How to Help an Addict Without Enabling


Oftentimes people may be encouraging their loved one’s addiction without knowing it. While the person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol struggles with their substance use, their loved ones have to wrestle with alternating feelings of love, pain, disappointment, and protectiveness.  Family and friends may cover up for their loved ones, give them money […]

What Are Meth Comedown Withdrawal Symptoms


According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 14.7 million Americans have tried meth at least once. Meth is the common name for methamphetamine which is a highly addictive substance. Meth is classified as a stimulant that affects the nervous system and can be harmful to those who use it. Meth […]

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 Xanax (Bars) Abuse


Alprazolam, otherwise known as Xanax or Bars, is one of the most frequently prescribed anti-anxiety medications in the US.  This drug is in the shape of a small, pill-sized tablet that is taken individually. While relatively common and safe, Xanax does come with adverse effects and the possibility for individuals to become addicted.   In 2013, […]

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 […]