If you or a loved one are interested in overcoming an addiction, you may be wondering … how long does it take to break an addiction anyway? Continue Reading How Long Does It Take to Break an Addiction?
Of the millions of Americans who struggle with substance use disorders, approximately only one in ten seek treatment, though it is widely available. There are many reasons why people choose not to seek professional addiction treatment. Among the top is the time required for inpatient treatment and its restrictions on the ability to tend to… Continue Reading Benefits of Outpatient Rehab for a Busy Lifestyle
One of the most important decisions you will make in your life is to seek treatment for your drug or alcohol abuse or addiction. Once that decision has been made, finding the right addiction treatment center to meet your needs can feel overwhelming. An inpatient drug rehab center is designed to provide intensive, around-the-clock, supervised… Continue Reading What to Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab
Physical dependence is a term that many do not fully understand. While this condition mirrors some characteristics of addiction, the state of physical dependence also differs from addiction in several key ways. If you are struggling to stop using drugs and alcohol despite negative consequences, you might be facing physical dependence. Physical dependence is not… Continue Reading Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction
The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult and frightening. Detox, a process that removes all traces of substances from the body, is generally the first step toward recovery from addiction and should be followed with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. At Westwind Recovery®, we understand that finding the right… Continue Reading 3 Signs You Need a Detox Center
Professionals have known for years that there is a strong connection between addiction and mental health, as it is common for them to occur together (often referred to as comorbidity). For those struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or both, it can be helpful to know why this connection exists. Mental health treatment programs are… Continue Reading Addiction and Mental Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Among American adults, the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A major reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ have experienced greater discrimination and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. Individuals who identify… Continue Reading Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
When dealing with an addiction, the struggling individual might be the last person to admit that they have a problem. Often, their family and friends will express concern first and might even stage an intervention. While family members or friends may not be physicians or licensed mental health professionals, the concerned party will usually cite… Continue Reading How to Confront Your Addiction Diagnosis
Millions of people suffer from drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. While abuse and addiction may look the same, they are different and usually call for different treatment approaches. Substance abuse and addiction treatment generally fall into two categories: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient rehab involves intensive, 24-hour supervised treatment in a residential setting. Outpatient rehab… Continue Reading What Is Outpatient Drug Rehab?
Those who are suffering from substance abuse issues often go to great lengths to hide their addiction from friends, family, and co-workers. While it is widely acknowledged that addiction is a disease and needs to be treated as such, for many, there is still a strong stigma associated with substance abuse. This stigma, along with… Continue Reading Where Can You Find a Private Rehab Center?