Category: Drug Addiction

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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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The Deadly Effects of Mixing Meth and Fentanyl

Substance abuse is a serious problem in the United States today. As Jon Zibbell, the former epidemiologist for the CDC stated in a recent Buzzfeed News article, “It’s not your father’s drug market anymore. What we are really… Read More

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Top Tips for Meth Comedown

Coming down from meth is one of the hardest experiences ever. It feels extremely uncomfortable, and in many cases, it is also very difficult on your mind, your emotions, and your perception of yourself. Here is our guide… Read More

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Top 10 Signs of a Meth User

Methamphetamine is an incredibly addictive and dangerous drug that can cause severe side effects, addiction, dependence, withdrawal, and even death. In fact, a person can die from using meth just one time. Also, it is an extremely powerful… 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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