Body, Mind and Spirit
Addiction as a Tri-fold Disease; Recovery as a Holistic Approach
Addiction is a disease that affects the whole person – body, mind and spirit. It is a process that often begins with a spiritual malady, an overall feeling of loneliness, and a lack of purpose and meaning in one’s life.
In addition, lack of effective coping strategies and a history of negative thinking patterns often lead to a sense of hopelessness and poor impulse control with increased emotional reactivity; all of which further perpetuates the spiraling, cyclic and deteriorating nature of addiction.
Recovery is the reverse process, a healing that begins with the body and the brain. The first weeks and months, depending upon the length and severity of usage, drug of choice and individual variables, are a critical time for the addict. Physical and emotional withdrawal, coupled with consequences from drinking and/or drugging (ranging from legal, relational, vocational, financial, etc.) leave the newly recovering loved one in a very vulnerable and volatile state. According to Evans & Sullivan (2001), a protracted withdrawal syndrome can occur with symptoms persisting for months, and even years after cessation of substance use. For these reasons, newly recovered persons are extremely susceptible to relapse. This typically leads to greater consequences and further internalizes shame, making it difficult to make any progress without structure, support and intensive therapeutic work.
“Alina Lodge is steadfast in its ongoing commitment to providing time in a safe and caring space…”
Alina Lodge provides the education, structure and therapeutic support needed to withstand the stress and issues of this critical time. As the physical (body, brain) begins to heal, those in recovery can begin to think with a clear mind, and their ability to focus is enhanced so that they may begin the internal and spiritual work needed to live a sober and clean life. Our treatment professionals can then better assess for psychiatric, emotional and spiritual needs, providing targeted and compassionate care through a psychospiritual approach.
Time is the centerpiece of our founder’s, Mrs. Delaney’s philosophy or as she would call it: “the tincture of time.” Alina Lodge is steadfast in its ongoing commitment to providing time in a safe and caring space, along with a psychospiritual, holistic approach to treatment that promotes healing and recovery. Students come to Alina Lodge because they need to get well in order to live. Here they have the opportunity to learn and practice the solution day by day until it becomes their natural way of life.
Jackie Ré Program Director Haley House
Alina Lodge has been helping men and women pursue addiction recovery and sobriety for the past 63 years. Let us not only help you learn tools to be abstinent but tools to be sober. Call Alina Lodge right now to start on your journey to sobriety – 800-575-6343″>(800)575-6343. There is a place where “Hope can become Fact.”
Little Hill Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Alcoholics operates Alina Lodge, Haley House for Women, and North Warren Counseling Center for the purpose of helping people attain and maintain a life of sobriety.
Alina Lodge 61 Ward Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825 908-362-6114″>(908)362-6114 AlinaLodge.org
Alina Lodge is a premiere long term residential alcohol and drug addiction rehab facility specializing in the treatment of adults with a history of chronic relapse issues. More than just a 12 step program, our treatment program works where others have failed.
We treat all types of chemical dependency such as alcoholism and drug addictions including cocaine, heroin, opioids, marijuana, methamphetamine, as well as prescription drug addiction. If you or a loved one struggles to stay sober, contact us today.
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