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Fun Sober Activities to Enjoy Over 4th of July

It’s almost the 4th of July, and many people are looking forward to gatherings, travels, and recreational activities that may be possible this year for the first time since the pandemic started. It’s great to have something to look forward to; however, planning for the holiday can also be especially anxiety-inducing for those working hard…

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Get Involved with Alcohol Awareness Month

At Alina Lodge in New Jersey, we encourage former clients, loved ones, educators, and influencers in the community to reach out to educate others about the dangers of alcoholism. That’s why we celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month each April. Since April 1987, Alcohol Awareness Month has targeted college aid students to drink in moderation and avoid…

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5 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Those who enjoy gardening have often said that being in nature and getting their hands in the dirt can improve the mood, making them happier. Research has confirmed this, suggesting that gardening can significantly improve an individual’s mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many people dismiss this practice as overly simplistic. Additionally, some people feel that…