Healing a Beautiful Broken Mind – A Documentary Film

https://www.alinalodge.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/HABBM_Trailer.mp4 Close Healing A Beautiful Broken Mind goes inside the lives of those who have faced addiction and found recovery. It features the story of MC, an Alina Lodge graduate, who struggled with fifteen years of addiction, narrowly escaping death and finally, in 2016, embraced that he was indeed enough and worthy of recovery. MC…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 —…

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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…

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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…

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