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Can an Obsession Lead to An Addiction?

An obsession is different than an addiction. An obsession is an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. However, an addiction is an illness that affects the brain, causing a person to engage in compulsory substance use or addictive behaviors, such as gambling.

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Best Nutrients for Addiction Recovery

Individuals with substance use disorders can neglect their diet while in the throes of their addiction. That means they may have various nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to problems with digestion. Improving your diet while in addiction recovery with food that contains a variety of nutrients can help you heal more effectively. How Does Addiction…

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Addiction and the Brain

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you know firsthand that taking your life back from substance abuse is challenging. You might experience cravings or withdrawal symptoms, or you might have gotten sober before but relapsed. Why is addiction so difficult to conquer? The neuroscience of addiction and its effect on the…

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Luxury Treatment Therapies & 5-Star Treatment with a Positive Effect on Your Health

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to the recovery process for addiction and mental health issues is relapse. Many individuals who go through treatment begin using drugs or alcohol again. However, this does not mean that your time in treatment will not be effective or successful. Instead, you should look for a luxury…

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Reuniting With Family After Inpatient Addiction Treatment

If you are preparing for a residential treatment program for addiction or mental health issues, you might have concerns about how to reunite with your family after treatment. While in an inpatient program, you might not have much contact with the outside world. The early days of treatment are an opportunity to retreat from the…

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What Is Virtual Reality Meditation?

At Westwind Recovery®, we offer virtual reality meditation as a tool that you can use on your road to recovery. What do meditation and virtual reality have in common? Both offer a way to rid the mind of current thoughts and to help you learn more about yourself. This cutting-edge therapy can help those in…

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Why You Need an LGBTQ-Specific Treatment Program

Those in the LGBTQ community can face unique challenges when it comes to overcoming addiction issues. Whether these include conflicts with family, isolation from peers, or past traumatic experiences, members of this community would benefit from targeted therapy during treatment. In addition, if an individual is struggling with both addiction and mental health issues, their…