Level of Care I
Outpatient Treatment

Millions of people in the United States struggle with drug and alcohol addiction and find it difficult to achieve lasting sobriety. Many of these people also avoid seeking professional help due to feeling like they cannot afford treatment and/or do not know how to find the time.

At Next Step Recovery, we take a unique approach to drug abuse and alcohol abuse treatment. With the help of our outpatient rehab programs, you can begin your recovery journey from the comfort of your own home. Read on to learn how Next Step Recovery can help you overcome your substance abuse today.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment enables individuals who are experiencing substance abuse to receive the support needed to recover from addiction through a variety of evidence-based therapies. Patients return home at the end of each day. An outpatient treatment program is ideal for those who are not at risk of relapse but could still benefit from treatment to maintain sobriety

How To Know If Outpatient Treatment Is Right For You

Common symptoms of drug addiction include:

  • Developing a physical and mental dependence on the substance
  • Daily thoughts are consistently interrupted by urges to use drugs
  • Experiencing a decrease in social interaction
  • Experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms whenever you try to stop drug use

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Programs For Sustainable Recovery

Outpatient drug rehab includes a combination of clinical services and mental health counseling.  Our outpatient rehab programs will focus on helping you build life skills that will enable you to transition to a healthier life outside of substance abuse treatment. 

The benefits of our outpatient treatment programs include:

  • Gives clients the ability to receive treatment while still navigating daily responsibilities
  • Provides some flexibility for those who need to be at home in the evenings
  • Enables clients to save money, as the costs of outpatient are often less than inpatient services
  • Focuses on relapse prevention
  • Teaches important life skills for how to stay healthy and manage triggers
  • Provides continued support for those looking to maintain sobriety


Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will require you to attend therapy for a few hours 3 to 5 days a week. This will last for 30 days, and then you can transition into aftercare programs if needed. inpatient and outpatient services

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Our comprehensive substance abuse outpatient treatment program meets Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 am.

While in outpatient treatment, you will have access to a variety of therapeutic practices, including:

Program Eligibility For Outpatient Treatment

To determine eligibility, each client is provided with an individualized comprehensive clinical assessment that will identify if they are a good fit for our outpatient programming and, if so, which types of therapies will best support their needs. 

Sometimes if extra support is needed, clients might have the option to participate in our sober living community and/or work with other medical providers, such as a psychiatrist.

Mental Health Services in Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Rehab Programs

Outpatient programming addresses a wide variety of mental health concerns and provides effective treatment to help you develop healthy habits and avoid substance abuse altogether in the future.

This includes our CBT Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Treatment, and Group Counseling. Each of these therapies enables clients to work with a licensed counselor. The purpose is to address any behaviors that are causing someone to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Helps individuals map out their thought and behavior patterns and plays a critical role in addiction recovery. 

Helps individuals learn to manage emotions as they work to change behaviors.

This includes a licensed addiction therapist who guides individuals and their family members through conversations that lead toward healing and repairing the relationship when needed.

This involves a variety of mental health treatments for co-occurring disorders like substance use and other mental health disorders.

This involves listening to others share their stories of addiction as well as sharing your own journey.

All of these addiction treatment services take place at our facility and allow individuals to return to their homes in the evening. This style of treatment allows individuals to receive the support they need in a flexible and accommodating environment. Each of our programs is gender-specific and catered to men for customized care that works.

Outpatient Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions

Our mission at Next Step Recovery is to provide the highest quality of Intensive Outpatient Programs specifically designed for men ages 18 to 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.
There are many reasons why Next Step Recovery is the ideal solution to your addiction treatment. We offer peer support for men who can rise to reclaim their futures in the healing setting of Asheville, NC. Our experienced team provides a wide variety of evidence-based therapies for participants to practice emotional skills that prepare them for life’s challenges, while also allowing them to receive support and encouragement from others on the same path.

While both inpatient treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs address the needs of individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, inpatient services require you to sleep at the facility (also known as residential treatment programs). Outpatient treatment means you attend programs during the day and return to your home at night. Outpatient tends to be a better fit for those with less severe addiction and/or are further along in their addiction recovery process. Inpatient programs tend to be better for those with severe addictions. Additionally, an inpatient program is often needed for those who are at the very early stage of recovery. To determine which type of program is best for your needs, please contact us.

Adventure therapy with Next Step Recovery gives individuals hope, optimism, and fun during their recovery process. Our patients have a chance to enjoy a variety of activities including water sports, high ropes courses, hikes through the mountains of Asheville, and paintball.

To get started with your addiction treatment, please contact us.

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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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