Category: Alcoholism

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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

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

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

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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

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