Entries by Cindy Smith

The Next Door’s Homecoming 2018: Hands up for Recovery!

by Ashleigh Rakestraw, Clinical Services Program Manager of The Next Door
On September 19th The Next Door excitedly hosted the first ever TND homecoming event. Staff and alumni from all over middle Tennessee came to celebrate recovery, celebrate each other and celebrate the place that so many of them call “home”.…

That Glow!

by Holly Cammuse, Assistant Director of Nursing of The Next Door
As I waddle around the building the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I have heard this phrase over and over again, “You are just GLOWING, Holly!”  I have assured all parties involved that the “glow” they are imagining is probably just sweat glistening from my newly formed mustache… O the joys of pregnancy hormones! …

Encouragement in Recovery

by Kristy Pomeroy, Community Services Manager of The Next Door
Freedom Recovery Community is a very busy place this summer. We currently have 21 women and 22 children living on property full time and have 12 children who come for visitation.…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

by Carrie Fraser, Director of Clinical Support Services of The Next Door
Mark 12: 30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Step 12: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, the documentary about the life and ministry of Mister Rogers, please go see this movie.…

Useless Information

by Chuck Gaines, TND volunteer
Most of the recipients of The Next Door’s online newsletter will not know who I am.  And I am very comfortable with that because I will not know most of them either.  That seems to be the common denominator in America these days:  pretend to know more than you really do! …