Category: Drug Addiction

La Fuente LGBT Drug Treatment Center

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

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

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

If Grindr = Empty Calories- Why Are We Still Consuming It?

In his collection of poetry entitled Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman penned “The Body Electric,” I sing the body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off… Read More

Strut Your Pride

  Strut Your Pride If there was ever a time to strut your pride, this is the time. With all that is going on in the world- the need to claim, own and celebrate YOUR fierce uniqueness, as… Read More

Sexual Assault Among Men and Drug Addiction

SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN THE U.S. 2–3% of men in the U.S. report having experienced sexual assault victimization. (1) While this percentage may seem low, it is important to take into account the different… Read More

The Plight of the LGBT Community in the South

Living in the South as a LGBT individual has many challenges. Here is the reality of how one gay man handled growing up in the South. “I learned to counter homophobia with my carrying of a pocket knife… Read More

Understanding Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is often misunderstood. Many people do not understand why or how other people BECOME ADDICTED. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers should be able to quit with will power. This is incorrect. In reality,… Read More