Treatment at Alina Lodge is based on the idea that addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that is also highly treatable. Effective recovery involves the changing of attitudes, values, feelings and family roles, and Alina is dedicated giving individuals the therapeutic tools to begin this process. The hope is that clients will leave the rehab with a renewed feeling of optimism, as well as the coping skills to maintain a long and satisfying life in sobriety.
ABOUT ALINA LODGE IN HARDWICK, NJ
Alina Lodge, located in Hardwick, N.J., offers detoxification and residential treatment to adults struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. The facility was founded in 1957 and specializes in the treatment of adults with histories of chronic relapse. Alina Lodge offerstreatment and also operates a transitional living facility for women called .
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is individualized for each client. To be admitted, clients begin by contacting Alina Lodge for a confidential pre-admission assessment. Clients wishing to be admitted must have a medical exam completed before entering the facility and must also have completed detoxification. If necessary, detox can be completed at Alina Lodge before beginning residential treatment. On average, residential treatment lasts between six and nine months.
The facility’s treatment program is highly structured and follows the 12-Step method. Throughout treatment, clients receive individual, group, and family therapy as well as psychological evaluations, relapse prevention, a balanced diet, vitamin supplements, lectures, films, regular 12-step meetings, and opportunities for exercise. Specialty therapy is available for individuals who are dealing with anger, eating disorders, grief, gambling, smoking, sexual compulsivity, trauma, relationship dependency, and spirituality/personality disorders. Alina Lodge also offers yoga, meditation, religious services of various denominations, and access to a certified nutritionist.
Family members over the age of thirteen may participate in Alina Lodge’s family program. The family program educates family members on the disease of addiction and how to help their loved one, enables them to begin their own recovery, facilitates conversations with the client about how addiction has affected the family unit, and encourages families to attend 12-step meetings such as Families Anonymous. Alina Lodge also offers anprogram for clients who complete treatment. Alumni Services at Alina Lodge assists clients by providing them appropriate referrals, making discharge recommendations, and offering lifetime support.
The treatment team at Alina Lodge includes licensed addiction counselors, medical personnel certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, registered nurses, a psychologist, an addiction psychiatrist, a family therapist, trauma specialists, an eating disorder counselor, and a certified nutritionist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photos of Alina Lodge show shared bedrooms, separate men’s and women’s residences, and an updated campus in a peaceful, rural setting. The facilities are equipped with an exercise room, chapel, garden, yoga room, a pond, and areas for meditation. Clients at this facility are not allowed to smoke, but are provided with smoking cessation assistance including nicotine patches if necessary.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing, the nine alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com gave mixed reviews regarding Alina Lodge. When asked about strengths of the facility, reviewers wrote that structured and rigidly adhered to program helped guide them to recovery. One anonymous alum wrote, “Alina Lodge is the only place that worked for me and countless others who are reluctant to recover.”
When asked about weaknesses of Alina Lodge, one reviewer said that clients are not informed of when they will be discharged. One alum wrote that “all the good counselors left,” and a third said it was expensive.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing felt positively about Alina Lodge, and gave the facility three out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness. They added additional commentary: “She is still at the facility but from what I understand, it is helping her and is more “strict” with her than other treatment centers have been (which is a good thing).”
The cost of rehabilitation therapy at Alina Lodge is $420 per day. The cost of the family program at Alina lodge is $420 per day or $630 per couple. The facility requires a non-refundable deposit of $12,600 at the time of admission, which covers 30 days of treatment. Alina Lodge accepts insurance, but states that most policies do not cover long-term treatment.