When you know what to expect in treatment, stress and anxiety can be reduced before starting the program. Recovery is hard work and a life-changing process. Treatment prepares you for life after addiction. A variety of activities is offered in treatment, which provides structure and balance in a comfortable and serene environment.
Upon entering treatment, a specialist will evaluate your physical and mental health and determine the best therapy and treatment for you. A mental health evaluation can reveal any co-occurring conditions with addiction. Many people who suffer from addiction have a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD and may require medication. A medical professional can prescribe and manage your medication.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction alters the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after the drug use has ceased. Daily structure leads to routine habits, and results in post-treatment healthy behavior. Treatment is highly structured with healthy activities designed to help patients examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive behavior patterns and adopt new, more harmonious and constructive ways to interact with others.
Daily activities start with waking up early and eating a healthy breakfast. Outdoor activities connect you with an oxygen-rich environment in a fun, sober setting. Some activities include hiking, fishing, kayaking, and art. Other activities beneficial in recovery include holistic modalities, such as yoga, nutrition, and meditation.
In group therapy, you have the opportunity to meet others who struggle with addiction. People in the group share personal stories of addiction. Sharing experiences gives insight into the behavior that led to addiction and therapists can offer advice and suggestions.
Participating in therapy and other activities are excellent ways to focus on your well-being and increase the probability of long-term sobriety. Family therapy and counseling allow family members to communicate with each other in a loving and supportive environment. Keep all forms of communication open. It will take time to mend broken relationships.
If you or a loved one suffers with addiction, get help today. Treatment helps you prepare for life outside of rehab. Recovery is hard work and requires dedication and determination. Treatment gives you the tools to adjust to life after the program ends.
Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for addiction in a peaceful, remote, oxygen-rich 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: 409-331-2204