Category: Drug Addiction

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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

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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

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

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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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What’s Velvet Rage And What Does It Mean For Substance Abuse Among Gay Men?

Substance abuse is an epidemic among gay men. While meth is the drug most cited by the media, it’s not the only one causing problems. Gay and bisexual men are 12 times more likely to use amphetamines than… Read More

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Gender Dysphoria & Substance Abuse: Is There A Connection?

Discovering your true identity is no small feat. In fact, many people go through life pretending to be something they’re not. And while finding your real self is never easy, it’s even more difficult for transgender and intersex… Read More

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Chemsex: Everything You Need To Know About This Dangerous New Trend

What is Chemsex?  Chemsex refers to the practice of having sex with one or more partners under the influence of drugs like methamphetamine, GHB, ketamine, ecstasy, amyl nitrate, or mephedrone. More often than not, users are men who… Read More

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LGBTQ People Are Getting Hooked On These Drugs

And You’ve Probably Got Them In Your Medicine Cabinet  Addiction rates are 2-4 times higher in the LGBTQ community than in the general population.  And while most studies about LGBTQ substance abuse focus on alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs,… Read More

When Party and Play Stops

The Devastating Consequences of Meth Addiction on the Gay Community There’s a health crisis wreaking havoc on the gay community and no one’s talking about it. And no, it’s not HIV – at least, not entirely. Since the… Read More

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