Addiction is any habit that you continue to do even though it brings harmful consequences to you. Addiction seizes the brain’s normal functions and changes the brain chemically and physiologically. When addiction controls the brain, it can be extremely difficult to change the addictive behavior. When a child grows up in a household with a parent who has an addiction, there is an increased risk of him or her developing behavior and emotional problems and an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

A person can stop the addiction cycle with a good treatment program that will help him or her transition into a new lifestyle during recovery. An individual addicted to drugs or alcohol understands the cycle of addiction but cannot stop without the help of a treatment program. The brain is dependent on the drug or alcohol, and the person needs to change his or her lifestyle and past behaviors related to addiction. The brain needs to be re-trained to function normally without drugs or alcohol.

Mental health disorders and addiction have a genetic component that predisposes a person to mental health issues and addiction. Environmental factors also contribute to the risk of developing a mental health illness or drug or alcohol addiction. The cycle of addiction causes frustration, anxiety, and a need for immediate relief from withdrawal symptoms. A person living in the cycle of addiction will obsess about using drugs or alcohol and develop feelings of guilt and shame. There are ways to break the cycle.

If a child is living in an environment with addiction, he or she can take an active role in breaking the cycle. The child can confide in positive role models such as a teacher or coach who can encourage them and give them advice. If they are living in a safe and stable environment, that can help avoid addiction in families even if a parent uses drugs or has an alcohol addiction.

Breaking the cycle of addiction can be difficult, but is possible. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in holistic 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 and well-being of every client. Get help now to enjoy a healthy, sober 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