Alumnus book now available

“On the Other Side of Chaos, Understanding the Addiction of a Loved One”-  was released by the Central Recovery Press and is now available to the public!

We are proud to announce the book publication of our former student, Ellen Van Vechten. Paperback copies can be found for sale at major retailers.

Editorial Review

Cover for book On the Other Side of Chaos
Publisher: Central Recovery Press

“On the Other Side of Chaos is a timely and relevant text that offers practical, sound and heartfelt information and support for the family and loved ones of those living with addiction. Armed with evidence-based and practice-information data, Ellen Van Vechten walks the reader through pertinent information on substance use and treatment, as well as providing a call for family and loved ones to engage in their own recovery. Perhaps most importantly, Ellen uses her own experience of living through a loved one’s addiction to bring empathy and grace to what is often such a challenging experience.”

Brian Kelly, PhD, Director of Advanced Accredited Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program, Loyola School of Social Work.

About the Author

Headshot of book author Ellen Van Vechten
Ellen Van Vechten, JD, MSW, CADC practiced law for over thirty years and experienced the crises of addiction in her own family. She obtained a MSW from Loyola University Chicago – School of Social Work (Class of 2011), with an emphasis in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, as well as nonprofit management and philanthropy. She completed her internship at the Addiction Counseling and Education Services program of Catholic Charities in the City of Chicago. She is also Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois.