Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process and treatment for addiction varies for each individual. Treatment programs teach clients how to focus on healthy, sober activities as a way to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, or PTSD. The coping mechanisms used in treatment must be used throughout recovery to maintain a new, healthy, sober lifestyle.

There will be challenges throughout recovery that increase the risk of relapse. Avoid situations that heighten the temptation to use your substance of choice. Stay away from people, places, and things that are associated with your using drugs or alcohol. Call a sober friend or relative who can encourage you to stay sober when cravings are intense.

Relapse is not a sign of failure. Addiction changes the way the brain functions, and affects mental and physical health. There must be lifestyle changes to have a successful recovery. The brain needs to be re-trained to function normally without depending on drugs or alcohol. Taking the steps to recovery can be very overwhelming and cravings can be strong.

To avoid relapse, keep yourself occupied with healthy, sober activities. Journaling is a great way to help you recognize your success in recovery and identify how you managed triggers. Writing also allows you to reflect on positive experiences throughout your journey in recovery. Exercise promotes physical and mental health, and good nutrition is extremely important for your overall health. Exercise and eat nutritious food on a regular basis.                                                                                               

Addiction changes your mind, body, and spirit. Relapse can heighten feelings of worthlessness, self-doubt, and guilt. It can make you feel like giving up. Never give up because of a relapse. Everything about you changes, but you can recover from addiction.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for addiction and addictive behaviors with a focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. The staff at Cypress Lakes Lodge is compassionate and committed to the overall health of every client. Do not wait. Recovery is possible and you can embrace a new, substance-free lifestyle.

Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in addiction treatment and is located in a serene, remote, lush-green, oxygen enriched environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy and offers yoga and meditation 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