Westwind Recovery® Featured in WeHo Times

Westwind Recovery® Featured in WeHo Times

Westwind Recovery® was recently featured in WeHo Times in an article about our partnership with Bikes and Hikes LA. Our clients enjoyed a day of biking through LA County with free bike rentals and lunch provided by Bikes and Hikes LA. At Westwind, we know the importance of physical activity and social connections–our adventure therapy… Continue Reading Westwind Recovery® Featured in WeHo Times

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Avoid Isolation When Recovering from Addiction

Often, people isolate themselves from others to avoid pain. They will decline invitations and skip out on social gatherings because they fear possible rejection, abandonment, judgment, or embarrassment. You might feel afraid that someone might not like you, or worse, the whole group might not like you. These kinds of thoughts are common drivers to… Continue Reading Avoid Isolation When Recovering from Addiction

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Common Relapse Triggers in Recovery

Recovery brings plenty of rewards. This is especially true if you are continuing to stay sober and are achieving your goals. At the same time, recovery can bring many unique challenges. In fact, most people (up to 80%) relapse at least once after attempting sobriety for the first time at a substance abuse treatment center.… Continue Reading Common Relapse Triggers in Recovery

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Living a Stress-Free Life in Recovery Takes Planning

Everyone experiences stress. Whether you are experiencing stress at work, in your relationships, having a long to-do list, feeling the demands placed upon us by others, or from simply listening to the news, stress seems to be a common experience in life for many people. At Westwind Recovery®, we help you address how to manage… Continue Reading Living a Stress-Free Life in Recovery Takes Planning

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How to Start Again after Relapsing in Recovery

If you’ve made a commitment to sobriety and then you experience a relapse, you might feel disappointed, angry, frustrated, or sad. You might even begin to feel like you’ve lost hope, as though it’s going to be difficult to get back on the road to recovery. However, it’s important to remember that addiction relapse is… Continue Reading How to Start Again after Relapsing in Recovery

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9 Celebrities in Addiction Recovery

Addiction does not discriminate. Many celebrities have struggled publicly with addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are many in recovery, though, that use their fame to raise awareness. Consider the following nine well-known individuals in addiction recovery and reach out to an addiction treatment center near you today. What Celebrities Are in Addiction Recovery? 1.… Continue Reading 9 Celebrities in Addiction Recovery

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An Easy Way to Keep Cravings at Bay in Recovery

Recovery comes with challenges and, largely, that challenge is yourself. You’ve got to face all the feelings, thoughts, cravings, and doubts that exist inside. You’ve got to face those experiences without the old tactic of avoidance through the use of substances. However, recovery also comes with an enormous amount of support. You’ve got your 12-step… Continue Reading An Easy Way to Keep Cravings at Bay in Recovery

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Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community

For those in the LGBTQ community, addiction issues can present a unique challenge. As much as 30 percent of this community battles substance abuse issues, and many never seek out treatment. In an LGBTQ addiction treatment center, you’ll find programs that are sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ clients and address any underlying causes of… Continue Reading Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community