Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step to recovery and takes a lot of courage and strength. While accepting your addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, acknowledgment is imperative in the recovery process. Recovery takes dedication and the right mindset to be successful. It requires that you are willing to make changes in your life. Try to remain positive and know that it will take time, patience, and hard work for recovery.

Every day can be a struggle. Sober family and friends can help encourage you in the recovery process. Sometimes, people who suffer from addiction will develop low self-esteem and feel they are not worthy of the help they need. A supportive network of loved ones can help you get through challenging times.

For success in recovery, you need to be willing to make lifestyle changes. Recovery is a lifelong process that requires a new way of thinking, behaving, and interacting with others. Meeting other people in recovery, group therapy, or by participating in group activities can form new sober relationships. Also, they can offer suggestions and encouragement from their own experiences and be a great resource to turn to in challenging times. Sharing your experience with other people might be very difficult, but comforting to know you are not suffering alone.

Does rehab really work? Yes, but you need to be willing to change, committed to follow through with treatment, have a positive attitude, and healthy support from sober family and friends. Encouragement from others is helpful because it motivates you to stay sober in recovery. Although a treatment program will end, recovery does not.

Do not give up in your journey to recovery. Stick to your plan and know that you are worthy of living a substance-free life. There are many challenges to overcome in the recovery process, but there is hope. If you or a loved one is battling addiction, do not wait to get help. Take your first step to living substance-free, today.

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