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4 Myths About Ecstasy Debunked: Celebrating Pride Without Party Drugs

Ecstasy, Molly, Adam, Empathy, Candy — no matter what you call it, MDMA (3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine) use is a common sight among young LGBT persons throughout the United States. An observational study conducted by psychologist Perry N. Halkitis of gay… Read More

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Meth Addiction, Alzheimer’s Disease and the LGBTQ Community: Everything You Need to Know

We all want the same thing: to live a happy, fulfilled life with our bodies and minds as healthy as they can be, for as long as possible. In fact, “successful aging” has become the newest hot topic… Read More

10 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month Without Alcohol

There are tons of LGBTQ events throughout the year, but none is more important than Pride Month in June. For many, it’s an excuse to get wasted and party like there’s no tomorrow. And while we’re not against… Read More

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7 Tips For Easing Meth Comedown and Withdrawal Symptoms

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a powerful man-made stimulant that’s snorted, smoked, or injected. Once the drug takes effect, users feel energetic, happy, and confident. But the effects disappear quickly, leaving people with terrible side effects. Luckily,… Read More

9 Ways Harvey Milk Helped LGBTQ People

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day in California. Read on to learn more about how Harvey Milk helped LGBTQ people.  Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician. He was elected to the San… Read More

Transgender Sex Work: Why It Happens And How Rehab Centers Can Help

As much as 13% of the transgender community reports participating in sex work. At the same time, transgender individuals have high rates of alcohol use (estimates up to 72%), marijuana use (estimates up to 71%), hard drug use… Read More

Taking A Closer Look At LGBTQ Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate it, we’re taking a closer look at LGBTQ mental health. People who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual (LGB) are two to three times more likely to have long-term psychological… Read More

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6 Things You Can Only Find In LGBTQ-Affirmative Drug Treatment

We don’t mean to bash the competition, but when it comes to something as important as substance abuse treatment, why would LGBTQ people choose anything besides an LGBTQ-affirmative drug treatment?  Many drug treatment centers may claim to be… Read More

What’s Going On With Substance Abuse In The Bisexual Population?

Woody Allen once said that bisexuality “immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” While witty, for bisexuals it’s more proof of the ignorance and frustration they face on a regular basis.  Aside from jokes about… Read More

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Co-Occurring Disorders, Dual-Diagnosis Treatment & The LGBTQ Community

Co-occurring mental health conditions and substance abuse affect nearly 8.9 million people yearly. Put another way, about half of the people who have a mental disorder will also have a substance use disorder at some point in their… Read More

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