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…

trauma and addiction

Healing from Trauma and Addiction

Sadly, many people have suffered through traumatic events in their lives. Whether the trauma occurred over many years or was a single traumatic event, there is an all too common connection between trauma and addiction. The impact of trauma can cause severe psychological and physical reactions, and at times, the hurt is extreme enough to…

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…

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…

types of personality disorders

The Types of Personality Disorders

Your personality consists of the way you feel, think and behave. Upon reaching adulthood, most people have personality traits that are consistent from day to day, year to year. However, 9% of Americans, which is nearly 1 in 10 people, are affected by a personality disorder. Some could benefit from personality disorder treatment to address…

nutrition in recovery

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

Recovery takes more than just quitting. It requires making efforts towards both physical and psychological health, and nutrition plays its own important role. Substance use disorders can arise out of many different situations, including having an eating disorder or having difficulty maintaining a healthy diet. Fortunately, there are caring and knowledgeable professionals who can provide…

family discussing depression and family relationships

Depression and Family Relationships

The symptoms of depression can present themselves in many ways, and family relationships are often adversely affected by the behaviors that depression can cause. While changes in a family member’s behavior might feel frightening, especially if they seem to be negative changes, it’s crucial to understand that family support can be life-changing for those experiencing…

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…

grief counseling

Benefits of Grief Counseling

Dealing with loss, whether a loved one has passed away or you’re going through separation or divorce, can cause overwhelming feelings of grief. The symptoms of grief and its effects can impact one’s ability to maintain relationships, employment, and a positive sense of self. While it’s normal to experience intense emotions and heartbreak after suffering…