Addiction is a disease that affects
everyone in a family, not just the addict. When residents become a part of our
recovery family, we often have the honor of becoming a part
of their families as well.
We strive to involve
families in the recovery process whenever possible. We are
always grateful when we earn the trust and support of our
residents' families. We invite you to read some of their
reflections about Next Step Recovery for Women.
Next Step Recovery
for Women welcomed us with open arms to their
beautiful facility in the mountains of North Carolina. The
Director gave my daughter and I a tremendous amount of
time and thoughtful attention to ensure that he fully understood
my daughter's needs, so he could provide the best treatment
possible for her.
The culture that he has created at
Next Step Recovery for Women has resulted in a caring staff,
a community of women who care and look out for one another,
and a place where the women feel cared for and nurtured by
the staff. It is a safe haven for them to come home to after
venturing out into the world with their newfound sobriety.
Next Step's director has been
consistently available to me as well—for education, reassurance
and coaching—and he is always honest and forthcoming
about the total reality of what is going on. Nothing
goes undiscussed and, therefore, there are no secrets
or concerns stuffed under the rug. He encourages the
women to use their real life experiences to learn and
grow from, and he and his staff are doing their best
to prepare them for living in the stressful real world
while remaining clean and sober.
Asheville has a growing sober
community and there are plenty of young people who are
walking the path of sobriety. My daughter made immediate
friends in the local AA and NA meetings and, even without
a car, was able to obtain transportation to and from
those meetings. I would highly recommend The Next Step
Recovery House for Women to anyone who is looking for
a safe place for their daughter to ‘land’ after treatment
or for women who could use the extra support of living
in a loving, supportive community of women.