Otter House Recovery

Sober Living Home Program

The Otter House Recovery Sober Living Home Program

The Otter House Recovery sober living home was created to provide a supportive and safe environment for young men who are struggling with substance abuse. Our staff is highly skilled and has a wide range of experience, all firmly grounded in the 12 Steps of Recovery.

Residents are trained to identify the root causes of their addiction to drugs or alcohol, learn new skills, and live a happy, joyful, and sober life. The sober living program at Otter House Recovery helps residents achieve their goals. The sober community continues to support graduates even years later.

After treatment for addiction or detox, residents at our home can build a sober support network. People who have been through addiction themselves are more likely to sympathize with you. It is an amazing experience to live with others who are working together to overcome their addictions. Newly sober residents can benefit from the advice and support of others who have been sober for longer periods. However, as they move along their own paths, many find that being a support person is the most healing activity.

Otter House Recovery believes that long-term recovery can be achieved by taking a rigorous approach to the problem, and not simply abstaining from alcohol or drugs. The Otter House Recovery sober living program has a very structured structure. Residents at our Asheville sober living facility follow a structured daily routine, set goals and strive to improve their lives.

Our program is deeply rooted in honesty, integrity and accountability. Many people arrive at Otter House Recovery after failing repeatedly to become sober in other sober living facilities or recovery residences. Many of these young men arrive depressed and broken. However, they experience a profound transformation at Otter House Recovery and become confident, free and, most importantly, sober young men.

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Sober Living House Structure

All residents receive an assessment prior to entry into our Asheville Sober Living residence. Daily structure includes house dinner meetings, abstience/12-step based community in recovery, on-site house managers/mentors, an individualized program from community members, daily AA/NA/CA meeting attendance, weekly unity meeting, and regular random drug testing.  Our program also includes weekly family updates, sponsorship recommendations, and court advocacy.

Sober Living Home Program

Otter House Recovery is a structured sober living with an intricate understanding of the tools it takes to maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle; open-mindedness, honesty, and accountability. We have created an environment that operates much like a family unit, which promotes camaraderie, self-empowerment, and personal development through peer feedback and community support. Our team is comprised of members of the recovery community that understand the obstacles of new-found sobriety and the effort it takes to maintain long-term recovery. We live and breathe recovery aiming to provide a sober and supportive environment for our house members and alumni.

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Sober Living Home Accommodations

The sober living home comes equipped with wireless internet and HDTV, laundry facilities, and an in-house computer for job search and school use. Our house provides bedding, towels, and housewares needed for a comfortable stay.

Sober Living Referrals

We provide a variety of referrals to special services, including addiction interventions, life skills coaching, residential treatment prior to entering sober living, individual/family therapists, fitness and holistic professionals, physician/psychiatric services, wilderness programs, and educational counseling.

You’re stuck, overwhelmed, and tired, and you need help finding your way forward.

Why Choose Otter House Recovery

Quality Services

After having studied many treatment programs and sober living houses, our team has put together a program that will offer everything our clients need to succeed.

Professional Care

Our founders have put together a great team of doctors, therapists and sponsors that can help with continuing their care during treatment.

Certified Staff

Our team of therapists and medical providers are all licensed and certified to provide the highest quality patient care.

Caring Community

Otter House Recovery works to keep families and friends involved in their loved one’s recovery. We strongly suggest that all of those involved to learn how to help those going through recovery.

Financial Education

Otter House Recovery works with the clients to learn the fundamentals of creating a solid financial foundation. Topics that will be taught include: Budget Creation, Credit Building, Financial Independence and efficient spending habits.

Networking Program

Our founders have put together a program to help clients learn the foundations of professional and personal networking. Our clients benefit by learning the basics of networking to working and learning from business professionals Otter House works with.

Family Program

Our team works with clients and their families to facilitate phone calls, share pictures, schedule check-in's with the owners/managers and helping implement boundaries while in treatment.

Career Planning

Otter House Recovery works with clients to build a set of professional goals (short, medium & long term), help acquire internships and network with business professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Otter House Recovery helps young men trapped in the vicious circle of addiction.

No matter if you were addicted to opioids, crystal meth or alcohol, the Otter House Recovery sober-living residence treats your thoughts and behaviors that can lead to addiction. Otter House Recovery staff understands that different levels of addiction exist and that recovery is different for each person.

Some people arrive at our Asheville sober living facility having lost everything. They might have lost all their relationships with family and friends, lost their jobs or become homeless during their addictions. Some people arrive with their lives seemingly intact but the sad realization that they cannot stop using drugs and alcohol. Otter House Recovery’s addiction treatment program can help you transform your life, regardless of your addiction.

Otter House Recovery provides a variety of tools to help individuals overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Residents take part in both solo and group activities throughout the day that support recovery from substance abuse disorder. Residents not only work to achieve sobriety now, but they also learn strategies and skills that will reduce their chances of relapse in the future.

Our program is grounded in the 12 Step Recovery Programs principles as laid out originally by Alcoholics Anonymous. Residents attend Otter House Recovery’s daily meetings. This allows them to extend their sober support network beyond the walls of Otter House Recovery and into the wider world.

Otter House Recovery graduates have established strong relationships at Asheville recovery meetings, making them well-equipped for sober living outside of the walls. Otter House Recovery residents also go through the 12 steps with their sober mentors and sponsors. This gives them a lot of experience in recovering from addiction.

Otter House Recovery is different from other sober living houses because it is firmly rooted in the 12 Steps of Recovery. It is also highly structured and centered around the principles of honesty integrity, accountability, responsibility, service, and accountability. If you are struggling with recovery or relapsing, Otter House Recovery is the place for you. It is one of the most prestigious sober living homes in Asheville.

Otter House Recovery believes that addiction to drugs is more than just about getting rid of them. Recovery involves addressing the root causes of the addiction and developing the skills and coping strategies necessary to sustain sobriety.

Otter House Recovery provides a variety of services that can help people on their path to recovery. These services include:

  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • House Unity Meetings
  • Monitoring of Medication
  • Employment Support
  • Money Management
  • Family Outreach

Otter House Recovery founders have a wealth experience in sober living and recovery. They are passionate about helping young men trapped in the addiction cycle. This sober living program for men aims to rebuild lives. It is a difficult process but one that they do with great compassion. Many young men have broken free from addiction by participating in the Otter House Recovery program.

Otter House Recovery is a program that helps people in the Southeast US with alcohol and drug addiction. Otter House Recovery is located in Asheville and offers a sober community as well as a structured program for behavioral modification that is strongly rooted in The 12 Steps. Otter House Recovery can help residents find financial assistance to pay for sober living. Otter House Recovery is the ideal place for people who want to achieve freedom and happiness. We are happy to provide more information on Otter House Recovery’s history, core values and the day-today operations of the program.

Young people have cited drug overdose as the leading cause of death from a young age, surpassing automobile accidents. This is especially true in North Carolina which has the fourth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in America. 4 868 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. These horrendous statistics are largely due to the fact that opioids kill on average 464 people every year. Although drug abuse does not always lead to death, the nonfatal overdoses that occur and the medical complications associated with substance abuse are significant challenges for Asheville’s health infrastructure.

The opioid epidemic has led to an increase in hospitalizations and emergency rooms visits by 31% and 51%, respectively. People of various financial resources are affected differently by drug addiction, so there are many people who can’t use these services. Many others find themselves in huge medical debt, even though they have recovered from an overdose. Asheville’s addiction problem can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. It can affect your health, family’s ability to stay together, your financial well-being and even crime rates.

Many of these people are unwilling or unable to seek treatment. These statistics do not include the many people who have not been diagnosed with substance abuse disorder. People aren’t treated or counted for drug addiction, which can lead to increased mental illness, broken families, crime and a decreased quality of living. These consequences can limit one’s access crucial resources.

Because of the stigma around addiction, many people with substance use disorders are reluctant to seek help. The United States, and Asheville in particular, promotes a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps value system, wherein individuals are expected to rise above life’s challenges through sheer force of will. Addiction is not cured by willpower alone. It works by suppressing the individual’s ability make their own choices.

Seek outside help to find relief. Asheville is blessed with a large sober community, as well as a wide range of treatment centers and sober living spaces. Even for those who seem to have lost everything because of addiction, it is possible to live a sober life. Recognizing the problem is key to getting help.

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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