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Asheville, NC

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Please review some typical questions below, and hopefully you’ll find answers here. If not, please feel free to contact us with further questions, at or call (828) 350.9960.

1. Is NSR a treatment center?

No. NSR is not a treatment center. We provide structured sober living housing for men transitioning from alcohol and drug treatment programs and for those who need extra support in early recovery. Our program is staffed with trained and licensed addictions professionals  and live-in house managers who are actively working their own 12-step program of recovery. Learn More.

 2. Will my son see a counselor every week?

It is important to remember that we are not a treatment program; we are a residential sober living program. Our program has been designed to support men through some of the most difficult time after inpatient treatment, and how to live life on life’s terms without drugs or alcohol. This program is also designed to hold people accountable for their actions which, in and of itself, is a therapeutic intervention. Our qualified staff are here on-site 24 hours a day to make sure that residents of our community can ask for help in a more organic way. We have an open-door policy which means that, within a short and reasonable amount of time, we are able to address whatever issue or struggles folks are dealing with.

3. Does NSR provide meals?

No, NSR does not provide daily meals. We do provide Tuesday night pizza and NSR augments the pantries with food bought from the local food bank – in general, we get whatever is available and split it between the resident apartments.

4. Can my son have a car at NSR?

Yes. We do not have a particular rule that says one can’t have a vehicle. Our recommendation is to wait until after the first 30 days but it is entirely a family decision. NSR provides transportation to meetings every night except Tuesdays (in-house meeting) and job search Mon., Tues., and Wed. We also provide transportation to Wal-Mart every Wednesday and Saturday.


Residents must have a valid drivers license and insurance – all copies must be submitted to the office for proof.

5. Can my son have a cell phone and computer?

Yes, however, we strongly suggest and encourage new phone numbers and, if using an old phone, erasing all contacts or erasing the old phone.

6. How much money should my son have each week?

Next Step Recovery recommends no more than $100 a week. Newcomers are requested to keep cash locked in the office and hand in receipts for each cash purchase. This helps with accountability but also with Life Skills class on Money Management.

7. How can I get money to my son?

The fastest way is to go to our home page and click “Make A Payment.” Once there, you can put cash onto his cash account via CashBox and we will manage the rest.

8. Can my son come home for a visit?

After 30 days, residents are eligible for an overnight pass or home-visit. Residents must meet all requirements before granted a home visit or overnight pass. Please check the house contract for more information.

9. Can I visit my son at Next Step Recovery?

Yes. We ask all parents to visit on weekends whenever possible, in lieu of coming to visit during the week when there are mandatory meetings and job searches.

10. Does Next Step Recovery provide jobs to residents?

We do not provide jobs, but we do have one staff member whose main job is to help new residents find employment. Next Step Recovery takes residents out to locate these jobs and for interviews Monday-Thursday.

11. What should my son bring with him upon admission?

We always encourage people to bring their own bedding in order to feel comfortable while here. If folks need help with bedding, please let us know in advance. We also ask that residents bring their own towels and personal hygiene products. Space is limited – bring things that will make your stay comfortable, including interviewing attire.

  • Bedding (twin size)/pillow
  • Towels/personal hygiene
  • Work boots (if needed)
  • Hiking boots (needed for Sunday Adventures)
  • 3 forms of identification
  • If medication is needed, please bring at least a 30 day supply
  • Please do not bring mouth wash (or any products containing alcohol)
  • Please do not bring clothing advertising beer or drugs
  • Clothing for suitable weather, plus hangers
  • Computers and cell phones are permitted

12. Are there financing options for families seeking this program?

Please visit the links below.

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