Leia Rivera

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Leia Rivera is currently a student at Georgia State University. Formerly a dancer, she has struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety since the age of nine. She is currently recovered, and looks forward to finishing her degree and achieving a future.

A hand lies on the floor after a drug addict overdoses on grey death.

Grey Death: A Mysterious Opioid Cocktail

By Leia Rivera

No chemist can say exactly what makes it grey, but the combination of opioids and heroin can kill users after just one use. Continue Reading

Friends hug as one seeks support and recovery following a sexual assault

One author recounts the time following her sexual assault and offers advice for other victims. Continue Reading

A woman talks to a mental health counselor

Follow these suggestions if you are experiencing difficulties with finding the right or appropriate care. Continue Reading

Woman in hospital bed recovering from eating disorder with pet

My Experience with Pet Therapy

By Leia Rivera

Pet therapy turned around my recovery and changed my life, and I believe it can do the same for others. Continue Reading

woman in a blur

Why You Shouldn't Mix Xanax with Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

Xanax has a high likelihood of dependence and can lead to overdose when taken improperly. Continue Reading

CBT vs. DBT: Is One Better Than the Other?

By Leia Rivera

These two most prevalent types of treatment have differences that could affect which one could better benefit a patient. Continue Reading


One writer shares what it was really like to struggle with self-harming habits, why she did it, and how it has affected various... Continue Reading

Social media has allowed humanity to connect with each other at an unprecedented level. Every great invention, however, has its... Continue Reading

Woman suffers from anorexia

The Effects of Anorexia on the Body

By Leia Rivera

Due to societal pressurse, anorexia nervosa has become a widespread serious mental condition. Continue Reading

Artists, such as Lil Wayne, DJ Screw, and Future praised its effects and promoted the use of lean, claiming that this “purple d... Continue Reading