Finding the Right Recovery Residence for You

Recovery Residence | Westwind Recovery

All recovery residences are not created equal. That is why it is incredibly important to know exactly what it is you are looking for and what can benefit you, personally. Thankfully, because we are all different and have different lifestyles, interests, and needs, there is an array of recovery residences to choose from. If you […]

What it’s Like to Live in a Sober House

Sober House | Westwind Recovery

Sober living homes – or sober houses – are a type of transitional housing that was created to fill a need for those completing treatment for substance abuse. Prior to the inception of these homes, individuals, armed with knowledge and coping skills, were being sent back into society once their rehab program ended. Unfortunately, because an […]

5 Types of Recovery Resources to Utilize

Recovery Resources | Westwind Recovery

Taking the time to create a healthy new you should not be undone by failing to plan for your recovery. In fact, treatment doesn’t just stop when you finish the program. As you face real – uncontrolled – life again as a sober individual, you will encounter more and more challenges. Are you ready for […]

Fitness Can Fuel Your Recovery Journey

Recovery Journey | Westwind Recovery

There are things that we do in life – both good and bad – that have an effect on our body, even if we can’t see it right away. Abusing a drug or substance is an example of something that is harmful to our bodies. However, fitness has the opposite effect. In fact, exercise and […]

Mentoring and Giving Back in Sober Living

Sober Living | Westwind Recovery

Everyone needs to have someone to look up to – and, no, this doesn’t just apply to kids. Sometimes adults need a little help with seeing a light at the end of a dark tunnel. This person will be someone who will be positive and enlightening, as well as be an understanding and strong beacon. […]

Health Concerns Associated With Alcohol Abuse

Health Concerns | Westwind Recovery

Quality of life improves greatly for alcoholics who find their way into recovery. Unfortunately, there is a hidden side of alcohol addiction that you cannot see – internal damage to your body. Excessive alcohol use over time can wreak havoc on your organs, setting you up for cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, liver complications, digestive disorders, […]

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction

Life can get rough sometimes. It can be even more rough for someone dealing with an anxiety disorder. Simple tasks such as social engagements, fulfilling job functions, taking tests in school, driving, or even leaving the house can cause immense fear. Although it may seem irrational to many, it is very rational to the person […]

What to do when a Doctor Prescribes You Painkillers

Painkillers | Westwind Recovery

Feeling ill or in pain and needing to go to the doctor is enough to cause strife for anyone. However, finding yourself feeling ill or in pain and needing to go to the doctor as a recovering addict can cause you even more strife. After all, you need help from the very person who may […]

5 Lessons You Must Face When Starting Recovery

Starting Recovery | Westwind Recovery

Along the way, getting to recovery may feel like reaching the finish line. After all, you have worked hard preparing yourself for a sober way of life, right? However, individuals who are new to recovery quickly learn that it isn’t all glitter and cupcakes. Recovery is hard. Each morning when you wake up, you are […]

6 Signs that Your Alcohol Addiction is Out of Control

Alcohol Addiction | Westwind Recovery

There is a difference between a social user and an addict. While neither is good, there are concrete ways to tell when your addiction has taken over and has become out of control. Do you know what these signs are? Your daily life has changed People tend to be creatures of habit and a daily […]