Category: Affirmative Treatment

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4 Reasons LGBTQ People Have A Higher Addiction Risk

Between 20-30% of LGBTQ people abuse substances. This statistic is shocking by itself, but it gets worse. Only about 9% of the general population reports substance abuse. A difference that big begs the question—why do LGBTQ people have… Read More

12 Things To Do When A Loved One Gets Out Of Rehab

If your loved one is about to get out of rehab, you’re probably going through a lot. On one hand, you may feel anxious to resume a normal life. On the other hand, you may wonder what normal… Read More

HIV And Substance Abuse: A Recipe For Disaster?

More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Of that number, some 50% report current or past drug and/or alcohol… Read More

Can I Get Fired For Going To Rehab?

If you’ve decided to get help for substance use, you’ve already taken an important step. However, you may also be thinking about all of the logistics that go into getting treatment. In particular, you’re probably wondering “can I… Read More

10 Ways To Stay Sober During The Summer

Summer may be a time for parties, festivals, and spending time with loved ones, but for those in recovery, it’s one of the toughest seasons to stay sober. Keep reading to learn why staying sober in the summer… Read More

Invisible, Ignored, And Misunderstood: The Challenges Of Non-Binary People & What Treatment Centers Can Do To Help

July 14th is recognized as International Non-Binary People’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the rich diversity of this often-overlooked community. Since 2012, July 14th has been a special day for those who identify as non-binary. Designated as… Read More

10 Ways To Recognize Meth Abuse In A Loved One

Methamphetamine has been around for about 100 years, but it took until the early 1990s for it to become widely available and popular. In 2006, the United Nations World Drug Report called meth the most abused hard drug… 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

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