Entries by Morgan Coyner

Recovery Changed My Family

– Written by Elizabeth Tipton, The Next Generation Board Member
Like many people, I have seen the impact of drug and alcohol addiction on friends and family.  Addiction can wreak havoc on an individual and everyone whose lives they touch.  I have also seen the amazing healing and transformation that recovery can bring.…


– Written by Tambi Swiney, Spiritual Wellness Coordinator
Genealogy has become an incredibly popular hobby and a multi billion-dollar industry in the United States in recent years. Why? Because people are curious about their family’s roots. They want to know where they came from, who they came from.…

Rooted and Grounded in Love

– Written by Tambi Swiney, Spiritual Wellness Coordinator
In his letter to the church at Ephesus, after reflecting on his divine calling to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the Gentiles, the Apostle Paul records a heartfelt prayer for the Ephesian believers: “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Fall Benefit 2019

– Written by Laryssa Schepel, Community Outreach and Events Coordinator
My job title at The Next Door is “Community Outreach and Events Coordinator.” When introducing my role to others, I tell them that half of my time is spent cultivating relationships with local businesses and churches, and the other half is helping coordinate fundraising events at The Next Door.…

Six Reasons to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

-Kristi Fritch, Pharmacy Intern; Emily Kohal, Family Nurse Practitioner; Mel Kirby, Registered Nurse
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, it’s a day to promote best practices regarding medication and to give people a chance to return any medications they no longer need.…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

– Written by Jane Saffles-Granville, Therapist
Many years ago, at a different job in a different state, I had a client who came to my agency with the worst black eye I had ever seen. She had fled an abusive relationship and was homeless in a strange city.…

Faith, Hope, and Recovery

– Written by Anna Derrington, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
One day while I was sitting in treatment at The Next Door, a volunteer came to share some hope with my fellow group of residential clients.…