Otter House Recovery

Halfway House In Asheville, NC

Substance Abuse Treatment

A Nationally Recognized Halfway House

Otter House Recovery is here to help you overcome the affliction of addiction and we guarantee complete discretion. You don’t need to suffer in silence. Otter House Recovery is a state licensed and CARF (commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities) accredited substance abuse treatment facility. We are a dual-diagnosis facility with a primary focus on substance abuse. We offer individualized, extended-term treatment in an intimate setting located in Asheville, North Carolina. We take a holistic approach to treating addiction, offering a variety of treatment modalities centered around identifying and resolving the underlying issues associated with the addiction. Each client enrolled in our program will receive individual attention from our team of addiction experts, as well as gaining exposure to a multitude of traditional and alternative therapies.

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Spacious Resident Living

Recovery requires a complete change in lifestyle and behaviors. Treatment and therapy provide the insight and tools to do so. We offer a safe, comfortable, and amenity filled residential facility. 

Our residential program allows our patients to safely manage the trauma and mental health issues that led them towards addiction. This allows them to live a fulfilling life.  Residents of our program complete an individualized treatment plan which incorporates important aspects of our program

Clean & Safe Residential Home

Recovery requires a complete change in lifestyle and behaviors. Treatment and therapy provide the insight and tools to do so. We offer a safe, comfortable, and amenity filled residential facility. 

Our residential program allows our patients to safely manage the trauma and mental health issues that led them towards addiction. This allows them to live a fulfilling life.  Residents of our program complete an individualized treatment plan which incorporates important aspects of our program

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Fully Furnished Living

Going through treatment for a drug or alcohol issue requires energy, and focus. An upscale rehab that offers private rooms allows the person going through treatment a private space that’s quiet. Like a little oasis, a private room can provide solace and time to reflect, pray, or just rest.

Our fully furnished rooms allow our residents to stay focused on their recovery and developing healthy life skills that will be integral for living a life in recovery.

FAQ's

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A Halfway House is transitional living, often between inpatient care and independent living post-treatment. It is considered a “bridge” to ease the individual back into living on his or her own in the “real world.” It reinforces the lessons learned in rehab while providing social support to help remain abstinent from drugs and alcohol. It also serves to help the individual prepare for the daily challenges and stressors of everyday life.

Structured Halfway Houses offer more intensive peer support programs than traditional Halfway Houses. House managers and staff work with residents to help them develop new skills and coping tools that are designed to avert the possibility of relapse. Structured Halfway Houses  are so-named because they provide more daily structure in residents’ lives. Because structured Halfway Houses offer more resources and one-on-one attention, they are not only safe and trigger-free living spaces for people recovering from substance use disorders, but effective recovery tools in their own right.

Structured Halfway Houses recognize that long term sobriety depends on much more than just physical abstinence from drugs and alcohol. While living in a structured Halfway House, residents not only work to stay sober, but they cultivate new values, including responsibility, honesty, and integrity. Structured Halfway Houses help residents rebuild their lives from the ground up, often providing guidance on employment, school, and conflict resolution. Like other Halfway Houses, structured Halfway Houses can function as a “bridge” between a treatment center and independent living, but they are also a very effective first line options to recovery for addiction.

Halfway House costs vary independently depending on location, level of structure, and other specific benefits and amenities offered by the program. For example, some Halfway Houses supply groceries and offer weekly drug testing, transportation to 12-Step meetings, and employment support—potentially resulting in higher costs than a Halfway House that does not offer added services. However, some Halfway Houses are more affordable than living independently, since rent is often split between many people.

Otter House Recovery offers a range of room and pricing options in an effort to meet the needs of diverse people. If you are interested in living at Otter House Recovery and you want to get a sense of what rent would cost for you, it is best to contact us directly so that we can discuss your specific needs. We also understand that people who are recovering after years of active addiction often have complicated financial situations. It is our goal to ensure that everyone, no matter their situation or background, has a chance to recover from alcohol or drug addiction.

The most basic and fundamental rule at a Halfway House is abstinence from drugs and alcohol—this is often enforced via random drug testing. However, most Halfway Houses require residents to abide by certain other house rules as well, such as curfew, completing chores, and regular attendance at local 12-Step meetings.

Rules regarding jobs and vehicles vary independently depending on the Halfway House. Since residents often come to Halfway Houses at different points in their sobriety, some Halfway Houses may require a gap of time before the individual is allowed to return to work.

However, reentry into the workplace is highly encouraged at Halfway Houses, with some even offering resume and employment support services.

Rules regarding vehicles also vary depending on the Halfway House. Most Halfway Houses allow residents to have a vehicle, although some places consider it a privilege that can be taken away if certain rules of the house are broken.

Residency at a Halfway House can range from 30-60 days to a year or longer, depending on the specific needs of the individual. Halfway Houses are meant to help the individual build a sturdy foundation of recovery before transitioning to independent life post-treatment. It is a process that depends largely on the behavior, attitude, length of sobriety, and other characteristics of the individual.

When people enter Halfway Houses, the amount of time they stay can vary considerably from person to person. Individuals who are recovering from severe addictions often have a lot of work to do to ensure long term sobriety. After all, withdrawing from drugs and alcohol for a short period of time is rarely sufficient. Most people who have successfully “quit” drugs and alcohol on their own can tell you that!

Halfway Houses generally offer flexible programs that allow people to stay for however long they need. They are unique among addiction resource centers in that they emphasize length of recovery rather than short-term solutions. Most people benefit from staying at a Halfway House for a considerable period of time. In fact, research indicates that people who remain involved in a formal recovery program for longer are less likely to relapse in the long run.

Part of the reason Halfway Houses encourage people to stay on a long-term basis is so that residents have an opportunity to rebuild their lives. Halfway Houses recognize that sobriety depends on much more than physical abstinence from drugs and alcohol. In order to remain sober for the long haul, it is important for people to build and develop sober lives that they won’t throw away so easily. 

While staying at a Halfway House, residents have the opportunity to build sober social support systems that will stay with them for life. They work on unresolved interpersonal issues and learn new ways of coping with difficult situations. Residents also work toward new academic or career goals, so that they can stand on their own two feet by the time they graduate. All of this takes time.

Halfway Houses can improve the chances of remaining abstinent following inpatient treatment. It provides social support among individuals with similar goals. It is a safe and structured environment that nurtures and prepares the individual for reentry into the real world. Some of the most important benefits that residents receive in Halfway Houses include:

  • Constant guidance and support
  • A strong sober social support system
  • Improved life skills
  • A smoother transition to independent living
  • Lowered risk of relapse
  • A safe, trigger-free space to pursue recovery
  • Help finding employment
  • Improved relationships with friends and family
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Great place to start the recovery process before you start out on your own. I still go back there for meetings and to just talk to staff and hang out in a safe environment. Highly recommend if you want to stand on your two feet again.
James R.
Alumni
So grateful for everyone that is a part of this program. Nick, Marcus, Jamie, and Kate are super caring people who put their all into seeing us succeed. I don’t know where I’d be right now if it were not for the skills and support I gained from otter house.
Justin A.
Alumni
I’ve been in the recovery community in Asheville for 2+ years and can say that Otter House truly makes a difference. The staff are all very supportive and are passionate about helping others. I support all that OH does in this community.
Kev M.
Advocate
justin Allard
justin Allard
19:28 11 Mar 21
So grateful for everyone that is a part of this program. Nick, Marcus, Jamie, and Kate are super caring people who put... their all into seeing us succeed. I don’t know where I’d be right now if it were not for the skills and support I gained from otter house. I met people through this program that I will forever consider to be friends. If you or someone you know is struggling I’d highly recommend reaching out to any of the workers here. They truly put their all into helping everyoneread more
Kev McDaniel
Kev McDaniel
18:51 09 Mar 21
I’ve been in the recovery community in Asheville for 2+ years and can say that Otter House truly makes a difference.... The staff are all very supportive and are passionate about helping others. I support all that OH does in this community.read more
James Roquemore
James Roquemore
02:03 08 Mar 21
Great place to start the recovery process before you start out on your own. I still go back there for meetings and to... just talk to staff and hang out in a safe environment. Highly recommend if you want to stand on your two feet again.read more
Mary Bolgan
Mary Bolgan
02:01 08 Mar 21
As an active member of the recovery community here in Asheville, I would recommend Otter House to any men looking for a... safe and supportive environment while they learn to live and stay on right road to recovery. The staff are well known upstanding men in the recovery community and are not only role models for other men looking for guidance, but also fellow addicts who have the firsthand experience of knowing what it’s like to be in early recovery. Otter house is not just a place to live, but a place that makes sure that every aspect of a residents life supports him in becoming a successful and sober member of society.read more
Mary Wray
Mary Wray
00:57 05 Mar 21
I highly recommend Otter House. They have a loving and supportive staff that really cares about their clients. They... bend over backwards to help everyone succeed and offer a level of support that is phenomenal. I will be forever be grateful for everything they did to help my son.read more
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