Strengthening the Foundation: Guiding Those in Need to 12-Step Meetings

Nearly 90 years ago, two men came together with a unified struggle: the struggle of addiction. These men determined that in order to stay sober, they must work with others in recovery. This became imperative. This became the primary purpose, which is now discussed in a 12-Step meeting every hour of every day all over the world.…

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Is Heroin a Stimulant or Depressant?

Vicodin (hydrocodone) is one of many prescription opioids. Opioids are highly addictive substances. Taking Vicodin for longer than necessary, not as prescribed or snorting Vicodin, is a form of drug abuse. While all drug abuse can pose health risks, there are some specific dangers of snorting Vicodin. Snorting can damage the nose, throat, mouth, and…

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Is Cocaine a Stimulant or Depressant?

It is common for drugs to be categorized by their effect on our bodies. Three main categories include; stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens. These differentiations can tell us how the drug may act in our systems. We are asking, is cocaine a stimulant or depressant? We will look in detail at the answer below, the risks…

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What Is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention?

mindfulness-based relapse prevention

One of the most effective therapies used to overcome addiction or mental health disorders is mindfulness. Being aware of the present moment and one’s immediate surroundings is something that can get desensitized over years of trauma or grief, and engaging our senses in the present moment can bring us back to the tools that lay…

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Alina Lodge Interview with NAATP

Alina Lodge Interview with NAATP

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week, our Executive Director, William Robbins, LCSW was interviewed by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). He discussed with NAATP Member, Nikki Soda, the history of Alina Lodge and what sets us apart from other facilities, including focusing specifically on long term treatment and information on our new 90-day program. The interview also…

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What Pros Say

Professionals Speak What Leading Recovery Industry Professionals Say About Alina Lodge Here are a few thoughts from industry professionals who trust their clients to the proven long-term addiction recovery program at Alina Lodge. Our mission at Alina Lodge is to provide effective residential treatment and care, both as a first-stop facility and for the chronically…

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Thanksgiving 2019

A message of recovery and gratitude Thanksgiving Testimonial When I came to Alina Lodge my life was in shambles. I had been living in a flea infested house, unemployed, got kicked out for not paying rent, and all I wanted to do was use drugs until I never woke up again. I had no hope…

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Substance Use And Ed

  Managing the Substance Use Disorder client with a Co-morbid Eating Disorder In my experience, approximately 40-50% of our population of women with Substance Use Disorder have also been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, or display disordered eating behaviors. Due to the severity of both illnesses, and in order to be a more effective therapist,…

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Picnic2019

  Gratitude Picnic A message from Erica Norris I’d like to tell you why the Picnic is so important to me personally. You see, I am a recipient of the Scholarship Fund. Without it, I would not have been able to finish my stay at Alina Lodge. When I ran out of funds, Alina Lodge…

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Parents

A Parent’s Perspective We were scared, lost and feared losing our son. It is fair to say that Saturday, November 5, 2016 was one of the toughest days of our lives. We knew our youngest son, Matt, was in deep trouble. He had become rail thin, detached and seemed very lost. At the young age…

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