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Don’t Let Loneliness Get in the Way of Living Sober

For those in recovery, loneliness can be a trigger for relapse. Spending time alone can make using drugs or drinking tempting, and some individuals might turn to substance abuse to feel relief from anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. Understanding how loneliness can be dangerous and having a plan for when this feeling strikes… Continue Reading Don’t Let Loneliness Get in the Way of Living Sober

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How Nature Can Help You in Recovery

While there’s no cure for addiction, there are treatments available to help you manage the disease successfully. Besides traditional therapy, there are alternative options that can aid your efforts at recovery. Spending time outside is one way you can learn to find physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Nature therapy can aid your recovery by keeping… Continue Reading How Nature Can Help You in Recovery

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Signs You Need a Private Mental Health Treatment Program in Los Angeles

If you are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone. Many individuals will experience mental health concerns at some point in their lives, and a majority will never seek out professional help. However, a private mental health treatment program can be exactly what you need to help you feel like yourself again. If… Continue Reading Signs You Need a Private Mental Health Treatment Program in Los Angeles

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7 Ways to Spread Love Not COVID During This Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented during 2020. As we approach the holiday season, it can be difficult to know how to connect with others and spread love instead of COVID. At Westwind Recovery®, we believe that support is essential for those who are working to overcome addiction issues. Isolation can be triggering and can… Continue Reading 7 Ways to Spread Love Not COVID During This Holiday Season

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Uniting to Show Support for Those Living with HIV and AIDS

Years ago, an HIV diagnosis was life-altering. Those who tested positive might have worried about how their relationships would change, about their physical health, and about transmitting it to others. However, today, many treatments exist for HIV and AIDS that allow those who have tested positive to live long, healthy, meaningful lives. Yet even though… Continue Reading Uniting to Show Support for Those Living with HIV and AIDS

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The Importance of Trauma Therapy During Treatment

Trauma therapy is designed to allow you to break free of past trauma and move forward with your life. At Westwind Recovery®, we offer a trauma therapy program to give you the support you need when you have a trauma in your history. Many people who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol have… Continue Reading The Importance of Trauma Therapy During Treatment

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What Is Secondary Trauma?

Have you spent time helping a loved one who struggles with substance abuse or mental health difficulties? If so, you may be susceptible to developing a condition known as secondary trauma. Though many people think of trauma as a condition that only evolves through first-hand experience, that isn’t always the case. Rather, millions of individuals… Continue Reading What Is Secondary Trauma?

How Breathwork Helps You Overcome Anxiety & Trauma

For those who struggle with anxiety and pervasive thoughts about past trauma, finding a healthy way to cope with these feelings can be a challenge. Some individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to numb negative feelings, which can lead to co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. At our Westwind Recovery® treatment center, you’ll find… Continue Reading How Breathwork Helps You Overcome Anxiety & Trauma

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How to Manage Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Seasonal depression and addiction often occur together during certain times of the year. Some individuals might not realize that they are struggling with seasonal depression, and it can be challenging to manage seasonal depression and addiction. There are ways to cope with seasonal depression, sometimes referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), such as seeking… Continue Reading How to Manage Seasonal Depression and Addiction

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5 Signs of Seasonal Depression

Do you feel an ominous sense of dread appear as summer fades into fall? Many look forward to autumn because of its brisk sweater weather, hayrides, and vibrant, changing landscape. Others, however, transition into autumn reluctantly, feeling as though they’re being herded into a cold, bleak winter that may never end. If you identify more… Continue Reading 5 Signs of Seasonal Depression