We offer a wide range of sober living services, all individually designed to help you reach your full potential. Just a few of the things we offer, for example, are:
Middle River was established in the Asheville community in 2013 by Adam and Lisa McIsaac. We provide motivated Men a foundation upon which they may gain access to freedom from the bondage of alcoholism and addiction. We as a community are committed to making the recovery and safety of our residents our number one priority. Our sober living homes in Asheville serve as a great, and often necessary, starting place in which residents can learn to live daily life clean and sober with the guidance of other individuals who have personal experience with the recovery process. Asheville has a very strong 12-step recovery community and is a great place to start your recovery journey.
"Living at Middle River Asheville Sober Living has been a great experience for me. Middle River made transitioning from a treatment center into a recovery environment very easy. The structure of the halfway house allows you to make your own decisions while having rules that hold you accountable. It has helped me grow into a productive and respectable person, while teaching me the importance of being responsible. I owe a lot of my happiness and recovery to the structure that Middle River Asheville Sober Living has helped me build."
-- Dominic P.
"Until 9 months ago, I had used every day for about a decade, so living life on life terms was foreign to me. While in treatment, my discharge planner and I began coordinating things with Middle River Asheville. I spoke with Lisa on the phone and we discussed various procedures and rules regarding living at Middle River. When I arrived, I was greeted by Lisa, one of the owners of Middle River Sober Living. She was extremely kind yet very serious, which is a difficult and impressive temperament to have. The house was very nice, that I could hardly believe 6 male drug addicts/alcoholics had been living there. She showed me to my room and was very pleased about my situation at this point, on my bed laid a really soft blanket and bedding. Every day for the first few months, Lisa would leave extensive lists of places that were hiring in Buncombe County pretty much. Thanks to her, it was unnecessary to enter vocational rehab, because I already had a caseworker more or less finding me potential work. Adam and I, the other owner of the houses, connected right off the back, and he, like Lisa, had been brought to our knees by the same stuff. Throughout the 7 months I was at Middle River Sober Living, they became my friends, and that's something that in the 2 years prior of me bouncing around halfway houses, I had never experienced. They provided me with priceless insight and guidance that only a fellow addict, and individual actually living a spiritual life could give. I am eternally grateful for the two of them."
-- Dylan H.
"My experience at Middle River Asheville was really good. It taught me how to be responsible for myself and was a good place to be early in recovery. It helped me a lot to live with others in recovery."
-- Sheldon C.
Adam is a seasoned Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. For over 16 years Adam has been helping individuals and their families navigate addiction and the path of recovery. Adam has been actively involved in continuous personal recovery since 2005 and has enjoyed living in the Asheville community since 2008. In his free time, Adam enjoys Hiking, Live Music, Camping, Yoga & Meditation.
Lisa has over 16 years experience working in the field of behavioral and mental health and over 19 years of active continuous personal recovery. Lisa has enjoyed living in the Asheville community since 2008. She received her degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (I). She is currently in graduate school receiving her Master's degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Reiki Practitioner and a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner trainee.
For the past 5 years Veronica has been our accounting specialist. She has over 6 years of professional experience in the addiction recovery field and over 18 years of personal experience in recovery. She is currently in graduate school receiving her Masters in Public Affairs and Administration.
NCARR seeks to ensure a standard of excellence among its members thus becoming the trusted resource for both professionals looking to provide addiction recovery services and for persons in need of addiction recovery services to find each other wherever they are in the continuum of care.
All staff of Middle River Asheville shall value and respect each resident and put each individual’s recovery strengths and needs at the forefront of all decision making. To meet this obligation, we adhere to the following principles:
The Code of Ethics must be read and signed by all those associated with Middle River Asheville.
Individuals subject to this code are obligated to report unethical practices according to the reporting rules set forth by the affiliate.