Westwind Recovery® Featured in Shoutout LA

Westwind Recovery® Featured in Shoutout LA

Shoutout LA recently featured a profile of Westwind’s Director of Clinical Programming, Jessica Steinman. Shoutout LA writes about “the folks that make up the fabric of our communities,” and we’re excited that Jessica has been recognized as a force for change in Los Angeles and beyond. Her work is an integral part of what we… Continue Reading Westwind Recovery® Featured in Shoutout LA

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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5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

Do you struggle with alcohol or drug use? Do you do so because of an underlying mental health condition? If so, you are not alone. It is very common for people with addiction to also suffer from mental health concerns. The term for when an individual struggles with both issues is co-occurring disorders. At Westwind… Continue Reading 5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

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Westwind’s Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

Westwind’s Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment LA Yoga recently featured Westwind Recovery® in an article about our recent Bass Lake retreat. During this week, participants spend time opening up to each other about their struggles and take part in a variety of addiction treatment therapies. In the article, five members of our team shared their… Continue Reading Westwind’s Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

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6 Movies About Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

A movie tells a story that can touch lives. The right film may be what brings you or someone you love to decide that it’s time to get treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism at centers like Westwind Recovery®. Learn more about several popular movies that address addiction and contact an addiction treatment center near… Continue Reading 6 Movies About Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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The Importance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

When asking about the importance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) Awareness Day, keep in mind that this condition is preventable, and education plays a big role in keeping kids safe. Fetal alcohol syndrome affects as many as nine out of every 1,000 children in this country. The more women that understand how alcohol can impact… Continue Reading The Importance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

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Understanding Fentanyl and the Need for Sober Help

Across the nation, many people are suffering from addictions to opiates. However, more powerful than heroin and morphine is the drug fentanyl.  Acetyl Fentanyl is an opiate that is mixed into street drugs and marketed as heroin. In fact, just a small amount can be fatal. Users typically use it intravenously as a direct substitute… Continue Reading Understanding Fentanyl and the Need for Sober Help

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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

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The Dangers of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

Last popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) has made an appearance back on the party scene as a recreational drug. Taken in small doses, this substance causes feelings of relaxation and euphoria and an increase in sociability, which can make it appealing in social settings. However, GHB can also be incredibly… Continue Reading The Dangers of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

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How Exercise Can Transform Your Recovery

More and more research is coming to light about the health benefits of exercise. And it’s not just your physical health that benefits from exercise, but your mental and emotional health do as well. Exercise is gaining more and more importance in the fields of mental health treatment and recovery from addiction. We are quickly… Continue Reading How Exercise Can Transform Your Recovery