Leah Miller, MA

Leah Miller is a trained alcohol and substance abuse counselor. She has had clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment, and severe mental illness in residential and community settings. She currently works in a residential transitional support team and writes about substance abuse issues in her free time.

  • Credentials: Master's in Mental Health Counseling
  • Expertise: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Written By Leah

Aftercare Treatment for Drug Addiction

Recovery from drug addiction is a long process. For many, successful long-term recovery requires work that extends beyond the initial treatment period, and the best way to increase the odds of maintaining sobriety is to have a strong aftercare plan in place. An individualized aftercare plan helps p... [Read More]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Treating Addiction

Most people now know that addiction is a chronic—but treatable—condition. We also know that the right treatment is highly effective in helping people get clean and stay that way. But which treatments are most helpful? There are many to choose from, but the one that has proven time and again to... [Read More]

How to Help an Addicted Girlfriend

People with substance use disorders often think they aren’t hurting anyone but themselves, but this is simply not true. Addictions deeply affect the addicted person as well as those who care about them, such as family, friends, and significant others. Fear, concern, and lack of trust can damage r... [Read More]

What Does a Lorazepam Overdose Look Like?

Lorazepam, commonly marketed under the brand name Ativan, belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are commonly used for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders.1 Since lorazepam is a strong sedative drug, it is sometimes prescribed as a short-term remedy for insomnia.1 In ad... [Read More]

What Does a Mushrooms Overdose Look Like?

Mushrooms refer to a type of hallucinogenic mushroom, and are sometimes known as “shrooms,” “magic mushrooms,” “little smoke,” “musk,” “silly putty,” “caps,” or “boomers.”1 Mushrooms contain a chemical called psilocybin, which is responsible for the characteristic halluc... [Read More]