Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning

Addiction is a complex disease. It affects all aspects of an individual’s life as well as the lives of loved ones. Treatment helps a person transition into a new sober lifestyle and prepare for challenges in recovery. At Cypress Lakes

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Is it Safe to Detox on Your Own?

Is it Safe to Detox on Your Own?

For a person battling a substance use disorder or addiction, detoxing from drugs or alcohol is not easy, and could be deadly. There are too many health risks when detoxing on your own. The best way to detox is with

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Finding Hope in Recovery

Finding Hope in Recovery

When your loved one is struggling with addiction, recovery can seem impossible. It can be hard to understand why he or she started abusing drugs or alcohol, why they continue to do use, and why they cannot stop. Addiction affects

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Can You Convince a Loved One to go to Treatment?

Can You Convince a Loved One to go to Treatment?

When you love someone who struggles with addiction, you might feel scared, lonely, and hopeless. These feelings can be paralyzing. Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life as well as those who love them. Addiction is very complex and

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Ways to Prepare for Challenges in Recovery

Ways to Prepare for Challenges in Recovery

After treatment, you need to prepare for potential challenges in recovery. In recovery, you must make lifestyle changes. This includes avoiding people, places, and things that relate to your lifestyle of using drugs or alcohol and any possible triggers. Learning

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Are you Enabling Your Loved One?

Are you Enabling Your Loved One?

When your loved one is addicted, you can be consumed with fear, worry, and anxiety for his or her well-being. These overwhelming feelings can make you feel helpless and put you at high risk of physical and mental health problems.

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Ways to Cope When a Loved One is Addicted

Ways to Cope When a Loved One is Addicted

When a loved one is addicted, everyone close to that person is affected. Trust is broken, relationships fall apart, and family members experience emotional stress and agony over their loved one’s addictive behavior. A person who suffers from addiction usually

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Addiction and Mental Health

Addiction and Mental Health

Sometimes people use drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression. Symptoms of mental health disorders can actually worsen with drugs or alcohol. When someone suffers with a mental illness and substance use disorder simultaneously,

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

Alcohol affects your body physically, physiologically, and mentally. Excessive drinking leads to a dependence on alcohol and puts you at high-risk for many serious health problems. Alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage, kidney failure, lung infections, and even cancer.

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