One Step at a Time

We at Next Chapter believe that our fully comprehensive clinical program is, in the majority of cases, best supplemented by an introduction to and education on the 12-step method of recovery. While we understand that the 12-step method of recovery may not be necessary for some our clients, many of the men we treat struggle with dual diagnosis disorders.


Even if a client is being treated for mental health or trauma as a primary diagnosis, we may recommend he attend outside 12-step meetings if we believe that he would benefit from them. In many instances, we find that supplementing clinical recovery with a 12-step program of some kind to be extremely beneficial. We introduce our clients to many varieties of program – not merely Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.


Some other programs we may familiarize our clients with include:

  • SLAA – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • OCOA – Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Al-Anon – For the friends and family members of addicted individuals
  • Coda – A 12-step meeting for codependents
  • Refuge Recovery


Many of our residential staff members have personal experience with 12-step programs and are available to act as mentors to our clients, helping them better navigate the 12-step method of recovery. Clients who choose to further explore the 12-step method will be taken to 12-step meetings daily and will be guided through the process of obtaining a sponsor and building a sober support system. Clients will be encouraged to socialize with their sponsors and sober supports, which will assist them in developing strong positive ties to the sober community.


Clients will learn all about the ways in which other men, serving as examples, have succeeded in becoming fully functioning members of society. Clients will become increasingly involved in the daily, weekly and monthly practices of spiritual growth and development. On Sundays, sponsors and guest speakers will visit the property for a day of fellowship, recovery and fun.


Hear what real people experience at Next Chapter, in their own words.



No matter who you are, these kinds of challenges are nearly impossible to overcome on your own. Next Chapter can help you break free from the impact of mental health, trauma, and the cycle of addiction.