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 […]

Surviving the Holidays – Recovery Edition


The holiday season is finally upon us. As we plan the feast, deck the halls, and prepare to welcome in a new year, we may be overwhelmed by a flood of over-commitment, high expectations, and emotional exhaustion. The holidays can be a joyous time – a time spent vacationing from the stressors of day-to-day life […]