Health Risks of Vaping and JUULing

The Relationship of Nicotine Vapes and Addiction

The trend of vaping and JUULing is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vapes, vaporizers, JUULs, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic nicotine delivery systems often used to replace other habit-forming nicotine delivery vessels, such as cigarettes, which

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Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative therapies like writing therapy, drama therapy, and art therapy, are not meant to be treatment-centric. Meaning, their efficacy does not stop at treatment center walls. Creative therapies are practical life skills which can help us relax, cope, emotionally regulate,

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Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Taking skills, tools, techniques, and information learned in treatment can be challenging. Mindfulness is a lifestyle choice for recovery as much as it is a daily practice. These three tips help overcome common objections to mindfulness after treatment. Examine Your

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Spiritual Direction in Group Therapy

Spiritual Direction in Addiction Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment for alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction, spiritual direction plays an important role. One who has faith, whether that be in themselves, the people around them or a higher being, looks at their life

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The Benefits Of Group Practices In Addiction Treatment

The Benefits Of Group Practices In Addiction Treatment

Group therapy, group meditation, group outings- during residential treatment for addiction, much time is spent in the fellowship and presence of others at a group level. Deep emotional processing, fun activities, life skill building, all happens among cohorts and peers

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Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Empathy is a way of engaging with other people in relationship, including family, friends and colleagues. It plays an essential role in helping relate to emotions of others. It can also bridge the gap between treatment and recovery of relationships

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Exercise in Addiction Therapy

The Relationship of Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a long and difficult journey. With the right support of friends, family, and addiction recovery programs like Cypress Lakes Lodge, it can be less stressful. There are many holistic ways to treat addiction, and one of those

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Jason Shirley LPC

Staff Spotlight: Jason Shirley, MA LPC Clinical Director

Jason Shirley is a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC that attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and B.H. Carrol Theological Institute. He is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy)

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Kevin DeLoach

Announcing Our New Executive Director

We’re excited to announce Kevin Deloach will be leading our team as Executive Director of Cypress Lakes Lodge! Kevin has been with Cypress Lakes Lodge since 2019, serving in roles as Director of Operations and Creative Services as well as

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