important questions to ask during recovery

Important Questions to Ask During Recovery

Recovery happens after an individual completes their primary treatment and detox programs. Typically, the recovering individual moves to a transitional living facility like a sober living house. At the residence, therapists, trained staff, physicians, sponsors, and wellness experts help guide them through the various phases of recovery. There are a number of questions that can… Continue Reading Important Questions to Ask During Recovery

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Understanding Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance abuse is a chemical dependency that is characterized by the uncontrollable use of addictive drugs or alcohol. A dependency on addictive substances impacts the mind and body and can have dangerous long-term consequences. Health problems like seizures, internal damage, difficulty breathing, tremors, and brain damage are just some of the harmful and life-threatening effects.… Continue Reading Understanding Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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What’s Next After Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a specifically tailored program where individuals in recovery receive the necessary care to overcome addiction. In an inpatient program, the individual resides at the hospital or treatment center for the duration of treatment. The length of time required depends on the person, the severity of the addiction, their physician’s decisions, and the… Continue Reading What’s Next After Inpatient Treatment?

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Topics You May Want to Learn More About in Recovery

Over the years, experts have learned so much about the brain, addiction, and recovery. They’ve studied the effects of methamphetamines, opioids, benzos, and alcohol on the body and the brain. They’ve seen that it’s possible for the brain to heal and repair itself in most cases, which can inspire hope and courage for those in… Continue Reading Topics You May Want to Learn More About in Recovery

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Neuroplasticity Plays a Role in Recovery

Recent research on the development of the brain indicates that this organ is forever changing. Any time you learn something new or do an old task in a new way, neurons in the brain are firing and making new connections. These new connections and the ability of the brain to continue to change has everything… Continue Reading Neuroplasticity Plays a Role in Recovery

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How Westwind Makes Medication-Assisted Treatment Comfortable

Substance abuse can impact people at every stage of life. There is a wide range of treatment options that might be effective in helping you curb cravings and break free from addiction. At Westwind Recovery®, we develop customized treatment plans that are tailored to meet every client’s unique needs. One of the tools that we… Continue Reading How Westwind Makes Medication-Assisted Treatment Comfortable