Sobriety, the Gift That Keeps Giving

Sobriety, the Gift That Keeps Giving | Westwind Recovery

Sobriety doesn’t happen overnight – though you probably already know this. It is a process – and a lifelong one, at that. While it may be a bit of a struggle at first, you will slowly move from the deepest, darkest places of struggle in your life to the discovery that a whole new life […]

Achieving Mental Wellness Is Fundamental to Maintaining Sobriety

Achieving Mental Wellness Is Fundamental to Maintaining Sobriety | Westwind Recovery

Sobriety itself can help you with your mental well-being. It is an opportunity for your body to begin healing and regaining its natural processes – without the use of drugs or alcohol. In turn, it balances out the chemicals in your brain – making your mental function less foggy. Unfortunately, handling the mental aspect of […]

Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox

Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox | Westwind Recovery

There are substantial differences between rapid detox and traditional  methods of medication-assisted detox. Understanding heroin and the need for assistance in the detoxification of drugs is the first step in choosing the right treatment program. Heroin Explained Heroin is a highly addictive substance that begins as opium – which is a narcotic drug derived from the opium […]

After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating?

After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating? | Westwind Recovery

Let’s face it – there are very few sane and healthy people who explicitly look at drug addiction as a perk when browsing online dating profiles. Typically, when someone falls in love with an addict, it’s despite their addiction and not because of it. And that said, being in love with an addict doesn’t always […]

Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates

Opiates are types of medications intended to manage pain and minimize the ill effects of a number of physical and emotional disorders. When used responsibly and for limited amounts of time, these medications can help a person enjoy a reasonable quality of life as the underlying condition is resolved. Unfortunately, opiates are addictive and it’s […]

The Benefit of Women’s Sober Living

Women's Sober Living | Westwind Recovery

By now you likely understand the importance of sober living. You understand that to be successful in your sobriety, you should take a transitional step into a sober living space before jumping back into the real world. After all, the real world very different from residential treatment facilities and can knock you down rather quickly. Will […]

What Is Aftercare in Addiction Recovery?

Aftercare | Westwind Recovery

What if you could go to bed on your last night at your residential treatment facility and, when you wake up, you will be completely sober – and have not a struggle in the world? You will be freed from your addiction and any stronghold it may have on you! It will be time to […]

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 […]