When drug and alcohol addiction take over, many addicts are unable to uphold regular routines related to cooking, eating, cleaning, and general self-care. Malnutrition is often a common side effect of addiction. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we have seen just how powerful good nutrition can be for … [Read more...] about The Importance of Good Nutrition During Recovery
At first glance, it might seem that art and addiction don’t have much to do with one another. We understand that, but art therapy is one of the holistic treatments we offer at Alpine Recovery Lodge. When people hear that we offer art therapy to our patients, they have a lot of questions. They … [Read more...] about What Do Art and Addiction Treatment Have in Common?
Admitting that you have a problem with drinking is difficult for many people. Social drinking is something that’s common, and it can be tricky to know when your drinking has crossed the line into alcoholism. In fact, we get a lot of calls at Alpine Recovery Lodge saying: I’m afraid I might be an … [Read more...] about Am I An Alcoholic?
There are few things more frustrating than watching someone you love struggle with addiction. We know that because we see the fallout of addiction every day at Alpine Recovery Lodge. We often get calls from people who want to know if they should force the person they love into recovery. There’s a … [Read more...] about Does Forcing an Addict into Recovery Work?
Recovering from an addiction is a challenge for everybody. Because it’s difficult, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths about what’s involved in addiction recovery. In fact, we spend a lot of time at Alpine Recovery Lodge debunking myths so that our patients and their loved ones know what to … [Read more...] about Debunking 7 Myths about Addiction Recovery
Recently, we helped a woman who called us wanting to know if she should stage an intervention for her sister, whom she suspected was abusing alcohol and drugs. We get that question a lot at Alpine Recovery Lodge. It’s difficult to watch a loved one struggle with addiction – and an intervention might … [Read more...] about Should I Hold an Intervention?
Opiate abuse isn’t new, but in the past two years, there has been more talk on the epidemic of opiate addiction in the news and in headlines. In fact, we get more calls now about opiate abuse than we have at any time in the past. Opiates are commonly prescribed for pain. The fact that they’re a … [Read more...] about 8 Alarming Facts about Opiate Abuse
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of heroin use and over-dose has nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013. It’s also reported that more than 8,200 people died in 2013. Unfortunately, this statistic is on the rise since the last study and people are still abusing … [Read more...] about Five Things to Know About Heroin Detox
There isn’t a doubt that there is a connection between drug addiction and depression. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducted a survey in the United States and the results were staggering: ~ 17.5 million people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with a … [Read more...] about Is There a Connection Between Drug Addiction and Depression?
When someone goes into rehab, we often get questions from families about what they should be doing while their loved one is undergoing treatment. Our number one answer might surprise you. We tell them to take care of themselves. The truth is that when you love someone deeply, watching them … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself While Your Loved One is in Rehab