Category Name: Relapse Prevention

How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

relapse prevention plan

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect every area of your life. Unfortunately, substance use disorders are fairly common in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “10 percent of US adults have drug use disorder at some point in their lives.”[1] Because addiction is a chronic disease, […]

A Recipe for Holiday Success 2022

Recipe For Holiday Success 2022

If you are wondering how to navigate the holidays safely this year, you are not alone. Even in the best of times, holidays can be daunting with the logistical challenges of getting everyone around the table, avoiding the topics that can ruin a meal, and the pressure of living up to often unreasonable expectations. Add […]

Addiction Treatment Costs: How Much You Should Pay & How to Save on Quality Care

Addiction Treatment Costs

Costs of addiction treatment should never hold you back from seeking sobriety. However, addiction care can seem expensive for those with plenty of other financial burdens.  Many individuals with addictions stay away from treatment for this reason. Understanding the cost is an important first step to feeling ready for recovery.  That’s why we’d like to […]

The 12 Step Recovery Program

The 12 Step Recovery Program

At Next Step Recovery, we offer 12 Step Programs for men located in Asheville, NC, that offers the 12 Step Recovery Program for those battling addiction. Our program is a proven path to lasting sobriety. The 12 Step Program is a clinically proven method for addiction recovery. Our program has been shown to be effective […]

DBT Life Skills

DBT Life Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy We offer a powerful tool to assist addiction recovery: DBT Life Skills. Our program is designed to complement our facility’s existing offerings and give men recovering from addiction the foundation they need to provide for themselves and build a better life. This progress is vital to successfully dealing with addiction over the […]

Hope For Recovery: Is There Hope for Real Recovery from Addiction?

Hope For Recovery

If you or a loved one have been struggling with addiction, you may be wondering if there is any reason to hope that things can get better.  That’s a reasonable question given the devastation that often accompanies addiction. Spoiler alert: they can. In fact, hope is the very foundation for recovery.  It’s also the second […]

13 Ways to Enhance The Addiction Recovery Process: From an Addictions Specialist

Enhancing The Recovery Process

Dear Friend, Next Step Recovery recently celebrated its 13th birthday as an organization. In the spirit of celebration, we have compiled a list of 13 tools and methods that can be useful in enhancing and sustaining the recovery process. 1. Gratitude Gratitude is often the catalyst for cultivating feelings of happiness, serenity, and peace. Gratitude […]

When Parents Relapse: Why Whole-Family Recovery Is Crucial

When Parents Relapse

Dear Friend, You may have heard that relapse is part of the recovery process. In our last newsletter, we explored how relapse may be part of someone’s recovery journey and also why relapse doesn’t have to be a given, especially when the right support system and structure is in place, like we provide here at […]

How Will You Prevent Relapse? The Question of Sustainable Recovery

How Will Prevent Relapse

Dear Friend, I have often heard it said that relapse is a part of recovery. For many people in early recovery, this statement may be more true than not. Especially for someone who tries to stop using on his own or who spends a few weeks in a treatment program and then tries to return […]

Next Step Stories: Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse

When people talk about recovery from addiction, they often focus on the worst-case scenario: relapse.  As a person in recovery who has experienced relapse, I have come to believe (1) relapse is not mandatory, (2) if it does happen, it can teach us something, and (3) there are things we can do to move forward […]