Recovery does not end after treatment. It is a lifelong process. In recovery, you replace the old habits of using drugs or alcohol with healthy new ones. Living substance free will help you to discover more about yourself such as your interests, hobbies, and skills.

A new substance-free life will allow you to have fun while exploring your strengths and ambitions. Recovery can be difficult, but there are ways to stay happy and healthy in the process:

  1. Avoid people, places, and things associated with your substance abuse. Negative people can also be a trigger to relapse. Surround yourself with positive people who can provide encouragement during recovery. Spend time with positive people and develop healthy new relationships. Other people in recovery are valuable for suggestions, advice, and encouragement
  2. Find new healthy ways to have fun. Drug and alcohol abuse is not fun. Find and use your interests and skills to occupy your mind during this time. Go to group therapy and foster new relationships.
  3. Take care of yourself and focus on mind, body, and spiritual wellness. Get to know yourself for who you are. Staying happy and healthy in recovery means sometimes you need to say no to people, invitations, or events. Never feel guilty for declining something that interferes with taking care of you first.

Negative thoughts, guilt, and stress can disrupt your recovery and lead to relapse. Take care of yourself first. Avoid people, places, and things associated with your substance abuse, and find new healthy ways to have fun. This will lead to a more comfortable and successful recovery.

Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for addiction and addictive behaviors with a mind, body, and spiritual approach to therapy. Cypress Lakes Lodge is committed to the overall health and successful recovery of every client. If you or a loved one is battling an addiction, get help now. You can start a new, healthy lifestyle and enjoy living substance-free. Make the call today and save yourself from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for substance addiction, addictive behavior, dual diagnosis, and mental health conditions in a serene, remote, lush-green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 877-938-1577