Addiction affects a person’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. When a person has an addiction, his or her brain develops a dependency on the substance that is used. People often abuse drugs or alcohol during stressful times or devastating circumstances to cope. Writing therapy is used in treatment for healing and recovery.
Writing therapy has many health benefits. The physical act of writing is calming. Writing is a soothing, healthy activity that lowers anxiety and stress, and promotes critical thinking. Writing is a great way to cope with challenges and stress. Writing helps you look deeper into your feelings. With a clear, sober mind writing gives you time to reflect on your experiences and provides insight into feelings buried deep inside.
Writing curbs relapse.
Keeping a journal keeps your mind busy and reduces the risk of turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with stressful situations. Journaling allows you to reflect on previous challenges and see what caused thoughts of relapse, how you were feeling at the time, and what you did to avoid relapse.
Writing reduces anxiety and stress.
Instead of turning to substances to cope, writing improves mental health and relieves anxiety and stress. Writing also increases motivation, promotes sober living success and helps counselors and clients identify emotional concerns.
Writing boosts confidence in group therapy
As work is shared and is an emotional outlet that you can use at home in recovery. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain and take control of the body’s functions. The substance-controlled brain leads to the inability to remember important events, dates, and family gatherings. Writing boosts communication and improves memory. Mindfulness is cultivated by writing, which improves planning and cognitive function.
Cypress Lakes Lodge integrates writing therapy with holistic addiction therapy for treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, talk to an addiction specialist right away. Addiction destroys lives, relationships, and physical and mental health. Addiction leads to overdose and early death. Getting help now can save a life.
Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for substance addiction, addictive behavior, and mental health conditions in a serene, natural, oxygen-rich, 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 relationships that are sustainable. Call us to get started: 877-938-1577