Category: Drug Addiction

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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

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 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

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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