Camaraderie in Trauma Recovery

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One of the most beneficial aspects of inpatient treatment is often overlooked. Not only does a residential treatment setting allow for intensive, clinical and therapeutic healing, but this type of setting also allows patients to foster strong, interpersonal bonds. Bonds that will be essential to continued recovery. For those who have long-since struggled with life-threatening […]

Staff Highlight- Hugh Nash


Meet Hugh Nash, the Director of Business Development for Next Chapter Treatment. Hugh has been heavily involved in numerous aspects of the treatment industry for over 26 years. His roles at Next Chapter include cultivating referral relationships, developing marketing strategies, and assisting families who are seeking help. Hugh draws from his personal journey of recovery […]

Escaping Irma – Days 2 and 3

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Many of our clients come into treatment with a long-standing inability to form healthy and meaningful relationships with other men. Many of our clients come in with unresolved relational trauma that occurred during childhood; trauma that has deeply (and often unwittingly) affected the nature and quality of all interpersonal relationships since it occurred. In some […]

Staff Highlight – Dr. Robert Steinberg

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Meet Robert Steinberg, MD – our beloved Next Chapter Medical Director! Dr. Steinberg brings nearly 30 years of hands-on experience to the Next Chapter team, and continues to contribute an unparalleled amount of professional knowledge and personal insight to our comprehensive program.  Staff Highlight – Meet Dr. Robert Steinberg I grew up in New Jersey.  […]

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, we tend to think of war-scarred veterans, grappling with recurring nightmares and auditory hallucinations. In reality, PTSD can affect almost anyone – it can stem from any number of traumatic events, and result in any number of symptoms. Some cases of PTSD are […]

Staff Highlight – Laurie Watter

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Laurie Watter, RN, BSN, received her undergraduate degree in nursing and healthcare from Alfred University and a graduate certificate in Addiction and Recovery from the University of Florida. Her professional focus changed direction when she learned first-hand of the ways in which chemical dependency can impact a family. She is a nationally certified family recovery […]

Am I an Enabler?


The concept of enabling may seem somewhat straightforward – when we enable a loved one, we do for others what they need (and can) do for themselves. However, it can be exceptionally difficult to determine the difference between supporting, assisting, and enabling – especially when loved ones are involved. Parents are biologically hardwired to want […]