What It Takes to Create a Community Where Those in Recovery Can Thrive

Learn How to Create a Community That Supports Addiction Recovery

How Friendly Are You? Creating a Safe Place for Recovery Here in Asheville, we pride ourselves in being friendly. Really friendly. Our businesses are environmentally friendly. Our restaurants and businesses are dog friendly. We’re definitely vegetarian friendly, and we’ve even been referred to as the “Vegan Capital of the South.” Asheville was the first official […]

PIVOTPoint WNC: Powerful Medicine in the Mountains

Powerful Mountain Medicine

I landed in Asheville, NC raw.  Raw, confused, angry, and terrified.  I had checked two large suitcases under the small puddle-jumper.  They charged me an extra fee for the 2nd bag.  I am grateful that there are no check fees for the mountains of shame and guilt that I had also brought with me on […]

Next Step Staff Stories: Elliot Kimball – Resident to Recovery Case Manager

Elliot's Story

Elliot’s recovery story I arrived at Next Step on July 24, 2015.  It was my mother’s birthday.  Two months prior, my active addiction culminated in traumatic fashion.  I woke up in a hospital bed, unsure as to how I got there.  I soon realized how fortunate it was that the outcome wasn’t substantially worse.  That […]

A True Story of Hope

A True Story of Hope

My name is H**** E******.  I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I now reside in the peculiar little city of Asheville, North Carolina.  I love it here, and I couldn’t really ask for more than what I’ve got in my life today.  My life had always been a good one; the people around me […]