“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality - Westwind Recovery®

“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality

Have you ever imagined that a day would come when a simple vaccine could end the heroin crisis in our society? Believe it or not, that day is quickly approaching. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has successfully developed a “heroin vaccine” that has proven successful when used on animals, such as mice and non-human primates.…

Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox | Westwind Recovery®

Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox

There are substantial differences between rapid detox and traditional  methods of medication-assisted detox. Understanding heroin and the need for assistance in the detoxification of drugs is the first step in choosing the right treatment program. Heroin Explained Heroin is a highly addictive substance that begins as opium – which is a narcotic drug derived from the opium…

Detox Process | Westwind Recovery®

What to Expect from the Detox Process

Detoxification is the process of eliminating a substance from your body. Detox is the first step on the road to recovery. Anyone who has been physically and psychologically dependent upon a drug will need to cleanse themselves of the drug in order to heal. A detox program offers support and medical care during this challenging…