Grief, Overdose Death & Recovery- The War of the Millennial Generation

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Written by Heidi Dike Kingston, LCSW, C-CATODSW, CSAT-C Overdose deaths in the United States exceeded 49,000 last year, with overdoses from prescription opioids driving these numbers most in the last 10 years. While it has largely not discriminated against any age, race or socioeconomic group, overdose death has changed the way millennials and their families […]

A Different Kind of Treatment

Key Distinctions that Contribute to Next Chapter’s Success Fresh Thinking It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. While this can obviously apply to those with dependencies that stem from personal trauma, it can also apply to how recovery centers treat […]

Program Spotlight – Diet and Nutrition

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Individuals who struggle with mental health conditions will inevitably have a difficult time caring for themselves. Those who battle depression, for example, will likely experience harshly decreased motivation, leading to a decline in exercise and adequate nutrition. Those with substance abuse disorders will prioritize obtaining and using their drug of choice, and in doing so, […]

From Entitlement to Treatment

THE COMPLEX ROLE OF SELF-CENTEREDNESS IN ADDICTION It is a common trait found among many of those undergoing treatment for addiction: A pronounced sense of entitlement. It may be viewed as a lack of gratitude, or even a form of narcissism, and while there is little doubt that it can substantially contribute to the development […]

Tip of the Iceberg

THE SOBERING REALITY OF AMERICAN ADDICTION AND RECOVERY Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to help raise awareness. And it’s with good reason, because the numbers are staggering. But even more alarming than the data about addiction and recovery in America is the hidden potential for […]

Family Treatment VS Family Program

Next Chapter’s Systemic Approach to Treating Dependencies Family Matters It is a well-accepted fact within the recovery community that you cannot effectively treat the addicted without the involvement of their families. Often, family members are the unintentional enablers or triggers for the behaviors that led to dependency to begin with. However, it is also these […]