Category: Gay Drug Rehab

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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

12 Things To Do When A Loved One Gets Out Of Rehab

If your loved one is about to get out of rehab, you’re probably going through a lot. On one hand, you may feel anxious to resume a normal life. On the other hand, you may wonder what normal… 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

9 Ways Harvey Milk Helped LGBTQ People

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day in California. Read on to learn more about how Harvey Milk helped LGBTQ people.  Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician. He was elected to the San… Read More

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6 Things You Can Only Find In LGBTQ-Affirmative Drug Treatment

We don’t mean to bash the competition, but when it comes to something as important as substance abuse treatment, why would LGBTQ people choose anything besides an LGBTQ-affirmative drug treatment?  Many drug treatment centers may claim to be… 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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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

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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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