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What the 12-Steps Are Really Meant To Do for You

You might think that the 12-step program is meant to keep you sober. Although that’s a basic truth, they are also meant to help you transform your life. Essentially, the 12-step program is meant to facilitate an entire transformation of who you are. For many individuals struggling with substance abuse, 12-step programs have been very…

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The Incredible Support You Get When You Call For Addiction Help

Most people suffering from addiction are afraid to call for help. When they call for help, they must admit that something is wrong. They fear the judgment and stigma that comes with addiction. Also, they may fear legal consequences and the dramatic change in their life. They fear what’s going to happen in their lives…

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Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the world. As it happens, more people are being asked every day to stay home to stop the spread and to flatten the curve, or surge, in cases. With that in mind, consider your unique situation. Perhaps you have drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you are facing a very challenging…

Fundamentals of Wholesome Sober Living Environments | Westwind Recovery®

Fundamentals of Wholesome Sober Living Environments

Recovery and sober living can be extremely stressful. You are fresh in the recovery process and still have a lot of kinks to work out. Your outlook on life may be a positive one, but you are still not steady on your sober feet. That is why most people tend to first seek out shelter in a…

Women's Sober Living | Westwind Recovery®

Benefits of Women’s Sober Living

By now you likely understand the importance of sober living. You understand that to be successful in your sobriety, you should take a transitional step into a sober living space before jumping back into the real world. After all, the real world very different from residential treatment facilities and can knock you down rather quickly. Will…

Finding the Right Recovery Residence for You

All recovery residences are not created equal. That is why it is incredibly important to know exactly what it is you are looking for and what can benefit you, personally. Thankfully, because we are all different and have different lifestyles, interests, and needs, there is an array of recovery residences to choose from. If you…

What it’s Like to Live in a Sober House

Sober living homes – or sober houses – are a type of transitional housing that was created to fill a need for those completing treatment for substance abuse. Prior to the inception of these homes, individuals, armed with knowledge and coping skills, were being sent back into society once their rehab program ended. Unfortunately, because an…