About Us

Our Mission

Next Step Recovery aims to provide the highest quality of Intensive Outpatient Programs specifically designed for men ages 18-40 in early recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders for The Greater Asheville Community.

We implement evidence-based treatment in a safe environment where men can successfully transition back into society as productive citizens.

Our Five Core Values

Building life-long relationships through: Diversity, Hope, Brotherhood, Compassion and Accountability.

Transitional Living & Extended Care​

Next Step Recovery provides integrated access to Intensive Outpatient Program Services for residences of NSR of Asheville’s Sober Living Program.

NSR of Asheville and Next Step Recovery created a special IOP, Extended Care, and Sober Living Environment model to provide residents more support when they need it. This combination model helps provide the quality of care needed to help prevent relapse.

Who We Serve

Those wanting to be free from addiction choose Next Step Recovery because they want to continue working on their recovery in a safe, supportive and substance-free environment. They are fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, coworkers, students and friends. They are ordinary and extraordinary men struggling to overcome what is often a hidden but all too common disease—one that takes its toll not only on the person struggling with addiction, but also on his family, friends, and community.

Fortunately, the disease of addiction is treatable. Next Step Recovery’s structured IOP is important early steps in any long-term recovery plan. Although our program may vary in length depending on an individual’s needs, a 90-day commitment to our recovery program is required.

Our voluntary 12-week IOP is only open to The Greater Asheville Community. Program eligibility and admission are subject to approval by our admissions team and must satisfy our background check.

Alcohol/Drug Screening

We are committed to providing a supportive, drug- and alcohol-free community to our patients in recovery. We enforce this policy by administering random daily drug screens and sending urine screens to a lab once a week.

Admission Accuracy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is where a client works with a licensed therapist to diagnose the root cause of their substance abuse issues. Therapeutically, clients can reduce negative thinking patterns and replace them with healthy, positive habits. These therapeutic techniques help clients understand the challenges they are facing and develop the tools to prevent a relapse in the future.

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Sandy Stader

Medically Reviewed By Susan Stader MS, LCMH, LCAS, CCS

Susan Stader is the founder and director of Next Step Recovery and NSR of Asheville, an Intensive Outpatient Program and a Long-term Extended Care program in Asheville, NC. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling in 2004 at Western Carolina University and went on to get her licensure in addictions and mental health counseling. Susan believes that treatment should be gender-specific and offered in a small setting. Small recovery communities, such as hers, are more intimate and effective in overall client satisfaction and care.

Reach Out Today

Recovery is a lifelong journey, but you don’t need to take it alone. At Next Step Recovery, we give you the tools and support you need to get through early sobriety and find lasting healing. It is our goal to empower our patients to be their best selves and live the life they deserve.

If you have any questions about our programs, methods, insurance, or anything else, reach out to us today. We look forward to helping you to get started along the road to recovery!

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