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man and woman learn about topics to learn 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…

woman learns about luxury concierge treatment

Addiction treatment can be restorative and healing as well as comfortable. Stepping away from family and friends to focus on your health while having access to luxury concierge treatment may be just what you need. At Westwind Recovery®, that is a big part of what we do at our treatment…

woman learns about how substance abuse and sleep

If you are having trouble falling asleep at night, you should know that this is a common problem. There are countless people who simply do not get enough sleep on a nightly basis. You might wake up the next day feeling tired, irritable, and could even have trouble focusing at…

an example of neuroplasticity 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…

man considers if his obsession is leading to addiction

An obsession is different than an addiction. An obsession is an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. However, an addiction is an illness that affects the brain, causing a person to engage in compulsory substance use or addictive behaviors, such as gambling.

some foods that are beneficial for recovery

Individuals with substance use disorders can neglect their diet while in the throes of their addiction. That means they may have various nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to problems with digestion. Improving your diet while in addiction recovery with food that contains a variety of nutrients can help you heal…

two women dont 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…

Westwind Recovery® is now offering a Concierge Treatment Program to offer clients an increased level of privacy and customization. Designed for those who want an elevated level of care for substance abuse and mental health issues in addition to privacy, this program is changing the face of addiction treatment. At…

a group enjoys nature and 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…

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