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La Fuente LGBT Drug Treatment Center

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Straight. Bisexual. Lesbian. It’s been an unasked, asked question since I arrived in West Hollywood almost 20 years ago. When I came to work at La Fuente, a drug and alcohol rehab center, I was surprised by the… Read More

If Grindr = Empty Calories- Why Are We Still Consuming It?

In his collection of poetry entitled Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman penned “The Body Electric,” I sing the body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off… Read More

Strut Your Pride

  Strut Your Pride If there was ever a time to strut your pride, this is the time. With all that is going on in the world- the need to claim, own and celebrate YOUR fierce uniqueness, as… Read More

Did We Just Vote For Conversion Therapy?

This last week has left me confused, angry, disappointed and outraged by the avoidable amount of trauma that was just created for so many young LGBT children all across this country.  These are the same children that like… Read More

La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center

Going Home

Everyone couldn’t help but notice. The day wasn’t what it should have been for Joe. He was getting out of rehab after six long weeks in treatment. It should be a day of excitement and celebration. But it… Read More

So You Drink and Then Go to Work

What is alcoholism and how prevalent is it? ALCOHOLISM IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN OUR NATION. Let’s take a closer look. The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence defines alcoholism this way: “Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease… Read More

Sexual Assault Among Men and Drug Addiction

SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN THE U.S. 2–3% of men in the U.S. report having experienced sexual assault victimization. (1) While this percentage may seem low, it is important to take into account the different… Read More

The Plight of the LGBT Community in the South

Living in the South as a LGBT individual has many challenges. Here is the reality of how one gay man handled growing up in the South. “I learned to counter homophobia with my carrying of a pocket knife… Read More

The Shock of Your Life

Your 24 year-old son comes home one day and shares, “Mom and Dad, I need help getting into treatment for my drug addiction. Oh, I am also gay and HIV positive.” A wave of shock reverberates throughout your… Read More

Will I Lose My Job for Entering Rehab?

Addiction can have a detrimental IMPACT on all areas of life, including your work. Many people lose their jobs since their work performance is negatively impacted by their drug use. Drug addiction can cause you to miss work, arrive late,… Read More