We are reaching out to the community to share information on Next Step Recovery of Asheville’s transitional living homes, a 501c3 non-profit we support, and why it is important to choose a safe, supportive environment to recover. Details on our organization and its mission are available here.
“A safe, supportive environment is among the most important things that any individual will need when recovering from substance abuse and dependency,” states Susan Stader of Next Step Recovery of Asheville. She continues, “We focus on providing a welcoming environment where our residents can feel at ease while they recover and adapt to a new, healthier lifestyle without being judged. By being surrounded by other individuals who have lived through similar life experiences and know the struggles of recovery, our residents can build meaningful bonds and truly feel that they are not alone during their stay.”
Next Step Recovery understands that residents need more than a place to sleep. In addition to the peaceful and accepting environment, they offer different programs that promise to give residents the best opportunity for long-term success. Throughout their stay, residents will be supported by a caring community of peer support specialists who are proudly committed to helping them succeed.
One of the programs they offer is their Extended Care Service. This program caters to individuals coming from an inpatient treatment, detox, or even an outpatient program. Residents will be surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere and be provided the needed dedication, attention, and support to help transition into a recovery lifestyle. They go beyond the 30, 60, and 90-day programs and onto sustainable addiction recovery, showing their residents the tools that they will need moving forward with their lives.
Stader states, “Sustainable recovery is possible, but it takes work. At NSR of Asheville, we bridge the gap between inpatient detox and long-term self-sufficiency. It is common for substance users to lose their social skills during their lapse, and thus we focus on turning our residents back to being contributing members of society. We provide the guidance and support that they will need all throughout their path. While it will definitely not be easy, together with the other men in our program and our clinical staff, you can reach the summit of your own personal power and create a fulfilled life.”
Next Step Recovery also offers a 12-step program built out of clinically proven methods that have been proven to work effectively in an individual’s recovery. They tailor this program to respond to the needs of their residents, making sure that everyone gets the support and guidance that they need through their journey. This is one of the biggest keys to their success, starting with matching residents with the right therapies at the right times.
They have achieved several success stories with the people in the Asheville community. A recent piece of feedback proudly shared on their website serves to highlight this, stating that, “You may have to leave family, friends and your old life behind as you start recovery. NSR of Asheville provides not only a home for you to start over, but it also gives you a spiritual cleansing. From the staff to my housemates, they have brought a new meaning to recovery. If you let them work with you, you’ll find more than a recovery house, you’ll find yourself again.”
Another individual similarly states, “My son completed three months of sober living at NSR of Asheville, surrounded by kind, caring and compassionate staff, with all the skill sets required of true professionals to guide and assist him in living a productive, healthy, sober and happy life. He flourished and started to smile and enjoy life again during those three months. He now is starting to build a career for himself and is enjoying the normal things in life that had been missing for so many years. As a family, we have been blessed to have been connected with NSR of Asheville. Thank you.”
Click here to take a tour of their recovery homes.