Our Asheville, North Carolina addiction recovery center, NSR of Asheville, is currently celebrating 15 years of addiction treatment services. The center was formed by Susan Stader in 2006 and has provided sober living programs and addiction recovery therapies ever since.
Stader worked in recovery programs in Europe before founding NSR of Asheville and founded it on the principle of building life-long relationships through diversity, hope, brotherhood, compassion, and accountability.
NSR of Asheville has helped hundreds of young men since its inception. It uses an innovative model of support that Stader developed, which is drawn from the work of Rudolph Steiner and also offers the, “12 Steps.”
Stader said, “It is extremely gratifying to be a part of the recovery that so many men have made after coming through our program.” We published testimonials from several previous residents on our website and one resident wrote, “This is the longest I have ever been clean and NSR of Asheville is the reason for that. They have provided me with a safe place to begin my recovery.”
We are located in the Western mountains of North Carolina where there is a great deal of natural beauty in the area. Residents may be offered the possibility of hiking and camping or even whitewater rafting in the area. Ms. Stader said, “Recovery is the Real Adventure, and that’s true, but the beauty of this area is also inspirational to our residents.”
One of the many things that set us apart from other programs is that part of our organizational culture includes the principles of building life-long relationships through diversity, hope, brotherhood, compassion, and accountability,” and we aim to take a full-person approach.
Our men’s addiction treatment center also recognizes that mental health issues can be happening at the same time as addictions and when they do, they must be addressed simultaneously.
We require prospective residents to be drug and alcohol-free before attendance. Our Extended Care Recovery and Sober Living is a customized extended-stay program that Ms. Stader emphasized that it is not just a, “halfway house,” but is instead a whole-person, integrated healing program.
The required minimum stay for Recovery Housing services is 90 days; however, most patients stay from six to nine months. Some previous residents described their experience as being a, “spiritual cleansing.” Ms. Stadler said, “They leave as different, more confident people.”
In recovery herself, Ms. Stader understands the needs that people struggling with addiction. She and her highly trained and compassionate staff have spent the last fifteen years refining and reinforcing the recovery programs in order to help the clients as fully as they can.
She said, “Our program is designed to help young men find compassion and empathy not just for others but also for themselves. Just as it is important for living a balanced life, self-love is also essential to our program. We use techniques like CBT, DBT, Adventure Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, and Martial Arts to help our patients break out of their patterns and gain perspective.”
In addition to its Transitional Living Programs, we also offer access to a 12- week intensive outpatient recovery support program. Using techniques such as the 12 Step Recovery Framework, Mindfulness & Self-Regulation Tools, and Distress Tolerance Training, among others, this program also supports and assists ongoing recovery and helps clients help themselves.
NSR of Asheville is a 501(c)3 organization meaning it is not for profit. Donations to support this important work are gratefully accepted. To learn more about how to support its work and the clients who need it, see the, “donate,” page on NSR of Asheville’s website.
Our website is located at https://NSRofAsheville.org/planned-giving/ and we also publish free, helpful information for anyone in the recovery community.