Addiction is complex and affects all aspects of your life. Addiction leads to serious health complications and changes the way your brain functions. It causes organ failure, and can lead to overdose and death. Addiction also disrupts relationships with loved ones.

Treatment prepares you for lifestyle changes in sobriety and helps you transition into independent living. Making a lifestyle change after addiction can be very challenging. When you attend a support group, you can make new, sustainable relationships with sober people that you can call on if you experience intense cravings.   

Loved ones are also affected by addiction. They can attend a support group with you to learn about addiction, recovery, and share their experiences with others. Family and friends can learn a lot about addiction by listening to other people share their struggles with their own loved one’s addiction.

Addiction is lonely and isolating. When you attend a support group, you will know that you are not alone. Many people in support groups can help you through difficult times. A support group allows you to find other people with problems similar to yours. They might offer practical advice to help you cope with lifestyle changes.

When you attend regularly, you will gain a sense of empowerment and control and develop a clear understanding of what to expect in recovery. Attending a support group will help reduce stress, depression, and fatigue and is a great network of sober people. Many people develop relationships or friendships through group meetings. In addition, you will be able to talk honestly and openly about your feelings without judgment.

Support groups are beneficial to everyone affected by drug or alcohol addiction. It is an important part of the recovery process for you and your loved ones. Do not be afraid to ask for help. There is no cure for addiction, but there is hope in recovery. Get help today so you can live an enjoyable, healthier, fulfilling life in sobriety.

“Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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