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Gay & Sober: 7 Ways To Build LGBTQ Community That Don’t Involve Bars

It sounds obvious, but it bears repeating—building an LGBTQ community is one of the best things you can do as an LGBTQ person. Having LGBTQ friends makes you realize that the roller coaster of emotions and experiences that… Read More

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Everything You Need To Know About International Transgender Day Of Visibility

March 31, 2021 marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). This global event celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender non-binary people. At the same time, it’s a reminder of the work that still… Read More

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They, He, She, Ze: What Are Pronouns And Why Do They Matter In LGBTQ Addiction Treatment?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about pronouns lately.  For example, you might have heard that Merriam Webster designated “they” (used as a singular personal pronoun) as their word of the year for 2019. Or you might have… Read More

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Sober Saint Patrick’s Day—12 Things You Can Do Besides Drinking

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day sober may seem impossible. After all, the holiday is mostly associated with green beer, Guinness, whisky, and public intoxication. But these more debaucherous activities are less Irish and more Irish-American. That’s because Ireland is… Read More

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What’s Velvet Rage And What Does It Mean For Substance Abuse Among Gay Men?

Substance abuse is an epidemic among gay men. While meth is the drug most cited by the media, it’s not the only one causing problems. Gay and bisexual men are 12 times more likely to use amphetamines than… Read More

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Gender Dysphoria & Substance Abuse: Is There A Connection?

Discovering your true identity is no small feat. In fact, many people go through life pretending to be something they’re not. And while finding your real self is never easy, it’s even more difficult for transgender and intersex… Read More

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Broke, Sick, and Stressed—The Devastating Impact Of COVID-19 On LGBTQ People

COVID-19 affects us all, but not in the same way—and certainly not to the same degree. That’s especially true when talking about minority groups like LGBTQ people. For many middle- and upper-class Americans, living through a pandemic has meant… Read More

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Substance Abuse In Transmen and Transwomen—What’s Similar, What’s Different & What Can Be Done

Despite growing awareness and acceptance of transgender people, substance abuse in transmen and transwomen is a huge problem. Learn why transgender people suffer more from substance abuse, how substance abuse differs between transmen and transwomen, and how La… Read More

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10 Tips To Avoid Valentine’s Day Depression– #4 Will Really Surprise You

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The layers of assorted chocolates. The cheesy ballads. The candlelit dinners. For couples, February 14th is a holiday dedicated to fawning over each other, giving gifts, and general swooning. That’s all well and good, but it… Read More

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Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment For African Americans And What We Can Do To Improve It

Over 38% of American Americans entering prison are convicted of drug offenses. For whites, that number is 25.4%. Even worse, Blacks are more likely to be killed by law enforcement, often being labeled as violent addicts. What’s more, African… Read More

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Transgender Substance Abuse And What To Do About It: Best Practices In Addiction Treatment

Many know about transgender substance abuse, but few give it the attention it deserves. Risk factors and rates of addiction are much higher in this population than in the LGBTQ and straight populations and yet substance abuse treatment… Read More

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Chemsex: Everything You Need To Know About This Dangerous New Trend

What is Chemsex?  Chemsex refers to the practice of having sex with one or more partners under the influence of drugs like methamphetamine, GHB, ketamine, ecstasy, amyl nitrate, or mephedrone. More often than not, users are men who… Read More

LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment: What It Is, Why It’s Important, And How Clinicians Can Implement It

With Contributions From Michael Pezzulo, LMFT What Is LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment? LGBTQ-affirmative addiction treatment addresses the unique needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning. Instead of treating these individuals as outsiders, LGBTQ-affirmative treatment… Read More

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