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

Teen Drug and Alcohol Statistics and Information

The teen years can be a turbulent period for many adolescents. During this time, young people go through a lot of physical, psychological, cognitive, and social growth.1 Experimentation with alcohol and substance use also tends to be common during this time, but it can slow healthy growth, lead t... [Read More]

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]

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Right for Me?

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]

How to Help an Addict or Alcoholic Girlfriend

Determining how to help an addicted girlfriend poses a number of challenges for many supportive partners. Drug and alcohol addiction can dramatically reduce the social, behavioral and mental abilities of sufferers. This often leads to addicts pushing friends, family and partners away when assistance... [Read More]

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