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…

Avoid Drinking on Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a celebration shared with family and friends in the United States. On the last Thursday in November, and throughout its long holiday weekend, you may plan to enjoy good food, pleasant conversations, and watch football together. Unfortunately, drinking on Thanksgiving is part of the ritual of this holiday. For those in…

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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…

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Benefits of Sober Living for Women

Transitional homes for women provide a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment that encourages sober living for women. The Haley House sober living facility is an option for individuals that have already found success with a professional substance use disorder or addiction treatment program. These spaces offer newly sober women supportive and structured living conditions to…

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Most Common Signs of Relapse

After going through the challenges of stabilization and recovery from substance use disorder, it can seem like the achievement of sobriety should be final and permanent. Nobody wants to go through treatments repeatedly, so when relapse occurs, it is crucial to know what the early signs might look like to quickly so that treatment can…

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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…