Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a life-long process with many challenges to overcome along the way. When a person is addicted to drugs and alcohol, personal relationships with family and friends become compromised. Addiction can result in job loss, cause financial problems, physical and mental health issues, overdose, and early death.

Addiction is known as a family disease because everyone is affected. Getting help from a treatment program will help heal broken relationships. Drug and alcohol addiction can cause trust issues with family, friends, and loved ones. When taking the steps to sobriety, family therapy and counseling is a good way to heal relationships.

When living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, you can have a hard time staying employed. Frequent absences, tardiness, and decline in job productivity can result in job loss. A life of sobriety allows more prompt, reliable and productive work. Living with a substance addiction is costly and causes financial strain and debts and bills go unpaid.

An addiction to drugs and alcohol leads to physical health issues. The brain and other organs are affected and using drugs or alcohol can cause an early death. Most substances have negative effects on mental health. Some heighten depression, anxiety, fear, paranoia, and cause sleep issues. Living substance free allows a medical professional to treat any underlying psychological issues. These health issues could be preventable with sober living.

Drug and alcohol abuse can heighten feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, and self-doubt. Sober living allows a person to enjoy life to the fullest, pursue goals, and enhance self-confidence. Clearing the mind of toxic substances will increase mood, health, and motivation.

Substance abuse affects parts of the brain that retains memories. Drug and alcohol abuse causes a person to forget important dates, holidays, and events. Sadly, he or she also misses important aspects of their children’s lives. Not being able to remember is not a good feeling. A healthy, sober mind will remember more things and will allow a person to get more involved in loved ones’ lives.

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you need to get help. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for addiction and addictive behaviors with a mind, body, and spiritual approach to therapy. Make the call today and save yourself from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Your life is worth saving. You can enjoy life and have fun without toxic substances.

Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for addiction, addictive behavior, dual diagnosis, and mental health conditions in a serene, remote, lush-green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy 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: 877-938-1577