What Are Examples of Sober Milestones?


Whether you’re pursuing recovery yourself or supporting a loved one, sober milestones can be very encouraging. These markers are clearly measurable signs of progress. Having these points to look forward to is essential for a process that can often be long and exhausting.  Some milestones for sobriety are very well-known, but there are endless ways […]

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 […]

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, […]