4 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays


We’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, including cheerful celebrations with family and friends. While this is a joyous time of year for some,  it can be very overwhelming seeing all your family and friends partaking in drinking (or using).  The holidays can be a difficult time for people […]

Dangers of Chem Sex in the LGBTQ Community


Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however,  they are disproportionately impacted by syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Complicating these potential health issues: throwing drug use into the mix. According to studies, the proportion […]

5 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery


According to the Recovery Research Institute, 1 in 10 Americans has reported recovering from substance use disorder. Almost everyone knows someone who is living in recovery. People you may know can be anyone from a friend to a neighbor and even a family member.   Because of the stigma surrounding substance abuse and rehab, it can […]

Opiate Withdrawal Timeline: What To Expect

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When facing opioid addiction, one of the harder parts is stopping your dosage. Certain symptoms begin to surface within the first few hours. It may come off as scary and painful. Opioid addiction can cause problems if you don’t stop. One of these includes drug overdose, which could lead to death.  You may have loved […]

How to Find a Rehab in Los Angeles


Are you or someone you love struggling with substance abuse? If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, addiction to drugs and alcohol remains as big a problem as ever. Thousands of people each year find themselves seeking help for a disease that has ruined their lives. One of the most important aspects of recovery […]