Starting a new, sober lifestyle after treatment can be lonely, scary, and overwhelming. Addiction makes physical and physiological changes to your body. The time spent using drugs or alcohol is replaced with healthy and therapeutic activities. Significant relationships with loved ones can begin to heal. Treatment helps you plan for life in recovery, how to stay healthy, and teaches you how to avoid a relapse. It also helps you make a smooth transition into independent living.
Aftercare services help with the transition to independent living. With a transitional living program, clients receive counseling, group therapy, and nutrition planning. This aftercare service helps clients ease into living a new sober lifestyle.
There will be challenges throughout recovery that can cause intense cravings to use again. In treatment, you learn to plan strategies to avoid triggers that lessen the risk of relapse. Aftercare services offer counseling, which can encourage you to stay on track with sobriety. When treatment ends, you can continue to attend group therapy and meetings where new friendships and relationships can develop with other sober people who can also provide support in difficult times.
Starting over after treatment takes a lot of hard work, especially after months or years of addiction. Aftercare is an ongoing treatment for addiction and works to maintain sobriety, discover ways to avoid relapse, and live a fulfilling life with sustainable relationships and a sense of purpose.
Addiction causes psychological changes to feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. These effects can persist even when the substance use ends. It can take time to heal from these changes, which confirms the need for aftercare services after treatment.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Do not wait. Get help today. Drugs and alcohol are not required to have fun and you can feel rejuvenated, restored, and healthy in recovery. Explore the world around you, find the things that are new, and nurture your needs in a productive and healthy way.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford
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