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Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

Of the nearly four million people in Los Angeles and the greater LA metropolitan area, almost five percent identify as LGBTQ. Compared to the general population, the rates of substance use disorders and mental health disorders among the LGBTQ community are significantly higher. Open discrimination has resulted in many people choosing to avoid seeking the… Continue Reading Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

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What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

Alcohol or drug detox and subsequent treatment are just the beginning of the recovery process. Upon completing inpatient or outpatient treatment, the hard work of re-establishing yourself into your community, and society as a whole, as a sober person begins. For many, especially those who did not have a supportive and healthy environment before treatment,… Continue Reading What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

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Effectiveness of Sober Living in Luxury

Sober living is a transitional living environment where individuals in recovery may choose to live during treatment and beyond. These residences provide structure and support for those who are working to rebuild their lives. Due to the complex nature of addiction, relapse is very common. Cultural, societal, and biological factors all contribute to the development… Continue Reading Effectiveness of Sober Living in Luxury

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The Benefits of Sober Living Homes

Sober living is a stage in recovery that occurs after inpatient treatment and detoxification. It is a transitional process that prepares and guides those in recovery towards a fully independent life back in the outside world. Because alcoholism and drug addiction are chemical dependencies, sober living can be difficult to achieve independently once their primary… Continue Reading The Benefits of Sober Living Homes

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Transgender Health and Wellness

At Westwind Recovery®, we’re proud to offer addiction and mental health treatment programs that are not just LGBTQ-friendly but that are designed with the specific needs of our LGBTQ clients in mind. We have created a welcoming, affirming environment where transgender individuals can work through addiction and mental health issues and embrace wellness. Helping our… Continue Reading Transgender Health and Wellness

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10 Ways Sober Living Homes Strengthen Your Recovery

Sober living is a recovery stage that occurs after a person completes detoxification (detox) and when they are ready for a treatment program. It offers a period of transition in which a person with substance abuse issues receives the tools and guidance that can help them return to a fully independent lifestyle without abusing drugs.… Continue Reading 10 Ways Sober Living Homes Strengthen Your Recovery

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9 Reasons To Check Out Sober Living Houses

Sober living houses are temporary residences where recovering substance abusers may choose to live once they have successfully completed their treatment and detox program. Based on the addiction and recommendation of physicians, the person in recovery may stay at a gender-specific home or an alternative option like a halfway house. This depends on the needs… Continue Reading 9 Reasons To Check Out Sober Living Houses

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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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What To Do When You’re Feeling Down In Sober Living

It’s common to have emotional ups and downs when you’re in recovery. Many people turn to drugs or alcohol in the first place to help escape emotional pain. For instance, the loss of a loved one, the loss of employment, or divorce can be incredibly challenging. They can even cause someone to turn to substances… Continue Reading What To Do When You’re Feeling Down In Sober Living