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Sober Living: The Crucial Step in Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease.… Continue Reading Sober Living: The Crucial Step in Drug and Alcohol Recovery

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Finding Your First Steps in Recovery

Recovery from an addiction is a difficult journey, but not an impossible one. Establishing the first steps in recovery will set a path towards a permanent, sustainable, and healthy life, free from addiction and pain. Whether seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, counseling, treatment, and support are necessary for living an addiction-free life.… Continue Reading Finding Your First Steps in Recovery

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Does Alcohol Alter Your Brain Forever?

Alcohol use is embedded in American culture. Legal and easily accessible, alcohol use is widely promoted everywhere you look. Plenty of people can drink alcohol without developing a problem. However, it is estimated that 15 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder. The terms abuse and addiction are often used interchangeably, but they are different.… Continue Reading Does Alcohol Alter Your Brain Forever?

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11 Tips in Facing This Sober Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, and while they can be exciting and fun, they can also cause chaos and panic. This is especially true for those who are newly sober or those in recovery. After all, you will find that your social calendar is filling up with dinner, parties, and so much more. When you… Continue Reading 11 Tips in Facing This Sober Holiday Season

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What Can You Expect at Sober Living?

Transitioning into the real world as a newly sober individual can be challenging. You might not have the support you need from friends or family or might be looking for work or stable housing. Thankfully, there are sober living programs available that can provide you with the support and stability you need as you work… Continue Reading What Can You Expect at Sober Living?

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Celebrating National Recovery Month

Every September, centers like Westwind Recovery® celebrate recovery successes and find creative ways to share information about addiction treatment and relapse prevention. Recovery is not easy. It takes effort, but it’s worth it. National Recovery Month serves as a reminder of the benefits of living a clean and sober life. This year, find ways to… Continue Reading Celebrating National Recovery Month

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3 Reasons to Try Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an individualized approach to treating substance use disorders that utilizes a combination of counseling, behavior therapy, and FDA-approved medications. This combination of interventions helps address the physical, psychological, social, and emotional aspects of addiction that can be triggering. MAT is mainly used to help treat opioid addiction but can be effective… Continue Reading 3 Reasons to Try Medication Assisted Treatment

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Where Can I Find Sober Living Near Me in Los Angeles?

Sober living homes are group homes for people in recovery that are free of alcohol and drugs. Many individuals who have completed an addiction treatment program do not feel ready to return to their home environment right away. Sober living programs serve as a transition from inpatient treatment to independent living and provide individuals the… Continue Reading Where Can I Find Sober Living Near Me in Los Angeles?

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Getting the Most Out of Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse treatment programs offer the opportunity to heal from drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions that contribute to addiction. Of the millions of Americans affected by addiction, a significant portion of them sadly never choose to seek readily available professional help. For others, it can take several attempts at recovery to… Continue Reading Getting the Most Out of Substance Abuse Treatment