Useful Strategies to Stay Sober After Treatment

Useful Strategies to Stay Sober After Treatment

After treatment, you need to make adjustments and lifestyle changes for recovery. There will be many challenges that put you at high risk for relapse. Plan a strategy in advance to avoid difficult situations that may tempt you to use. There are ways to make the transition to sobriety easier. Here are some useful strategies…

Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, especially daily responsibilities. An individual suffering with addiction becomes less productive at work or school, relationships with loved ones are broken, and savings are spent on drugs or alcohol. Learning life skills in treatment shows a person that he or she needs to be responsible for their…

Family Healing After Addiction

Family Healing After Addiction

Addiction is a family disease and affects the lives of those who struggle with it and the lives of loved ones. Treatment prepares your loved one for a new, sober lifestyle in recovery. Healing from addiction takes time and a lot of work to restore health and spiritual well being. Family members also need time…

The Relationship of Stress and Addiction

The Relationship of Stress and Addiction

Everyone deals with stress whether they like it or not. Life brings different types of stress into our daily routine. Sometimes, the stress can be more difficult depending on the day. In our lives, many people deal with stress due to work, school, relationships, and even money. How people handle their stress varies upon the…

Helping Impaired Professionals in the Law Industry

Helping Impaired Professionals in the Law Industry

There are many industries in the working field that are demanding and stressful. Attorneys constantly deal with pressure and stress due to cases they have. The law industry can be very daunting to many, but also very rewarding. Impaired professionals can be all over the workforce. It doesn’t matter which work field a person is…

5 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

5 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful. Some people drink alcohol throughout the holiday season to cope with stress, loneliness, or depression. While many families get together during the holidays, many people do not have family members who live nearby or have a difficult time getting along with them. People also drink during the holidays to celebrate…

The Importance of Emotional Sobriety

The Importance of Emotional Sobriety

The focus is on physical sobriety typically in recovery but emotional sobriety is just as important. The reasons a person began using drugs or alcohol in the first place must be assessed if a person hopes to recover fully. As the body adjusts to life without drugs or alcohol, the person can slowly concentrate on…

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

Addiction Changes Your Life Negatively Addiction causes a person to continue his or her self-destructive behavior even though it brings harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. The individual becomes physically dependent on drugs or alcohol and experiences painful withdrawals when not using or consuming them. A person…

The Importance of Reading in Addiction Recovery

The Importance of Reading in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is something that is crucial for someone who is struggling with an addiction. Whether your addiction is with drugs, alcohol, or anything else, recovery and rehab plays a major role in getting your life clean and back on track for the better. There are many elements to the recovery progress. At Cypress Lake…

The Healing Power of Exercise

The Healing Power of Exercise

Exercise is not everyone’s cup of tea and it may be the last thing a person wants to think about. However, physical exercise is not just about losing weight, it is also part of feeling better, feeling grounded and improving physical and mental health. Confidence goes way up when people feel better and it is…

Spirituality in Holistic Addiction Treatment

Spirituality in Holistic Addiction Treatment

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,…

The Relationship of Nicotine Vapes and Addiction

The Relationship of Nicotine Vapes and Addiction

The trend of vaping and JUULing is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vapes, vaporizers, JUULs, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic nicotine delivery systems often used to replace other habit-forming nicotine delivery vessels, such as cigarettes, which are addictive. What are Vapes? The vape and JUUL devices are battery powered and deliver…

Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative Therapies Are Life Skills For Overcoming Fears

Creative therapies like writing therapy, drama therapy, and art therapy, are not meant to be treatment-centric. Meaning, their efficacy does not stop at treatment center walls. Creative therapies are practical life skills which can help us relax, cope, emotionally regulate, and more. When we are in a position of having to face or overcome fears,…

Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Tips For Maintaining A Mindfulness Practice After Treatment

Taking skills, tools, techniques, and information learned in treatment can be challenging. Mindfulness is a lifestyle choice for recovery as much as it is a daily practice. These three tips help overcome common objections to mindfulness after treatment. Examine Your Doubt About The Effectiveness Of Mindfulness Spending an eternity in contemplation is possible. For mindfulness,…

Life Skills & Cognitive Thinking from Addiction Treatment

Life Skills & Cognitive Thinking from Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment centers revolve around rehab, but that is not all they do to help a person. Of course, the number one priority when someone comes to us for addiction treatment, the mission is sobriety. However, during the addiction treatment process, there are many things that are manifested. Life skills, cognitive thinking, and educational programming…

Spiritual Direction in Addiction Treatment

Spiritual Direction in Addiction Treatment

When it comes to addiction treatment for alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction, spiritual direction plays an important role. One who has faith, whether that be in themselves, the people around them or a higher being, looks at their life or world differently. Spiritual direction can help tremendously in the recover and addiction treatment process….

The Benefits Of Group Practices In Addiction Treatment

The Benefits Of Group Practices In Addiction Treatment

Group therapy, group meditation, group outings- during residential treatment for addiction, much time is spent in the fellowship and presence of others at a group level. Deep emotional processing, fun activities, life skill building, all happens among cohorts and peers on the journey of recovery. Groups in treatment can have more benefit as a group…

Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Why Empathy Matters in Recovery

Empathy is a way of engaging with other people in relationship, including family, friends and colleagues. It plays an essential role in helping relate to emotions of others. It can also bridge the gap between treatment and recovery of relationships due to addiction. Consider why empathy matters for recovery and how to tap into its…