8 Awesome, Unexpected Gifts of Sobriety

The Gifts of Sobriety | Westwind Recovery

Sobriety is a gift. In fact, it just may be the best gift you could ever give yourself. It means you can find your way back into a functional reality and even spend time doing boring daily tasks like washing dishes or doing laundry. It also means that your broken friendships and relationships are on […]

“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality

“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality - Westwind Recovery

Have you ever imagined that a day would come when a simple vaccine could end the heroin crisis in our society? Believe it or not, that day is quickly approaching. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has successfully developed a “heroin vaccine” that has proven successful when used on animals, such as mice and non-human primates. […]

Recovery Alternatives: If AA Isn’t Working, Stop Going Back

Recovery Alternatives

Drug treatment and sober living facilities are definitely not a one-size-fits-all. Everyone chooses to use for various reasons. While the addiction and the outcome may be similar to the next person, their reasons for using are different – and their journey and choices are different. There are many recovery alternatives for all different types of […]

Why Gender-Specific Sober Living Works Best

Why Gender-Specific Sober Living Works Best - Westwind Recovery

When it comes to choosing your sober living home, you have some decisions to make.You should look for a sober home that: Is found in a location that works best for you. Contains structure and rules to keep you focused and accountable. Houses a staff that will offer support and guidance. Feels comfortable to you […]

9 Lesser-Known Perks of Sober Living Housing

9 Lesser-Known Perks of Sober Living Housing - Westwind Recovery

Imagine being left to care for yourself in the world as an infant. If you are all alone, lacking the skills and tools you need, then how do you survive? Your instincts would likely kick in, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you head down the right path or make the right choices. You need parents […]

Why There’s More to Recovery Than Sobriety

Why There’s More to Recovery Than Sobriety - Westwind Recovery

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could snap your fingers, become sober, and then shout to the world that you are living a successful recovery? While this sounds wonderful, recovery, unfortunately, does not work that way. Think about it – if it were simple to be sober, addiction would never be an issue, would it? […]

Successfully Transitioning From Sober Living Into Life Again

Successfully Transitioning From Sober Living Into Life Again - Westwind Recovery

Nearing the end of your rehab program may have you jittery with excitement – you are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You will soon be done with all the program activities and all that structured living. You can kiss group sessions goodbye and do what you want to do when […]

Learning About Addiction Can Facilitate Recovery

Learning About Addiction Can Facilitate Recovery | Westwind Recovery

In everything you do in life, education is key. Just think about it: Children are sent to school at such young ages to begin their education. Then, after graduation, there is an emphasis on college or trade schools – again, to become educated in something. Then, when the money starts rolling in, investments are made […]

From Getting Sober to Living Sober

From Getting Sober to Living Sober | Westwind Recovery

Sobriety is a long road – and it is far from straight. There are so many twists, turns, uphill climbs, downhills, and unexpected speedbumps. You never know what you will encounter on this road you are on. The only thing you can do is drive forward, keep your eyes on the road, and both hands […]