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    • MARCH 25, 2019
    I Am In Control Day

    I Am In Control Day

    The path to recovery begins with being in control, and on March 30 the I Am in Control Day celebrates drug-free living and the control of your emotions through addiction and sobriety. Being in control is the realization that you are in charge of your thoughts and emotions, while not letting them control you. It

    • MARCH 22, 2019
    Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch Shares Testimonial with Windward Way Clients

    Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch Shares Testimonial with Windward Way Clients

    Ian Heinisch is a one of a kind man. Although his story of addiction, incarceration, and dark life events may be a story that many can identify with, what he’s doing with his recovery is uniquely inspirational. Stopping by Windward Way earlier this month, the currently ranked #16th world UFC fighter shared his testimonial with

    • MARCH 14, 2019
    The National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange

    The National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange

    On March 21, the National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange educates the public about the life-saving importance of sterile needles and syringe exchange services. The injection drug users with the care they need to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and other infections. Syringe exchange programs (SEPs) are community-based clinics where individuals can bring used

    • MARCH 8, 2019
    How Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men

    How Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men

    National surveys show that 1 in 2 women of child-bearing age drink alcohol, and 18% of these women binge drink. Alcohol affects males and females in different ways. Although men are statistically more likely to drink alcohol, women absorb more alcohol than men due to gender differences in chemistry and body structure. This means women

    • FEBRUARY 27, 2019
    Treating Women: How Gender Affects Recovery

    Treating Women: How Gender Affects Recovery

    Gender is an ever-changing concept. It is considered more fluid than it once was, but it still defines us in a myriad of ways. Boys and girls mature at different paces, teenagers experience adolescence differently, and these rifts become even more pronounced as men and women embark into adulthood. We should never discriminate according to

    • FEBRUARY 19, 2019
    Alternative Recovery Methods

    Alternative Recovery Methods

    Life is the ultimate healing process. Every morning offers new opportunities to experience the world in cool, strange, and interesting ways; these are all activities that may lend themselves to your burgeoning recovery. By embracing alternative ways to lead a sober life, you add to your toolkit of wellness and wonder. Check out these methods

    • FEBRUARY 6, 2019
    Children of Alcoholics Week

    Children of Alcoholics Week

    For most of us, Valentine’s Day evokes images of candy red hearts and candlelight dinners with that special someone. But what could be more special than expressing your love with a healthy outlook? It’s a gift that will last for not only the day but for the entire week and beyond. Every year, Valentine’s Day

    • JANUARY 31, 2019
    Aftercare in Southern California

    Aftercare in Southern California

    Getting help in Southern California, thankfully, isn’t that difficult. There are places and Doctors and institutes and therapy centers everywhere that can help you get back on the right road to recovery. But what about the aftercare? Where and what can you turn to for the help and support you need beyond the therapist’s office?