two people at 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…

man in a life skills therapy program

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…

woman in chronic pain management therapy

Chronic pain can consume your life, leaving no room for anything else. In some instances, trying to control the pain can lead to dangerous drugs that can fuel addiction. What is needed to gain control is a combination of medication management and chronic pain management therapy. There is no one approach to…

people spreading love and not covid

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…

group at an adventure therapy program

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…

people at a private one on one facility

For many of those who struggle with substance abuse, privacy during treatment is a high priority. There are a number of reasons why an individual might want privacy as they go through a treatment program. They might have a high-profile job and do not want their team members or members…

man showing support for 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,…

sober thanksgiving

For many people, Thanksgiving is a time to get together and spend time with friends and family. Even if circumstances force you to limit the number of people you surround yourself with, it can still be a nerve-wracking experience if it’s the first one you’ve spent sober in a long…

man drinking alcohol

You wouldn't think that alcohol and exercise go together, but the truth is, people who exercise more also tend to drink more. This may not seem like a problem. Wouldn't exercise work off the alcohol? However, this combination can be a problem for many reasons, and there's science behind it.…

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