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 […]

How to Face Social Situations Sober

Social Situations | Westwind Recovery

Just because you are sober doesn’t mean your life should be dull and lonely. You can still get out there and partake in social functions of all kinds – tailgating, parties, barbecues, even after work happy hours – the only difference is that you need to approach them differently and in an eyes-wide-open sort of […]

Introducing Your New Sober Life to Your Kids

Sober Life | Westwind Recovery

Your positive transformation on the road to recovery has now lead you all the way to your children. It is time to introduce yourself as the new and sober you. Of course, you will naturally feel nervous. How will they act? Will they accept you? What can you do to show that you are truly […]

Why Group Therapy in Recovery is So Important

When you hear the words “group therapy,” you probably picture a room of people with chairs formed into an awkward, enclosed circle. You imagine there are people who want to monopolize the therapy session, there are others who are squirming in hopes of not having to speak, someone who is getting annoyed with the monopolizing […]

How Your Mindset Affects Your Recovery

Positive Mindset | Westwind Recovery

Have you ever given any thought to how your mindset can affect your recovery? Are you aware of just how powerful your attitude can be? It’s time you figure that out! Your mindset can set you up for success or it can lead you to failure and defeat. It is how you view the world […]