Alina Lodge

3.9 (49 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
61 Ward Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825
8005756343 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

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.

Alina Lodge Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Alina Lodge is a dinosaur of a treatment center where Lock down Misery is the playbook. Counselors are dictated to by ancient angry man - Gerry Gunnels. Not good. His sole role is to make \"students\"...


Mrs D and the Lodge saved my life !! Happy Thanksgiving


A community of poor little rich, trust fund addicts.


I hope everyone enjoys reading the anonymous reviews from Alina Lodge\'s Board of Directors. At least the Clinical Director had the integrity to use her name and title.


My brother went there and attained an extremely expensive graduation key chain. The current counselors have less sobriety time than the facilitators. The Executive Director\'s experience is primarily ...


I attended Alina Lodge as an absolute last resort. I had tried a couple other 30-day treatments and intensive out-patient programs. I wanted so badly to get sober in my mind but could not figure out h...


I can't honestly say that Alina Lodge saved my life however, it definitely changed my way of life and the way I think and act today. CHANGE is what I truly needed in my life!! My FEAR of change was te...


I having nothing but the highest regard for Alina Lodge and the work that they do, from the admissions personnel, the excellent clinical staff and the food services and maintenance dept. We had lost a...


Alina Lodge saved both my mother’s and my daughter’s life. My mother attended Alina Lodge in 1982 when she was in the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver. She completed the program and stayed hap...


I truly believe Alina Lodge and the amazing staff helped my son with his recovery. Our family was living in hell and we were falling apart. A recommendation from a psychologist helped us find Alina. O...


Alina Lodge is unlike any place I’ve ever been. As a young 20 year old, entering their facility was very scary, as I did not know what was in store for me. While my experience there was difficult an...


Alina Lodge saved my life. I had been to several other rehabs but only came out to drink/use again. Alina was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the greatest thing I’ve ever done. If you truly ...


We owe my husbands life to Alina Lodge! Best long term treatment facility!


As a person familiar with the impact of alcoholism on families and the treatment options available today, I I feel very comfortable fully endorsing Alina Lodge. I have a wife and a son who both suffer...


I volunteer frequently at this facility and have come to know numerous graduates who have seen their lives transformed by this place. Its a fantastic program that has been a salvation for many people....


Aliens Lodge was able to do what numerous other treatment programs,long or short tried to achieving. My long term sobriety. With the guidance and patience of the knowledgeable caring people there the...


Can’t say enough about Alina Lodge! They have save countless lives. A rehab that truly works.


After over 30 detoxes, 10 long-term treatments in 6 different states, multiple overdoses and periods of homelessness, Alina Lodge was truly the last stop on the block for me. I had very little hope fo...


I am not sure how to start this review off besides saying Alina Lodge is the reason I am alive, sober, successful, and truly happy. When I entered Alina Lodge I was a shell of a person I had accepted ...


I became involved with Allina Lodge as a member of AlAnon 30 years ago. I attended a family program there which was very beneficial to my recovery. Little did I know that many years later I would have...


This place is a prison like setting, facilitors are like correctional officers(Keys claining and walkie talkies) watching your every move and reported! The is no program, you sit around a lot and give...


I believe The Lodge is a vital part of my recovery from alcoholism. The Lodge was the start. It was there for me when I finally reached my bottom. At the point I got to The Lodge I had a tiny amount o...


Most bizarre experience of my life. Definitely not a normal rehab, you can't really understand it unless you experience it. We had to sing, we were allowed outside to walk around a "track" (a cement d...


I've read the reviews and have to agree with all of them! Yes it is a "long-term" up to a year or more stay, but that time is necessary for each individual whom has been living in the throws of addict...


So I left this facility around the halfway mark (avg stay is 11-13 months despite what their web sight might say). First the positives...the councilors and staff generally do care for the students wel...


I have been to Alina twice and it has been the only rehabs were I have been able to leave and maintain long term sobriety. It is a big scary step to take but alcoholism is no joke and Alina helped me ...


Archaic, outdated program stressing shame and isolation as a means of recovery. Perhaps it was once effective for juvenile delinquents, but no one should ever send a loved one there. There are better ...


My daughter was at Alina Lodge for 12 months. She credits her time here for saving her life. Her words not mine. Her spiral down into addiction was a slow painful one for her and us, her family. She r...


I am confident that were it not for Alina, my loved one would have succumbed to the disease of addiction. After a little more than a year he is restored to health and hopeful for his future. Alina...


This place saved my life, sober over 5 years now. Hands down the best rehab facility. Highly highly recommend.


My oldest son went there for 11 months. The first 6 he fought the program, the last four months were a thing of beauty as he finally discovered himself. Now my youngest is there. After all the out ...


I was in Alina lodge for just under a year. I was court ordered to complete a treatment program. Alina lodge was my first rehab. I was physically addicted to heroin, and I needed help. My mother, not...


I brought my long-term partner to Alina Lodge for a second visit. He had underwent 10.5 months of inpatient treatment previously and was therefore offered a complimentary 30-days of inpatient followi...


Very misguided approach to addiction treatment. Punitive approach. Near incarceration conditions.,


Alina saved my life but there really is no program. You sit and do nothing most of the day . It\'s not 6-9 months . It\'s 12 months. You feel manipulated the whole time your there but hey, that\'s wha...


A “no-nonsense” approach should cost a no-nonsense amount. 12-step. Yes, pick up your packet - depending on the counselor, and hope to get some time with them. Meanwhile, walk around in a park...


Finally had a chance to het honest, they demand it. Confusing u never no when u are leaving You truly need to go there and be honest


Treatment-wise, their approach is really terrible. It's true, there is a way for everyone, and some say it works for them. But I think that if one responds best to discipline and punishment and shamin...


Alina Lodge is the only place that worked for me and countless others who are reluctant to recover.


I am sober for 6 years now but not as a result of Alina. Counselor was not honest and they had us listen to tapes of a very strange lady who founded the place.


Our daughter 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).


Alina Lodge is a longer , undetermined term treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction. The length of stay , in my case 11 months, was crucial as it allowed me to feel safe in a rehab setting and...


Helped me out.


All good counselors left and went to a different recovery site.


My after care consisted of sober living/outpatient services.

Areas of Focus

6 Month minimum for those who have failed to maintain sobriety after attending other inpatient programs. Those who need long term inpatient or residential treatment can obtain what Alina Lodge has always been known for... superior treatment, second to none.

Process Addictions

Our New York area alcohol and drug addiction treatment program has proven to be one of the most successful programs for the alcoholic and addict. At Alina Lodge we know undiagnosed and untreated disorders are a leading cause of relapse. We address this through trauma work, grief group, co-dependency, eating disorder group, anger management, spirituality weekends, psycho drama, sex and relationship addiction, gambling addiction, and other process addiction treatment.

Key Staff Members
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    Rita Cohen - President

    To all of you who have supported Alina, I send out a great big thank you. Words cannot express what your contributions do to a life of an addict entering the doors of Family Hall. The testimonials that we receive are so motivating and inspirational - and as a parent of an alumna – I can relate to the heartfelt gratitude expressed. If you are considering contributing to Alina or Haley House, I encourage you to do so, it feels good to make a difference in a life of another

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    Michael Hornstein - Executive Director

    In 1981, Michael Hornstein was a student at Alina Lodge. After having failed three prior treatment attempts elsewhere, he has enjoyed continual sobriety since graduating from the Alina Lodge program. Michael was on our Board of Trustees for over 20 years and served as President of the Board twice. He worked for 25 years for the Miami Dade school system and successfully completed a most fulfilling career in June 2008. From 1985-2000, Michael was a part time group therapist for the Broward County Commission on Alcoholism, which is one of the DUI programs in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Michael brings with him his expertise in administration, counselling and teaching. His background, coupled with his vast knowledge of the inner workings of Alina Lodge, makes him an effective Executive Director.