If your loved one struggles with addiction, he or she will be accustomed to using substances in order to function. The lifestyle they once knew has changed. Addiction interrupts relationships with loved ones, disrupts employment, and can lead to devastating mental and physical health complications, or death.
Addiction makes a person think about his or her next high all the time. The euphoric effects of some drugs are so intense that a person who uses them feels they cannot live without it. For an active user, the brain craves more and takes priority over everything else, even significant dates, events, and responsibilities.
Substance abuse is on the rise with new drugs surfacing every day. New drugs are made to be more intense and powerful than previous ones. On the street, dealers more potent substances keep buyers coming back for more.
Although a person with an addiction stops using controlled substances in recovery, the temptation is always there. This happens because the brain becomes addicted. Temptation could intensify when the individual with the addiction is around certain people, places, and things. He or she must change their lifestyle to live a successful life of sobriety. Recovery preaches one day at a time because each day is a huge success in the recovering person’s life.
There are a few reasons why chronic relapse happens. The addicted brain is trained to relapse. Cravings are intense and strong withdrawals make the individual physically sick. To the addicted brain, it is easier to relapse and use drugs or alcohol again to relieve the symptoms. A person with an addiction can also relapse due to lack of support from loved ones. Going into recovery is hard enough. Doing recovery alone and hearing negative comments from loved ones can urge a person to use their substance of choice again.
Physical dependence plays a role in chronic relapse as well. The body becomes dependent on the drug and draws the person back into using it. The body is trained to need the substance. Relapse is not a sign of failure. Relapse is common and it does not imply that recovery is not possible. Retraining the body to function without chemical dependency takes time.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and addictive behaviors with a focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Save a life today. You are worthy of living a happy, enjoyable life, substance-free. Addiction is treatable and recovery is possible.
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: 877-938-1577