Daily Life

Our  intensive outpatient programs are highly structured to provide the best addictions recovery support possible as residents learn and practice healthy life skills that will enable them to achieve a successful long-term recovery.

Mandatory Meetings

Our residential recovery community uses a 12-Step focus to structure and encourage peer support, personal growth and development. We believe this approach is very effective for preventing relapse and for helping residents develop the skills and resources to live a successful and substance-free life. We require all residents to obtain a sponsor and to attend at least 4 AA/NA meetings per week. We also require residents to attend in-house relapse prevention groups, life skills classes and house meetings.

Residents who participate in our intensive outpatient program are also required to attend three 3-hour group sessions each week and one weekly individual session with our licensed professional addictions counselor.

Daily Work

Residents are required to work, volunteer or attend school full time. Learning to balance work with self improvement, personal care and social obligations is excellent preparation for transitioning back into daily life without drugs and alcohol.

Meals and Laundry

Residents are responsible for purchasing their own groceries and preparing meals, other than Tuesday pizza night, where one rotating group prepares a meal for the entire community. Laundry facilities are available in all homes. Practicing these life skills strengthens self sufficiency which is essential to the recovery process.

House Chores

Residents are required to keep their homes, rooms and bathrooms clean and orderly on a daily basis. Managers will conduct room inspections several times a day to make sure that community service within the homes are being upheld.

Curfew/Weekend Pass

Next Step Recovery provides structured supervision by setting curfews and requiring written approval for weekends spent outside the recovery housing. This level of accountability helps residents feel safe and provides the structure necessary to help them succeed in early recovery.


Residents must respect the anonymity of other residents in recovery. Personal or house business is confidential and should not be discussed outside of the weekly house meeting. Personal problems should be discussed privately with the Executive Director, House Manager, sponsor or counselor.

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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.

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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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