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Ashlee Marie Preston “Strikes The Balance”

Written by Paulo Murillo for WehoTimes   Ashlee Marie Preston needs little introduction in recovery spaces. The Louisville, Kentucky native is a media personality, producer, writer, speaker, and civil rights activist. She is the Host/Executive Producer of her… Read More

The Consequences Of Elections On LGBTQ People

The Consequences of Elections on LGBTQ People Whether we choose to believe it or not, the outcome of an election affects all of us, and this is especially true of local elections and midterms. Though the media focuses… Read More

Understanding Needs of Transgender Individuals in Treatment

Understanding Needs of Transgender Individuals in Treatment Everyone has unique needs for safe and effective addiction treatment, and transgender individuals often require specific, informed care that focuses on avoiding traumatization, validating identity, and helping patients feel comfortable and… Read More

Intersectionality Within LGBTQ – Affirmative Treatment

Intersectionality is an important consideration for LGBTQ-affirmative treatment centers. It is necessary for individuals who treat patients at these facilities to understand intersectionality and its importance in the LGBTQ community as well as its effects on mental disorders… Read More

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