Addiction is not just a bad habit.
Sobriety is not a matter of will power.
People do not choose to become addicted.
Addiction is a progressive disease.
Addiction happens when our natural reward system in the brain becomes hijacked by the chemical payoff provided by substance use or addictive behavior.
Typically, addiction develops as a result of an underlying psychological issue, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, etc.
Typically, substance use and addictive behavior can temporarily relieve one from some of the uncomfortable, painful emotions and provide a sense of euphoria.
However, temporary relief and pleasure do not heal, nor do they resolve the underlying issues.
Typically, as one’s dependence on substance for relief and pleasure grows, so does the negative influence of addiction on one’s daily life, gradually overtaking and dominating all other aspects of the user’s life.
Drug abuse among the teens and young adults continues to be a major issue in our society. The teen’s growing brain is particularly vulnerable to potential permanent changes in the brain circuitry from alcohol and drug abuse. Fortunately, with the right skills and knowledge, a person can recover from addiction and regain a sense of self-esteem, health, happiness, and productivity.
The Intensive Outpatient Program at Cypress Clinic offers a holistic approach to recovery to heal your mind and brain. While addressing the underlying psychological issues through an insight oriented therapy, we help promote lasting behavioral changes through a proven, systematic, evidence-based addiction treatment protocol including neurofeedback.
The protocol consists of Early Recovery Skills Groups, Relapse Prevention Groups, Family Education Groups, Social Support Groups, Individual Counseling, and Urine Testing delivered over a 16-week period.
If you are looking for the solution to the addiction problem, call us at Cypress Clinic to begin healing journey to a healthier way of living.