Much of the evidence shows that addiction treatment has significantly greater success, and more long-lasting results the longer a patient remains in treatment.

We do understand that some patients will be unable to remain in residential treatment for an extended length of time due to family or work obligations. We at Next Chapter know that life cannot necessarily be put on hold for more than 30 or 60 days, thus we do our best to accommodate those that have specific time restraints on a case-by-case basis. Our program is comprised of five phases; each phase has a unique focus and can be broken up further for patients with time constraints. We even allow some patients to return to Next Chapter for completion of key phases at a later date.

Phase 1

    • Stabilization


    • Primary addiction treatment and education on disease and symptoms


    • Personalizing addiction and Step 1 (powerlessness and unmanageability)


  • Examining the impact of addiction on self and relationships

Phase 2

    • Issues related to boundaries, self-esteem, one’s reality


    • Interpersonal problems and intimacy issues


  • Looking at other addictions or addictive behaviors

Phase 3

    • Family of origin work and closely examining childhood experiences


  • Experiential trauma work

Phase 4

    • Issues related to dependency, moderation and balance


    • Focus on additional addictions (food, gambling exercise, work, sex and love)


  • Relational work with partners or family members

Phase 5

    • Continue work around core and relational issues


    • Job search and vocational


    • Transition to Intensive outpatient program


  • Transition to home or sober living facility
90 Days ago, with little hope and feelings of total helplessness, I drove my son from New York to Next Chapter on a recommendation from our District Attorney’s office. We were meet with an instant feeling of understanding and renewed hope. Addiction is a life-long battle, but with the understanding, therapy and commitment that was given at Next Chapter I feel cautiously optimistic regarding my son’s recovery. Next Chapter and their staff I regard as high level professionals.
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