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Why You Need an LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Program

Those in the LGBTQ community can face unique challenges when it comes to overcoming addiction issues. Whether these include conflicts with family, isolation from peers, or past traumatic experiences, members of this community would benefit from targeted therapy during treatment. In addition, if an individual is struggling with both addiction and mental health issues, their… Continue Reading Why You Need an LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Program

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How To Get The Most Out Of Life Skills Therapy

When a person is dealing with a mental health disorder or an addiction, they may have lost some necessary life skills. Addiction can take quite a bit from an individual, and losing the skills that are required to get and keep a job or take care of daily responsibilities can make life a challenge. An… Continue Reading How To Get The Most Out Of Life Skills Therapy

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What Are Different Activities in Adventure Therapy?

Treatment for substance abuse issues will look different for every individual. Someone who is struggling with alcohol addiction will require a different treatment plan than someone in treatment for opioid addiction. At Westwind Recovery®, we offer a wide range of therapies for our clients. Every individual in our care receives a personalized treatment plan that… Continue Reading What Are Different Activities in Adventure Therapy?

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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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5 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Sustainable recovery takes more than medication-assisted treatment. In fact, it requires a comprehensive approach involving a variety of therapies provided by a licensed psychotherapist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one approach to addiction treatment that is traditionally provided to clients in a residential or outpatient treatment program. This evidence-based treatment utilizes a set of techniques that… Continue Reading 5 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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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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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

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week spans October 4 through October 10. While this is not necessarily National Depression Awareness Week, it is the ideal time to talk about depression, including what it is and why people need to take it seriously. If you suffer from depression, the most important thing for you to know is that… Continue Reading Importance of National Depression Awareness Week