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Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

If your significant other is struggling with addiction, you must understand the common signs of substance abuse and how addiction can negatively impact your relationship. Taking the time to learn more about this will ensure you’re prepared to intervene if necessary and protect your significant other, yourself, and your relationship. These changes develop over time,… Continue Reading Typical Addict Behavior in Relationships

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3 Signs You Need a Detox Center

The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult and frightening. Detox, the process in which all traces of substances are removed from the body, is generally the first step toward recovery from addiction and should be followed with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that finding… Continue Reading 3 Signs You Need a Detox Center

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Addiction and Mental Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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 as comorbidity). For those struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or both, it can be helpful to know why this connection exists. Mental health treatment programs are… Continue Reading Addiction and Mental Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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What Is an Addiction Specialist?

In the early stages of recovery or while looking to help a loved one, you may have come across the term “addiction specialist.” This professional plays a special role in substance abuse treatment programs. For those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, addiction specialists can be invaluable resources on the road to recovery. If you’re… Continue Reading What Is an Addiction Specialist?

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How Music Can Help Addiction

Mentions of music being used as a tool for healing can be found throughout the history of humankind. In more recent years, music therapy has become widely regarded as an effective treatment for numerous mental health issues. It has shown to be a powerful therapy for people in recovery. A musical therapist uses clinical, evidence-based… Continue Reading How Music Can Help Addiction

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What Is Art Therapy?

Throughout history, art has been used in communication, conflict resolution, self-expression, and healing. “Art therapy” was coined as a term in the 1940s, when pioneers in the field of psychology discovered the benefits of using art in therapy with children and families. Since then, art therapy has been successfully used throughout a wide array of… Continue Reading What Is Art Therapy?

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Drugs Over Love: How To Have A Relationship With An Addict

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 There are many things about addiction that are difficult to understand, especially if you love someone struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Sometimes, it can feel like the person you love isn’t the person they used to be. It can also feel like your partner isn’t always capable of… Continue Reading Drugs Over Love: How To Have A Relationship With An Addict

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5 Alternative Therapy Strategies for Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition. It affects the whole person and often infiltrates every area of their life. Substance use issues can interfere with the ability to live, work, and play. Left untreated, it claims thousands of lives, breaks up families, and steals joy away from people who would otherwise be giving so much back… Continue Reading 5 Alternative Therapy Strategies for Addiction

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Qualities of Top Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Drug or alcohol dependence is a common struggle. For most people who struggle with addiction, drug rehab is an essential part of their recovery and return to a healthy lifestyle in sobriety. Finding the right addiction treatment center can be difficult, making the hope of recovery seem out of reach. When choosing a drug addiction… Continue Reading Qualities of Top Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

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Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

Among American adults, the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A major reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ have experienced greater discrimination and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. Individuals who identify… Continue Reading Addiction in the LGBTQ Community