Addiction is complex and affects every part of our lives. It changes the way we think about ourselves and wreaks havoc on our lives. It changes the way our brains work and can lead to serious and deadly health problems. Addiction annihilates our spirit and destroys our confidence. It can make us feel alone, scared, depressed, and hopeless. Holistic treatment models focus on mindfulness, restoring physical and mental health, and spiritual renewal.
When people pollute their bodies with drugs or alcohol, they do not know what it feels like to feel naturally good. This leads to the cycles of substance abuse, including nicotine use, caffeine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and many others. Spiritual renewal in holistic treatment helps to improve confidence, gain discipline, and change the perspective of themselves and others who surround them.
How addiction affects physical, emotional, and spiritual health
Addiction makes an impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Addiction can make you feel isolated, alone, and hopeless. It clouds your sense of self-identity and can make you feel completely defeated. Addiction robs your self-worth and ability to connect with other people. When it comes to spirituality, it can play a powerful role in someone’s life to be able get through the tough times. Not only does it bring us hope and peace, but it also reveals a sense of purpose in this world. When going through the addiction therapy process, finding purpose is extremely significant to one’s recovery.
Addiction can really deteriorate someone’s spirituality. It can test someone’s belief in a higher power. Now, not every person believes in a higher power, but that does not mean that spirituality won’t be important in someone’s life after recover and during the addiction treatment process.
Spirituality is a source of hope
In a focus group study on spirituality and substance abuse treatment, participants described spirituality as hope. Spirituality was repeatedly named a primary source of hope and reassurance that life will improve, especially at low points. Spirituality is hope. If you have hope you will go further, strive further, and set goals. It allows you to do more things. (Adrienne J. Heinz, 2010, U.S. National Library of Medicine).
Treatment helps you discover more about yourself and helps you look inward and identify your strengths and self-awareness. Recovery renews your spirit and gives you the confidence, encouragement, and sense of self that you lost with addiction.
Addiction breaks a person’s spirit and sometimes fully replaces it. Addiction can be perceived as a spiritual vacuum that puts you in a state of hopelessness, helplessness, and despair. Stigma makes it difficult for some to ask for help. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, do not wait to get help. Addiction is treatable and there is hope in recovery.
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, we incorporate spirituality into our therapy and holistic treatment process. We understand the importance of spirituality in a person’s life, and we know that it can help someone tremendously when dealing with addiction and the recovery aspect.
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