The Recovery Community in Asheville, North Carolina

Environment is a crucial part of recovery.

Asheville has everything young men in early recovery need—and then some.  Not only is the Asheville area a place of incredible scenery, its people welcome others with open arms.

At NSR of Asheville, we strive to help the men in our program rebuild their self worth.  It’s never easy, but an accepting, caring community increases the chances of success.  That’s why our small Appalachian city has played a part in the recovery stories of so many.

As we say:

“Recovery is the Real Adventure.”

Asheville provides the perfect setting to rediscover the hero in you.

Finding "Home" in Recovery

Addiction tends to fracture relationships and destroys homes.

It’s no surprise then, that early recovery is often accompanied by intense loneliness.

Surrounding yourself with positive people who want to see you succeed is one of the best ways to fight that.  You’ll find them in abundance here—within our program and without.  This is the kind of place filled with the type of people who will cheer for you.

Come make lifelong connections in Asheville, as so many of our graduates do.

Ready to Take the Next Step to a Life of Sustainable Addiction Recovery?

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HOSPITABLE. Affordable. Fun.

A Beautiful Community with Beautiful Views

We aren’t the only ones who love Asheville!  See what what everyone else has to say about lovely Appalachian home.

#8 Best City in the United States 2019

Travel + Leisure - July 2019

#8 Reader's Choice Best City in the US

Conde Nast Traveller - October 2018

Top 7 Destination for Adventure Seekers

Luxury Travel Magazine - April 2019

Finding True Support in Community

At NSR of Asheville, we work hard to be one of Asheville’s best addiction recovery programs.

Yet we know that we are lucky to be surrounded by a strong recovery-conscious community.  Lasting recovery requires a continuum of care.  We let other focus on detox while we work to make sobriety sustainable.

Residents of Asheville benefit from a variety of addiction support services and therapy groups.  There are also various opportunities for young men looking to continue their education while progressing through recovery.


Our program is designed to help remind men in early recovery that life is worth living.

We couldn’t have asked for a better location to do so.  Unrivaled hikes.  Jaw-dropping views.  Rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.  A growing music scene.  Foodie paradise.  Hospitality like nowhere else.

Some might say living in Asheville is therapy within itself.  Still, we use modern clinical methodologies like the 12 steps, CBT, and DBT along with Adventure Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, and Martial Arts to help men reclaim their lives.


“Dear Next Step,

I am a neighbor of one of your Asheville houses. I just wanted to say that while I keep my distance as I know the residents need privacy, I pray for the guys and their healing and recovery and hope each of them know that they are people of worth and important members of our community.  I am not sure if folks in recovery feel the larger community supports them or not, but there are many out here rooting for them from behind a quiet wave “hello.”

Keep up the good work Next Step!”

A.M., Beloved Neighbor

Still Not Convinced Asheville is the Best Place for Your Recovery?

What They Say About Us

"Before coming to NSR of Asheville, my life was in tatters. I felt defeated. The first day I arrived at Next Step, I was swinging. I was so angry. I was lost, hurt, and confused. I was living in paralyzing fear; yet, this place, these people, accepted me... They have shown me that a new life is possible. The staff here helps me grow into a better man every day... I owe the person I am today to Next Step's guidance."

J.C., Beloved Client

"NSR of Asheville is a safe place with people I not only consider a great staff, but also have come to love as family. They treated me with love, compassion, and respect. They helped me see things I couldn't; helped me grow as a person and changed my perspective on many topics. The people at Next Step will forever hold a special place in my heart."

B.D., Beloved Resident

“This is the longest I have ever been clean and Next Step is the reason for that. It has provided me with a safe place to begin my recovery”

T.A., Beloved Resident

"IOP was the perfect activity to both keep my week busy while also being able to fully focus on my recovery. The top notch staff members and therapists made this 12 week program one I will take with me wherever I go."

L.M., Beloved Resident

"I am so grateful for Nextstep and all the staff members. This is definitely the place I needed to come after I got out of treatment. Here I got connected to the recovery community in Asheville and made some good friends here at the houses. Nextstep has not only taught me what I need to do to stay clean but I have learned so many life lessons while I was here. I will stay in contact with Nextstep because this place has given me my life back and for that I am so grateful!"

Z.A., Beloved Resident

"NSR of Asheville was exactly what I needed in the early stages of my recovery! I spent so many years of my life hiding behind a bottle, and I couldn’t take it anymore! Susan and her staff helped me to get back on my feet and start the process moving on and loving life without the use of alcohol or drugs. After my 3 months here with next step, I chose to stay in Asheville and continue to work on my self, with their guidance. I couldn’t imagine my life today if I was still stuck in my old ways, Thank you NSR of Asheville!"

Z.B., Beloved Client

"You may have to leave family, friends and your old life behind as you start recovery. Next Step provides not only a home for you to start over, it gives you a spiritual cleansing. From the staff to my housemates, Next Step has 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."

M.R.K., Beloved Resident

My son completed 3 months of sober living at Next Steps Recovery, 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.

K.W., Family Member

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Start Your Recovery Adventure Today

Recovery is the Real Adventure.  Embrace the journey with other young men on the same path.  Lean on NSR of Asheville as your support network while you work toward sustainable sobriety.  You don’t have to make the climb back to a life of meaning by yourself, but you do have to start.  Take the next step toward your future today.