Category: Gay Drug Rehab

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LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment: What It Is, Why It’s Important, And How Clinicians Can Implement It

With Contributions From Michael Pezzulo, LMFT What Is LGBTQ-Affirmative Addiction Treatment? LGBTQ-affirmative addiction treatment addresses the unique needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning. Instead of treating these individuals as outsiders, LGBTQ-affirmative treatment… Read More

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Transgender People Suffer From Drug and Alcohol Addiction More Than Anyone Else. Here’s Why.

Addiction is destroying the LGBTQ community. In fact, about 30% of LGBTQ people report abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Thanks to decades of research, we know LGBTQ people are more likely to suffer from addiction than their straight counterparts… 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

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4 Reasons Gender Pronouns Matter More Than You Think

4 Reasons Gender Pronouns Matter More Than You Think (#3 Will Surprise You) Have you ever introduced yourself to someone, mentioned your name a few times throughout the conversation, and still the other person signs off “Bye John”… Read More

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LGBTQ Pride 2019

The month of June is here and that means Pride is in full swing! As we have mentioned in previous posts, the celebration of Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride is “the positive stance against discrimination and violence” toward… 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

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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

Overly Happy Holidays Can Be Risky For Gay Men

We all know that parties come hand-in-hand with the holiday season. This for the most part can be a good thing. But there is a community of people where this breeds a high risk of harm. Gay men… Read More

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