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 […]

Ethical Treatment? Never Heard of It.


Something isn’t quite right when your lab ‘fires’ you for bringing in too few urine tests.  Watching a loved one struggle with substance dependency is an emotionally devastating experience; those of us who have experienced active addiction firsthand know that there is little we wouldn’t do to help end their suffering. Because we are so […]

Malia Birk – Staff Highlight


Meet Malia Birk, LCSW, one of the invaluable Primary Therapists at Next Chapter Treatment. Malia is a licensed Clinical Social Worker; she received her Master’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University, where she graduated with honors. Malia has been heavily involved in the recovery field since 2010, and has extensive experience working in […]

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.  […]

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 […]