. Click the link below to learn more about our application process.

W hy Sober Living? 

Research consistently shows that participation in highly structured programs like Next Step Recovery greatly reduces the risk of relapse during the critical first year of recovery. Accountability, reliability and 12-step peer support are bedrocks of our transitional living recovery program.
A Day in a Resident's Life

Our program is about learning how to live life fully in recovery. Our daily schedule, professional and peer support help recovering addicts learn how to meet life on life's terms. During their stay, our residents learn the skills they need to build strong, successful and sober lives.
"Next Step helped me to grow up and to go after my recovery. They were supportive and honest with me and they truly want people to succeed. They show you how it is possible to recover but it is an on going process that requires you to work for it and do the steps. I needed to grow up before I could get recovery to work and they helped me to see that and I will love them and the program there forever." - K.L.