Addiction is a disease that takes your brain hostage and affects your physical and mental health. The consequences of addiction are severe and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, overdose, and death. Addiction causes disruptive sleep patterns, poor eating habits, and interferes with self-care.
Addiction can heighten symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Gaining insight into the complex nature of addiction is helpful when developing a treatment plan. Treatment for addiction that focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness simultaneously is effective for success in recovery.
The physical, emotional, and mental health effects of addiction become more noticeable over time. Addiction clouds the mind and often goes unnoticed by the person who suffers from it. The brain becomes dependent on the drugs or alcohol to function, which leads to cravings, intense withdrawals, and continued use.
Anyone can develop an addiction. When drugs are taken or alcohol is consumed, the brain releases a burst of dopamine, which produces a euphoric high and pleasurable feeling. If drug or alcohol use continues, you develop a level of tolerance. This means more of the substance is needed to achieve the same pleasurable effect. Addiction causes a person to use more drugs or alcohol despite severe consequences.
Addiction can influence the intensity of underlying mental health conditions. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD worsen with the use of drugs or alcohol. Many people who are battling addiction use drugs or alcohol as a way to cope and escape reality. In treatment, you will learn about healthy, substance-free ways to cope.
Addiction affects a person’s spirit. If you struggle with addiction, you can feel an enormous sense of guilt, helplessness, and loneliness. Holistic treatment encompasses healing for the mind, body, and spirit and helps you to effectively transition into a healthy, new, sober lifestyle.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Addiction is isolating and deadly. While there is no cure for addiction, it is treatable and recovery is possible. Do not wait. Get help today.
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