When your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, maintaining a relationship is nearly impossible. Addiction is very complex, and people who struggle with addiction focus only getting their next high. Drugs or alcohol takes priority over all responsibilities, such as paying the bills, maintaining good hygiene, and job productivity. Unfortunately, this includes relationships. A person with an addiction will choose drugs or alcohol over loved ones. He or she will do this because their body physically and psychologically depends on it.

Addiction controls your loved one’s decisions. Often a person with an addiction believes he or she is in control, even when everything in their life is falling apart. Addiction makes your loved one think about drugs and alcohol more than food, water, their career, family, and friends.

Over time, addiction causes your loved one to develop a tolerance to the drug or alcohol and he or she needs more to reach the euphoric pleasurable feeling. These substances cause the brain to release dopamine, which creates the pleasurable effects a person feels when he or she uses. The brain develops an addiction to the substance and craves more of the drugs or alcohol to function.

Drug and alcohol addiction ruins many lives and affects relationships with loved ones. If your loved one is battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, encourage him or her to get help. Loved ones can attend family or group therapy to begin their healing process. Learn how you and your loved one can rebuild a sustainable, healthy relationship for a successful recovery. There are many treatment options available that can be tailored to his or her unique needs.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. 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. Addiction is very complex, but recovery is possible.

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