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Next Chapter Now Offering Intensives!

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We at Next Chapter offer a comprehensive inpatient treatment program geared towards helping men overcome the lasting effects of trauma, mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. However, we recognize that – although typically immensely beneficial – inpatient treatment is not right for everyone. In some instances, individuals will benefit more from a short, intensive therapeutic program. […]

Lacking Resolve – How to Beat the New Year Drop-Off

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Happy New Year! Happy New Year! The clock strikes midnight and just like that, the new year has begun. For a fleeting moment, we feel a strong sense of community – we hear our friends and neighbors cheering in celebration; fireworks speckle the sky, party horns sound, and we give a big, optimistic hug to […]

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 […]