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 […]

Treating Trauma: The Next Chapter Approach

EDUCATE In a previous blog article, we discussed at length how the deep, intensive distress of personal trauma can often lead to dysfunction, dependency, and self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately, although the link between trauma and addiction has been well known for decades, it is uncommon for addiction treatment to focus upon resolving trauma. It is even […]

Trauma: The emotional wound that leaves a lasting mark

Where does addiction come from? Make no mistake. Dysfunctional, self-destructive behaviors don’t simply manifest themselves in a vacuum. They begin with personal trauma. When we trace the roots of addiction and dependency deep into a person’s past, we inevitably discover an intensively distressing event or circumstance that has remained with them, and never stopped affecting […]

Combatting Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

isolation recovery

The key to living a happy and fulfilled life is forming meaningful relationships with other human beings. This is not speculation – scientists have found this to be fact time and time again, through years of tirelessly conducted research and extensive, global studies. In an Australian study conducted in 2012, it was found that the […]

Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

dissociative disorder

When an individual undergoes a severe isolated trauma, or repeated traumatic experiences, he or she is at risk of developing a dissociative disorder. Dissociation is a very common response to traumatic or extremely stressful situation, in fact, recent research suggests that dissociative symptoms are just as wide-spread and common as symptoms of anxiety and depression. […]