Addiction is complex and affects every part of a person’s life. Addiction hijacks the brain and chemically alters the release of neurotransmitters, which increases the levels of dopamine that give you pleasurable feelings. Addiction changes the way you think about yourself and can heighten symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. There is a power of spiritual renewal in addiction recovery.
Spirituality is silenced with addiction. When you use drugs or alcohol, you can feel lonely, helpless, and suffer from low self-esteem. Spiritual healing teaches a person to accept and let go of pain through reliance on his or her own concept of a higher power. With spiritual healing, a person learns he or she is part of something larger than they are and can achieve peace and content.
Spiritual renewal is a more highly individualized concept characterized by a personal relationship with something that is transcendent or beyond one’s self. Addiction clouds your sense of self-identity and makes you feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained. It robs your self-worth and ability to connect with others.
Spirituality is hope. When you have hope, you can thrive, set goals, and feel confident. A renewed spirituality can lead to clarity, understanding, empathy, and a greater sense of authenticity. Spirituality increases sense of meaning and purpose.
Spiritual treatment helps you discover more about yourself and restores your faith. Treatment helps you look inward and identify your strengths and self-awareness. A renewed spirit gives you the confidence, encouragement, and sense of self that was lost with addiction.
Sometimes addiction dampens spirituality and fully replaces it. Addiction can be perceived as a spiritual vacuum and a state of hopelessness and despair. Treatment is a life-saving opportunity designed to renew and strengthen your spirit and faith.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you are not alone. It is never too late to start a new lifestyle in sobriety. Get help today and save a life. While there is no cure for addiction, it is treatable and there is hope in recovery.
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