Hands of someone California Sober, holding a burning joint in one and a tall glass of beer in the other.

What is “California Sober”?

What does California Sober mean? California Sober (or Cali Sober for short) is a slang term that’s a way of saying someone doesn’t use hard drugs (i.e., stimulants, opioids) but they still partake in “soft” drugs like marijuana – and, depending on whose definition you’re going off, alcohol. Some even include occasional use of hallucinogens …

Terra cotta bowl and clear capsules containing powdered kratom.

The Truth About Kratom Use, Abuse, Addiction

The popularity of kratom in the United States has been on the rise for more than 20 years but picked up steam in the past decade. Those who advocate for its use often tout the drug as a safer alternative to prescription opioids such as oxycodone for uses like pain management – as well as an …

The Impact of Addiction on Families

By Michelle Hook, RN, MSN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director Addiction is a complex and progressive brain disease that slowly strips people of their physical, emotional and psychological well-being, and while the negative effects of substance abuse on users are fairly easy to understand, this understanding only highlights half the problem. We also need to recognize that the …