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…

Alina Lodge Interview with NAATP

Alina Lodge Interview with NAATP

Last week, our Executive Director, William Robbins, LCSW was interviewed by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). He discussed with NAATP Member, Nikki Soda, the history of Alina Lodge and what sets us apart from other facilities, including focusing specifically on long term treatment and information on our new 90-day program. The interview also…

What Pros Say

Professionals Speak What Leading Recovery Industry Professionals Say About Alina Lodge Here are a few thoughts from industry professionals who trust their clients to the proven long-term addiction recovery program at Alina Lodge. Our mission at Alina Lodge is to provide effective residential treatment and care, both as a first-stop facility and for the chronically…

Substance Use And Ed

  Managing the Substance Use Disorder client with a Co-morbid Eating Disorder In my experience, approximately 40-50% of our population of women with Substance Use Disorder have also been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, or display disordered eating behaviors. Due to the severity of both illnesses, and in order to be a more effective therapist,…

Refresher March2020

2020 Spring Refresher at Alina Lodge Step away from the chaos of daily life and renew the foundation of sobriety that you gained at Alina lodge. Alina Lodge is now offering Alumni Refreshers.   Does your program need a refresher? Are you feeling spiritually centered? Do you need to return to the Lodge to get…

Picnic2019

  Gratitude Picnic A message from Erica Norris I’d like to tell you why the Picnic is so important to me personally. You see, I am a recipient of the Scholarship Fund. Without it, I would not have been able to finish my stay at Alina Lodge. When I ran out of funds, Alina Lodge…

Parents

A Parent’s Perspective We were scared, lost and feared losing our son. It is fair to say that Saturday, November 5, 2016 was one of the toughest days of our lives. We knew our youngest son, Matt, was in deep trouble. He had become rail thin, detached and seemed very lost. At the young age…

Nutrition Recovery

Nutrition and Recovery Good nutrition is vital to the recovery process March is National Nutrition Month Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life.  At the very basic level, alcoholism and drug addiction creates a lifestyle that starves the addict in all these areas.  We have…

Mindfulness

  What is Mindfulness? What is mindfulness and how do you practice it? Mindfulness is a term used to describe a way of responding to stress that allows you to get out of old mental patterns which worsen stress and decrease problem solving. Mindfulness is a tool that is beneficial for people struggling with mental…

Grateful Valentine

A Grateful Valentine My Husband’s Sobriety is a Gift that will last a Lifetime December 21, 2016, this is the day my husband entered Alina Lodge and had his last drink. Up until this day, my days were filled with so much fear, anger and sadness.  I felt powerlessness on a daily basis.  In August…

Golf Tournament

Malinda Mattar Golf Tournament It is with gratitude that we announce the Inaugural Malinda Mattar Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 21 st at Panther Valley Golf and Country Club in Allamuchy, NJ. Proceeds will go to Little Hill Foundation which operates Alina Lodge.   Dear friends of the Mattar Family, As you…

Golf Gratitude

Choosing One’s Own Way Gratitude and Our Scholarship Fund In Victor Frankl’s stirring book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” Frankl, who writes about his experience as a Holocaust and Nazi concentration camp survivor, states, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in…

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Recovery At Alina Lodge we are aware of the many co-occurring disorders that our students struggle with, in addition to their substance abuse. These combined issues add confusing and complicated components to treatment. But it is necessary to address these co-occurring disorders to ensure a strong recovery. The team at Alina Lodge understands…

Dr Greenfield

  Polypharmacy, Monotherapy, Deprescribing, and Vindication Who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to say “I told you so?” Perhaps only the most self-critical and masochistic individual doesn’t like to be vindicated. What follows in this piece is the story of vindication for the way we do certain things — and always have done certain things —…

Director Blog

  It’s about time. A message from our Executive Director – William Robbins I must say I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about both our founder, Mrs. Geraldine Delaney and our most recent Executive Director, Michael Hornstein. As I embark on my own stewardship of Little Hill Foundation and work with our…

Delayed Gratification

Practicing Delayed Gratification & Use of DBT in Treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) In today’s culture the concept of delayed gratification appears to have an old-world feel to it. This culture encourages us to pursue band-aid solutions and instant gratification. Some of the mentality today is to do whatever it takes to alleviate discomfort now…

Body Mind Spirit

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.  …