Here’s the great news: there’s only two things you can’t do when you’re in recovery: drink and use. Everything else is up for grabs. Going to treatment in the summer can seem like it’s the end of the world. Addiction can be the end of your life. Treatment is the beginning of a whole new life, without drugs and alcohol.
Few treatment centers have amenities like Cypress Lakes Lodge does. Sitting on acres of lush green landscape in the beautiful rolling hillsides of Eastern Texas, our property boasts a beautiful lake, walking trails, and plenty of opportunities to spend a restorative summer outdoors experiencing the wonders of nature.
Summertime is the perfect chance to get the healing benefits of nature. Spending time in green areas and connecting with water has been proven to increase wellness and health, both physically and psychologically. The best way to spend the summer when you’re clean and sober is having fun. Recovery is not meant to create a life lived in isolation, unable to participate in the joys of life. On the contrary, recovery emphasizes having fun, making memories and learning to enjoy living without drugs and alcohol. Participating in fun activities, especially outdoors, rebuilds neural pathways which have been damaged by drug and alcohol addiction. Redefining how the brain experiences pleasure, makes meaning, and connects with life is what makes a difference in someone’s sobriety. People who don’t go out of their way to try new activities and explore life often have a difficult time staying sober. Rather than experience new excitement, their brains turn back toward old methods of creating stimulation and excitement- drugs and alcohol.
With the sunshine in your favor, giving you all of the Vitamin D you need to boost your mood, summer is the best time to put your recovery to work, get outside, and start living.
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, we offer:
- Yoga on the lake
- Trail Walking
- Hiking Therapy
We encourage our clients to take their “homework” and meditations outside where they can breath the oxygen-rich air created by the lush surroundings of nature.
Cypress Lakes Lodge isn’t an institutionalized treatment center, but rather a retreat-like home setting which awakens the mind, body, and spirit back to a thriving natural state. The beauty that encapsulates Cypress Lakes Lodge is meant to be a symbol of everything wonderful waiting for you in a world free of drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviors. Call us on 409 331 2204.