First Responder Recovery Program in Texas

Addiction & Trauma

At Cypress Lake, we adhere to the philosophy that addressing the root cause of unhealthy patterns is fundamental to treating addiction effectively. This approach ensures sustainable recovery by focusing on the underlying issues that contribute to addictive behaviors. Our first responder treatment program was designed by trained public safety peers and provides a comprehensive, trauma-centered approach to help break harmful patterns, heal past trauma, and rebuild trust and confidence.

Whether you are seeking treatment for yourself or for a loved one, we encourage you to take the first step toward true healing today.

Helping First Responders Overcome Addiction & Behavioral Health Challenges

We understand the unique challenges faced by first responders. Our treatment program offers trauma-specific sessions to help police, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, military service members, and veterans learn the skills to overcome addiction. We provide culturally connected groups to build camaraderie and teach effective strategies for returning to work.

Drugs & Alcohol

  • Reliance on substance use to cope with job-related stress
  • Decline in work efficiency or safety due to substance use
  • Persistent use despite negative consequences
  • Choosing substances over personal/job responsibilities
  • Heightened cravings, especially in response to stress
  • Physical or emotional withdrawal symptoms if not using

Post Traumatic Stress & Trauma

  • Vivid flashbacks and/or intrusive thoughts or images
  • Avoiding people, places, or activities that recall events
  • Heightened startle response
  • Emotional numbness or detachment
  • Trouble sleeping and/or nightmares
  • Physical sensations such as pain, sweating, or nausea

Dual Diagnosis

  • Using substances to cope with mental health symptoms
  • Exacerbated mental health issues due to substance abuse
  • Increased isolation and withdrawal from social situations
  • Unpredictable behavior influenced by substance use

What Makes Treatment At Cypress Lake Recovery Different?

We understand that high-quality, effective behavioral health and addiction treatment cannot be improvised. Our facility, nestled in the tranquil woods of East Texas, is dedicated to providing not just treatment, but a transformative healing experience. 

Here, we specialize in addressing not only addiction but complex psychological challenges such as moral injury and vicarious trauma. Recognizing the profound impact some experiences may have on first responders, we have integrated an array of therapeutic modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to help our residents effectively process and heal from these traumatic events. 

In addition to our strong therapeutic program, the natural beauty of our surroundings provides a tranquil backdrop and serves as a vital component in our holistic approach. Here, amidst the calming embrace of nature, our clients find a safe space to explore and heal.

Therapeutic Modalities We Utilize to Help First Responders

Within our first responders addiction treatment program at Cypress Lake Recovery, we utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to help individuals heal from addiction. Some of the modalities we offer are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Group Therapy
  • Art and Music Therapy

Here, we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective for first responders due to their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and personal preferences. Providing an array of treatments, therapies, peer support groups, stress management techniques, and trauma-centered care ensures a more personalized and effective treatment plan. This tailored approach not only addresses addiction but also the underlying trauma and stressors, leading to better recovery outcomes and improved overall well-being.

Begin Healing Today at Our First Responders Addiction Treatment Program

At Cypress Lake Recovery, we understand the unique challenges faced by first responders, and our dedicated First Responders Addiction Treatment Program is tailored to meet these specific needs. Our program offers a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where first responders can begin their journey towards healing and recovery. 

We recognize the immense pressure and traumatic experiences that first responders are often exposed to, and our specialized treatments are designed to address the underlying issues that lead to addiction. Our team of experienced professionals provides a range of therapies, including individual counseling, group therapy, and innovative approaches like EMDR, all aimed at helping our heroes regain their strength and resilience. 

Choose Cypress Lake Recovery, a place where first responders can find compassionate care and a place to heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our treatment program typically spans an average of 30 days. However, we understand that each individual's journey to recovery is unique. Therefore, we tailor our programs to meet the specific needs of each person. This personalized approach allows us to adjust the duration and focus of the treatment based on individual circumstances, ensuring the most effective and supportive path to recovery for everyone we serve.

If Cypress Lake Recovery looks like the right place for you or a loved one, the first step is to call us to learn more about our innovative treatment program and how to begin the admissions process. Our Intake Coordinators are empathetic and professional. We appreciate how hard it is to make that call, and we promise, you will be met with a friendly and helpful voice. We will then gather some basic information about your current situation and discuss with you how the treatment program at Cypress Lake Recovery works. Any information you share with us is completely confidential and is only used to help you and us decide if Cypress Lake is right for you.

Yes, we actively involve families in the recovery journey. Our program includes family therapy and support services, emphasizing the importance of family in the healing process. As part of our therapeutic approach, we offer a weekend family program, which includes both family therapy sessions and educational components. These elements are aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of addiction and recovery, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the treatment and supporting the family as a whole.