Important News for Families 


Dear Family and Friends,


I am excited to share with you some of the upcoming changes here at Next Step Recovery that will enhance your family member’s recovery experience with us.


This October, we will move into three beautiful houses that are closer to Asheville and the many work, school, and 12-step supports the city has to offer. We’re looking forward to the guys having more room to stretch out, cook together, and support each other in shared living spaces.


We will continue to offer the same level of highly structured recovery support, with individual on-site house managers and 24-hour staffing. All of our recovery programming — including our life skills classes, group meetings, and optional intensive outpatient program — will continue to be provided at our Hendersonville Road office with transportation assistance for residents who need it.


Our first move-in day is October 14, and the rest of our residents will move into their homes the week of October 21. We’re grateful to be able to move into bigger, better housing without having to raise prices!


Over the past 11 years, we have moved twice, and both have been wonderful bonding experiences. We usually have a lot of fun, and it’s another great opportunity to practice making positive changes.


Be on the lookout for additional details (and photos) as we finalize housing and roommate assignments.


New Admissions Director, Old Friend


 We're also happy to announce that our own John Libby will be taking over as our new Admissions Director starting October 2 when Brian leaves to pursue his next big adventure. We will miss Brian and the great work he has done for Next Step Recovery during his time here. 


John has been with us for several years, first as a resident and then working for us in a variety of capacities including house manager, case manager and admissions. John has a great rapport with our residents and will continue to support and encourage them as he moves into this new leadership role.


The next time you call in, you are likely to get John, so be sure to introduce yourself. He’d love to get to know you better!


If you have any questions about our upcoming move or any of our recovery programs or services, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.




Susan Stader


Letter from Brian Nolan 

Dear Families and Friends,

It is with mixed feelings that I report my resignation from Next Step Recovery. I have a heavy heart because I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing leadership team in Susan Stader and Terry Streeter and the dedicated staff they have put together. This staff works tirelessly to encourage those they serve to grow and get better. I am excited because I have learned and grown myself up here and feel that it is time for me to take my "next step."

My final day with this committed staff will be September 29th. It has been an honor to work with Next Step, to serve this population and their families as Next Step's Admissions Director. I look forward to many more years of collaboration and friendship with Next Step Recovery.

I welcome all of you who want to talk to me to arrange a time to talk before Friday but if I don't have an opportunity to say a formal goodbye, it has been a pleasure working with all of you! You’re in good hands with John Libby and of course Susan and Terry.

All the best,

Brian Nolan

900 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 203 | Asheville, NC 28803