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 […]

Success Factors in Long-Term Recovery

Success Factors in Long-Term Recovery | Westwind Recovery Residences

Although it is the same general process, the experience of addiction recovery is different for everyone. We are all unique in our makeup, with different strengths, weaknesses, pasts, futures, skills, and talents. What may work for one person, another may struggle with. And while we can learn from each other through the recovery process, it […]

Fundamentals of Wholesome Sober Living Environments

Fundamentals of Wholesome Sober Living Environments | Westwind Recovery

Recovery and sober living can be extremely stressful. You are fresh in the recovery process and still have a lot of kinks to work out. Your outlook on life may be a positive one, but you are still not steady on your sober feet. That is why most people tend to first seek out shelter in a […]

Addiction and Mental Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Addiction and Mental Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin | Westwind Recovery

Professionals have known for years that there is a strong connection between addiction and mental health, as it is common for them to occur together (often referred to a comorbidity). But, the question then becomes – why do these two disorders seem to coexist? And, which one came first? Often times, it is thought that […]

Living Sober in the City

Living Sober in the City | Westwind Recovery

Living in a city has a lot of perks. You generally will have the opportunity to get out and do something, both day and night. There are celebrations, festivals, events, and all kinds of fun things to do. Most cities are so full of personality that you can allow yourself to be consumed with the […]

Is Recovery Possible Without Sobriety?

Is Recovery Possible Without Sobriety? | Westwind Recovery

There is so much to learn when you make the decision to seek treatment for your addiction. It is scary, no doubt. You will meet new people. You will have to talk about uncomfortable topics. You will have to dig deep to discover many things in therapy that you have spent years running from. And, […]

Recovery Resolutions for 2018

Recovery Resolutions for 2018 | Westwind Recovery

The new year brings new ideas for change. You may daydream about all the things you would like to do or accomplish this year — in an ideal world. However, many of these resolutions don’t come with realistic goals for attainment. And, while in recovery, it is best that you not tip the scales to […]