Tara Smith

Tara’s involvement in substance abuse treatment followed her involvement helping a loved one through an addiction. She works in the substance abuse field at Narconon New Life Retreat while following in her mother’s footsteps by pursuing a Bachelors in Social Work.

Tara Smith in Sobriety
November 29, 2017

Ten Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

I put together this list to help all of you stay sober through the holidays. Some of you may remember these tips from last year. It was such a big hit; I decided to send them out again! I know the holidays can be difficult and I hope these tips help everyone have a fun and safe holiday season.


Tara Smith in Family Help
May 2, 2017

The Experimental Phase

The phone rings and she lifts the receiver to her ear. It’s another recorded message from the school saying her son was absent from class today. She yells through the house for her son James. No answer comes back. James is a fourteen-year-old in his freshman year of high school.


Tara Smith in Sobriety
December 23, 2016

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, He had everyone stirring, acting like a louse.


Tara Smith in Drug Rehab
August 28, 2016

Treatment VS. Incarceration

Every 18 seconds, an American is arrested for drug possession (Centers for Disease Control, 2010) .


If Xanax Is Addictive and Dangerous, Why Are We Still Prescribing It?

Why Are We Still Prescribing It? Xanax, or Alprazolam, is a powerful benzodiazepine commonly used for treating anxiety and panic disorders.