Is Your Teen At-Risk for Addiction?
The statistics about the use of drugs and alcohol by our nation’s teens are alarming. The Centers for Disease Control reports that by 12th grade about two-thirds of students have tried alcohol, about half of high schoolers have used marijuana, and 20% of 12th graders have used prescription medicine without a prescription. The National Center […]
Monday Meditation: Healing
– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney As a child, I was fascinated by the story of the four men who carried their paralyzed friend on a mat to Jesus because they believed that Jesus could heal him. Since a large crowd had gathered to hear Jesus that day, when the friends arrived at the house […]
Monday Meditation: The Beatitudes
– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney When Jesus sat down on a mountainside overlooking the Sea of Galilee to deliver what would come to be known as “The Sermon on the Mount,” I imagine that the women and men and children who gathered around him leaned forward, straining to hear his provocative words. The opening […]
Monday Meditation: “The Hill We Climb”
– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney I can’t get her words out of mind. Last Wednesday, 22-year-old Amanda Gorman burst into the world’s collective consciousness as she recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Gorman began and ended her poem with references to light. In the opening line […]
Not Just Another Statistic
– Written by Jane Saffles-Granville, LMSW, Treatment Therapist As a therapist in alcohol and drug treatment, one of the first things I ask my clients in our initial therapy sessions is a simple question: “Why did you come to treatment?” It has a handful of common answers. “For my children,” “I want to learn how […]
Everyday Witness to The Sacraments
Written by Amanda Dunlap, Director of Clinical Services Let it be known right off the bat that I do not claim to be a theologian or pastor by trade, but a therapist by profession, one who is constantly seeking the Lord’s full purpose in my professional and personal life. Over the last six months, I […]
Written by Kate McKinnie, Director of Development In the world of development, our goal is to effectively tell the story of The Next Door’s services – whether that is one-on-one with donors, through grant funding applications, during special events or marketing efforts. One “buzz-word” that is often used is that The Next Door is a […]
The Next Door is a TOP Workplace!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been named a Top Workplace by The Tennessean for the FIFTH year in a row! We are officially in the Hall Of Fame. We ranked 11 out of the 25 finalists in the Mid-size Companies. This year is particularly special, as we received the “Meaningfulness” Award. This means that our […]
Impressions Through The Eyes Of A New Employee
By Morgan Coyner, Grant Coordinator When I came to The Next Door for my final interview, I was surprised to see clients huddled around the front desk. One needed help making a phone call for a ride upon discharge. Another was waiting for her to go get a snack. A few others asked if they […]
Best Graduation Party Ever!
By Linda Leathers, TND CEO High school graduations are always a time for special recognition and celebrations, and typically a “what comes next” question is attached. TND recently had the honor to share in a momentous event with Phyllis, a six-year Freedom Recovery Community (FRC) resident and her son Christian. […]Tagged addictiontreatmentcelebratefaithgraduationhopeliveshereloveRecoverysobrietythenextdoor