The Next Step holds an OASAS license to provide residential treatment for up to fourteen women, age 18 and older seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Residents participate in nine to fifteen months of intensive, disciplined, and self-help oriented treatment. The variable length of stay is designed so that each resident's program can be tailored to her individual needs. The Next Step is governed by a Board of Directors. The staff is comprised of professionals with state and national credentials, some experiencing their own recovery.