Next Chapter Now Offering Intensives!

We at Next Chapter offer a comprehensive inpatient treatment program geared towards helping men overcome the lasting effects of trauma, mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. However, we recognize that – although typically immensely beneficial – inpatient treatment is not right for everyone. In some instances, individuals will benefit more from a short, intensive therapeutic program.…

Trauma Recovery and The Holiday Season

For many, the holiday season is a time of reunion, festivity, and gratitude. We get to see loved ones we haven’t seen all year, we get to take time off of work… everyone we meet seems a little more cheerful, kind, and willing to lend a helping hand. However, there are some individuals that experience…

Not Again

Understanding and Avoiding Relapse A Simple Truth A simple truth of recovery is that it never truly ends. Once our bodies become addicted to something – be it a substance or a feeling – we remain addicted to it for life. To someone in recovery, this can be burdensome. It’s as if one’s past transgressions…

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…

Enmeshed maternal relationship

Smotherhood

EXAMINING THE DYSFUNCTIONAL MATERNAL RELATIONSHIP Everyone has a mother. They bring us into the world, give us care and comfort in our earliest days, and guide us as we develop and grow. Almost without exception, we can rely upon our mothers to worry about us, to look out for and care about us, and to…

Size Matters

Next Chapter finds the “sweet spot” for effective treatment It is not uncommon to find those who believe that “bigger is better.” After all, American society has long celebrated the superlative, which has creating a culture of excess that strongly contributes to the occurrence of drug, alcohol, and other dependencies. The more conscientious message of…

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…