Living Sober in the City | Westwind Recovery®

Living Sober in the City

Living in a city has a lot of perks. You generally will have the opportunity to get out and do something, both day and night. There are celebrations, festivals, events, and all kinds of fun things to do. Most cities are so full of personality that you can allow yourself to be consumed with the…

Is Recovery Possible Without Sobriety? | Westwind Recovery®

Is Recovery Possible Without Sobriety?

There is so much to learn when you make the decision to seek treatment for your addiction. It is scary, no doubt. You will meet new people. You will have to talk about uncomfortable topics. You will have to dig deep to discover many things in therapy that you have spent years running from. And,…

Recovery Resolutions for 2018 | Westwind Recovery®

Recovery Resolutions for 2018

The new year brings new ideas for change. You may daydream about all the things you would like to do or accomplish this year — in an ideal world. However, many of these resolutions don’t come with realistic goals for attainment. And, while in recovery, it is best that you not tip the scales to…

Sobriety, the Gift That Keeps Giving | Westwind Recovery®

Sobriety, the Gift That Keeps Giving

Sobriety doesn’t happen overnight – though you probably already know this. It is a process – and a lifelong one, at that. While it may be a bit of a struggle at first, you will slowly move from the deepest, darkest places of struggle in your life to the discovery that a whole new life…

Fitness Can Fuel Your Recovery Journey

There are things that we do in life – both good and bad – that have an effect on our body, even if we can’t see it right away. Abusing a drug or substance is an example of something that is harmful to our bodies. However, fitness has the opposite effect. In fact, exercise and…

What to do when a Doctor Prescribes You Painkillers

Feeling ill or in pain and needing to go to the doctor is enough to cause strife for anyone. However, finding yourself feeling ill or in pain and needing to go to the doctor as a recovering addict can cause you even more strife. After all, you need help from the very person who may…

Starting Recovery | Westwind Recovery®

5 Lessons You Must Face When Starting Recovery

Along the way, getting to recovery may feel like reaching the finish line. After all, you have worked hard preparing yourself for a sober way of life, right? However, individuals who are new to recovery quickly learn that it isn’t all glitter and cupcakes. Recovery is hard. Each morning when you wake up, you are…

Why Group Therapy in Recovery is So Important

When you hear the words “group therapy,” you probably picture a room of people with chairs formed into an awkward, enclosed circle. You imagine there are people who want to monopolize the therapy session, there are others who are squirming in hopes of not having to speak, someone who is getting annoyed with the monopolizing…

How Your Mindset Affects Your Recovery

Have you ever given any thought to how your mindset can affect your recovery? Are you aware of just how powerful your attitude can be? It’s time you figure that out! Your mindset can set you up for success or it can lead you to failure and defeat. It is how you view the world…