Category: Drug Rehab

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They, He, She, Ze: What Are Pronouns And Why Do They Matter In LGBTQ Addiction Treatment?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about pronouns lately.  For example, you might have heard that Merriam Webster designated “they” (used as a singular personal pronoun) as their word of the year for 2019. Or you might have… 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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Substance Abuse In Transmen and Transwomen—What’s Similar, What’s Different & What Can Be Done

Despite growing awareness and acceptance of transgender people, substance abuse in transmen and transwomen is a huge problem. Learn why transgender people suffer more from substance abuse, how substance abuse differs between transmen and transwomen, and how La… Read More

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Transgender Substance Abuse And What To Do About It: Best Practices In Addiction Treatment

Many know about transgender substance abuse, but few give it the attention it deserves. Risk factors and rates of addiction are much higher in this population than in the LGBTQ and straight populations and yet substance abuse treatment… 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

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

The Shock of Your Life

Your 24 year-old son comes home one day and shares, “Mom and Dad, I need help getting into treatment for my drug addiction. Oh, I am also gay and HIV positive.” A wave of shock reverberates throughout your… Read More

Will I Lose My Job for Entering Rehab?

Addiction can have a detrimental IMPACT on all areas of life, including your work. Many people lose their jobs since their work performance is negatively impacted by their drug use. Drug addiction can cause you to miss work, arrive late,… Read More

Which is better – Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

Which is better – outpatient or inpatient drug rehab treatment? There is no one answer. Your needs and the severity of your addiction will help you determine which type of treatment is best for you. Inpatient facilities differ… Read More

Drug Detox – Necessary but Not Sufficient

Drug detox is a necessary first, and potentially life-saving, step in a comprehensive rehabilitation program. The focus of detoxification is physiological healing after long-term drug addiction – first, through stabilization and then through detoxification.   What is drug… Read More

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