We know our program works because our residents tell us in so many ways – with hugs and laughter, shared struggles, victories, visits from alumni who are excited to tell us how well they’re doing, and how they’ve made it through another day substance free.
We invite you to read some of the personal testimonies of men we’ve had the privilege of helping.
What Our Residents Are Saying...
"Heartbreak and Triumph"
About a week into my sentence, I did not know it, but my life was about to change drastically. I had several seizures, but one incident led me to rock bottom-- literally. I had fallen off of my top bunk and landed on the cold, unforgiving concrete floor. The force had broken my ribs and my head was split open. All I remember seeing was crimson blood when I came too. The cell filled with the metallic smell of my own blood, pooling around me. This was the result of going cold turkey off of the myriad of narcotics and alcohol I had abused for years.
I remember thinking I was paralyzed from the fall, confused and disoriented, they rushed me to the emergency room. After stapling my head and treating my contusions and other injuries, I slowly regained my faculties and asked for my Higher Power to help me. I went to rehab for the last time, as I had done seven times before, and dozens of detoxes. I had made a promise to God (and myself) that if I pulled through and made a full recovery, I would stop my decades long history of drug use and live my life clean and sober.
I came to NSR of Asheville previously in 2014 and my stay only lasted a week before I crawled back into a bag and a bottle. As I learned, the only way to remain sober for any amount of time takes a willingness and commitment that I did not possess. Susan Stader, the owner, and the amazing staff at NSR of Asheville have helped open up a new world for me I could never have begun to fathom out there in the harsh, deadly confines of my active addiction. I returned in November of 2020 and I was ready to quit and contemplated an end to my suffering. With no clue where to go next or where to begin. They have advocated and supported me in every way imaginable. They even helped to diagnose and treat my underlying mental health conditions.
NSR of Asheville not only saved my life, but helped me build a better life for myself in the process. They have helped me become the man I truly am and had no clue that I was. If I can do it, anyone can do it. I recommend NSR of Asheville to anyone who wants a change for the best. I am doing things I thought impossible such as not only working full-time, but excelling in my career field. I can not emphasize how grateful I am for all NSR of Asheville and the sober community have helped me achieve. They are like a second family to me. If I can do it, anyone can. Thanks for reading.