Understanding Your Hangover

The Morning After If you feel sick the morning after binge drinking, you may wonder, what exactly is this thing called a hangover? And more importantly, is there a cure? The answers to those questions aren’t so straightforward, though. Alcohol affects every body differently, so your combination of symptoms may be unique. Here are the…

Embracing Joy

The Vital Role of Fun in Addiction Recovery One element that you don’t want to overlook in your recovery journey is the infusion of fun into the addiction treatment process. Including fun activities isn’t a luxury but a powerful tool for holistic healing. Embracing fun can transform the landscape of addiction recovery, offering hope, resilience,…

Unlocking Healing

The Transformative Power of Journaling in Recovery Recovery is overwhelming. Recovery is full of hope. Among the daily challenges and triumphs, one treatment tool stands out: journaling. The act of putting pen to paper goes beyond words; it’s a pathway to healing and self-discovery. Journaling serves as a guiding light, offering comfort, insight, and empowerment…

Understanding Recovery Capital

Building Strength in Addiction Recovery Addiction recovery isn’t a destination; it’s a journey filled with challenges and triumphs. One concept that plays a vital role in this journey is recovery capital. Recovery capital refers to the strengths, resources, and supports that you can draw upon to maintain your sobriety and lead a fulfilling life. It’s…

Supporting a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

Supporting addiction recovery is crucial for those going through the process. Here’s a list of ways you can provide support if you have a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder: These actions can make a significant difference in someone’s recovery journey, providing the essential support they need to overcome addiction and thrive in…

Unveiling the Complexity of Addiction

A Closer Look at Nature Addiction – also known as substance use disorder – is a topic often misunderstood and clouded in stigma. It’s essential for us to peel back the layers and grasp the true nature of this complex medical condition to foster empathy and understanding. Rewiring the Brain At its core, substance use…

Recovery Redefined

10 Game-Changing Values for Your Journey Embarking on the path to recovery is a courageous and transformative journey. At West Sound Treatment Center, we believe that certain values play a pivotal role in your recovery process. Here’s a list of 10 values that are crucial to your success, offering guidance and support as you navigate…

Facing Fear & Anxiety in Early Addiction Recovery

Evidence-Based Strategies Early in your journey of addiction recovery, facing fear and anxiety can feel overwhelming. However, evidence-based strategies can help you navigate this crucial phase with resilience and determination. Mindfulness and Meditation One effective approach is the practice of mindfulness and meditation. These techniques encourage you to stay present in the moment, fostering a…

Voices in Recovery Award 2023: Part Two

The Voices in Recovery award highlights those in the recovery community who stand out for the work they do to help people who can’t always speak up for themselves. Part One of this blog shared about Deputy David Wolner receiving the award this year because of his role as law enforcement whose voice is making…

Understanding Naloxone

The Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Reversal Agent Naloxone, often referred to by its brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the battle against opioid overdose deaths. As opioid addiction continues to be a widespread public health concern, understanding how naloxone works is essential for both health care professionals and the general public. How Opioids…

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