Loving an Addict

If your partner is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel exhausted, hopeless, and frustrated. As a chronic disease, addiction takes its toll on any relationship, especially the closest ones. For many people, the best thing to do may be to leave the relationship, particularly if you are experiencing any kind of physical, verbal,…

meditation and recovery

Meditation and Recovery

Detox, rehab, and traditional one-on-one counseling may all become pivotal pieces of the puzzle that a professional treatment facility will construct to encourage your long-term recovery journey. But there are other ways you can supplement your care, including art therapy, nutritional education, yoga therapy, and mindfulness. Another way to foster sobriety, healthy living, and a…

rehab for professionals

Do I Need Rehab for Professionals?

For a business executive, rehab for professionals is the best first step in a journey to overcoming a drug or alcohol use disorder. The benefit of an executive rehab program is that you will work to end your dependence on addictive substances in a discreet, secure facility befitting someone of your stature and professionalism. If…

healing emotional trauma

Tips for Healing from Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma is the end result of traumatic events, situations, and/or experiences that have left you feeling profoundly unsafe and, at times, completely helpless. This can be as a result of a single solitary event or from an ongoing series of negative experiences, such as abuse, bullying, humiliation, or discrimination. While some traumatic experiences may…

importance of accountability

Understanding the Importance of Accountability

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people see and then change their thought processes that have led to maladaptive behavior. CBT emphasizes the importance of accountability in healing yourself and your relationships that have been damaged by substance use disorders and other issues you have been facing in the past. If you are suffering from drug use…

family counseling

How Family Counseling Can Help in Recovery

Family counseling is a type of psychological therapy designed to help foster healthier communication between family members as well as to assist with the resolution of toxic conflicts that may exist within families. The issues you are experiencing with your family members could benefit from a family therapy program at Alina Lodge. Often, rebuilding relationships…

mindfulness-based relapse prevention

What Is 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…