Families are a vital component to the treatment process at Next Chapter. We believe that it is essential for the family to simultaneously engage in their own treatment and recovery process. Families will be assigned their own therapist who will work closely with them throughout the treatment process. Upon admission family’s will be asked to complete their own family of origin and assessment packet. Family members together with their assigned therapist will have an opportunity to examine their own childhoods and core issues which have lead to unhealthy patterns of enabling and less than functional parenting. They will learn how to provide healthy support for their loved ones.Our goal is for family members to get the education, support and attention they so desperately need and often do not get when loved ones are in treatment.
At Next Chapter Treatment, we believe the family is just as important to us as is the identified patient. In order to treat the patient, we need to work closely with the family. The family provides invaluable experience and knowledge about the patient and the family system. We believe that just like the patient needs to heal so does the family. By treating the family and helping the family heal we increase our ability to treat the patient.
“My journey (and growth!) of these last several months has been tremendous, and I could not be more grateful to Next Chapter and all involved for your part in helping me to open my eyes and heart to a self-awareness I have not had in a very, very long time. I took your suggestions from our first initial conversations of getting back to 12 step meetings, counseling and my own inward continued journey. I express genuine, true heartfelt thanks for that.
I am in such a better place of working on letting my son’s journey be his very own choices and stepping back with my business being my own and staying out of his. It’s progress and far from perfection, and it’s a start. I feel freer from those enmeshed feelings of when he is frustrated or angry or spent–whatever–and such an awesome freedom from that. I feel freer from that with my ex-husband, my work relationships, my relationship with my current partner. And it feels incredibly empowering, humbling and dare I say at times, joyful.
My own journey continues, as with all. You will remain within. Again, I am beyond grateful for the experience of this relationship with you all in this most precious work you do. And as one of my favorite expressions goes,
More will be revealed!
All the very best.”
At Next Chapter we truly believe that the entire family is affected by addiction and therefore the entire family needs to be treated. Our goal is to not only help the loved one but also to help the family heal from the pain they have experienced.
Many families that come to treatment are confused about addiction, the role family members play in the addiction process, the difference between healthy support and enabling and what lies at the core of some of the major issues. We believe that it is essential we educate and support the family around these issues. When families have a better understanding of addiction and family dynamics they are in a better place to begin the healing process