Category: Alcoholic

La Fuente LGBT Drug Treatment Center

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

5 Ways To Celebrate 4th of July Without Alcohol

For a lot of people, there’s no 4th of July without a keg of beer and red, white, and blue Jello shots. But what happens when you’re in recovery? Read on to learn 5 ways to celebrate the… Read More

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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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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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A Quarter Of LGBTQ People Suffer From Alcoholism—So Why’s Everyone Ignoring It?

Google “LGBTQ Addiction” and you’ll find information about all kinds of drugs devastating the community. Opioids and meth come up most frequently, but you’ll have a tough time finding information about one of the most common drugs LGBTQ… Read More

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Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment at Home

Alcohol withdrawal can be a painful, distressing time. In some cases, it can be unsafe—potentially even life-threatening—to go through it at home. However, many people want to have this option, especially if they are unlikely to experience severe… Read More

Queer Woman Of Color

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

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

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