International Overdose Awareness Day: Liturgy of Remembrance

International Overdose Awareness Day Liturgy of Remembrance In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, and those who we have lost to overdose, TND’s Chaplin, Kelley Doyle, held a brief memorial service for all clients and staff. It served as a safe space to remember and honor friends and family who we have lost. It also […]

Pause and Ponder: Weekly Meditation

A few weeks ago, several TND staff were among the crowd at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville when Ben Rector sang these words: Dream on Dream on Even when you’re afraid all your dreams may be gone Just dream on Dream on When the world says you’re crazy Just tell them they’re wrong and dream on […]

Celebrating Independence Day Every Day

How Woman Are Finding Freedom at the Next Door   Independence Day is one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays, signifying the United States’ declaration of freedom from British rule.  At The Next Door, we see women experiencing many different areas of newfound freedom as they move toward lifetime recovery from drugs and alcohol.   […]

TND’s Summer Reading List

As the Clinical Executive Director of The Next Door, I always strive to put my best foot forward when serving our clients. Trying to learn new ideas regularly, specifically through reading, is just one of the ways I have found that helps me in the process of serving our clients the best way possible! This […]

Celebrating Juneteenth and Ending Enslavement to Addictions

On June 19, millions of Americans will celebrate “Juneteenth,” the longest-running African American holiday. In Texas, slavery had continued long after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Many slave owners from outside the Lone Star State had moved there, as they viewed it as a safe haven for slavery. On June 19, 1865, a full two […]

5 Myths about Therapy

May was Mental Health Awareness Month and we want to conclude such an important month by debunking some myths people have when they think about therapy. People often think you only need to go to therapy after experiencing deep trauma, but therapy is a helpful tool for everyone – no matter what stage of life […]

Four Steps to Support Loved Ones in Recovery on St. Patrick’s Day

  “Any holiday is just another reason to use.”   That’s how many individuals struggling with substance abuse feel—especially with a celebratory holiday like St. Patrick’s Day this week. A large aspect of addiction is the denial that there is any sort of problem, and justification for using can go hand in hand with denial. […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day TND Style

As we are preparing for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, they can often center around parties, alcohol consumption, and nights out with your friends. Between 2009-2013, we lost 276 lives to drunk driving accidents and that number has only increased over the years. Let’s do what it takes to make sure we don’t lose lives this […]

How to Love Someone in Your Life Struggling with Substance Use

How do you love the individual in your life struggling with substance use well? How do you love them while still protecting your heart? Valentine’s Day is filled with love and celebrating with friends, family, and romantic partners. Love is in the air – but not everyone is feeling the joy of the holiday. If […]

The Black Community and Addiction – Celebrating Black History Month

Since Black History Month was first observed in 1970, it has honored the contributions and sacrifices the Black community has made to help shape our nation. It serves as an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural heritage, adversities, and triumphs that are an undeniable part of our country’s history. During this month, The Next Door […]

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