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Westwind’s Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

Westwind’s Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment LA Yoga recently featured Westwind Recovery® in an article about our recent Bass Lake retreat. During this week, participants spend time opening up to each other about their struggles and take part in a variety of addiction treatment therapies. In the article, five members of our team shared their…

movies about alcoholism and drug addiction

6 Movies About Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

A movie tells a story that can touch lives. The right film may be what brings you or someone you love to decide that it’s time to get treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism at centers like Westwind Recovery®. Learn more about several popular movies that address addiction and contact an addiction treatment center near…

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Understanding Fentanyl and the Need for Sober Help

Across the nation, many people are suffering from addictions to opiates. However, more powerful than heroin and morphine is the drug fentanyl.  Acetyl Fentanyl is an opiate that is mixed into street drugs and marketed as heroin. In fact, just a small amount can be fatal. Users typically use it intravenously as a direct substitute…

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Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community

For those in the LGBTQ community, addiction issues can present a unique challenge. As much as 30 percent of this community battles substance abuse issues, and many never seek out treatment. In an LGBTQ addiction treatment center, you’ll find programs that are sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ clients and address any underlying causes of…

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The Dangers of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

Last popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) has made an appearance back on the party scene as a recreational drug. Taken in small doses, this substance causes feelings of relaxation and euphoria and an increase in sociability, which can make it appealing in social settings. However, GHB can also be incredibly…

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Financial Anonymity

Don M. is a prominent attorney with a wonderful home, a loving and supportive wife (who is also an attorney), and a child in private school.  His life is hard and complicated, and he has more obligations than he imagined he’d have at this stage in his life when he was growing up.  In the…