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 […]

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 […]

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 […]