Category: Holiday Risk

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4 Myths About Ecstasy Debunked: Celebrating Pride Without Party Drugs

Ecstasy, Molly, Adam, Empathy, Candy — no matter what you call it, MDMA (3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine) use is a common sight among young LGBT persons throughout the United States. An observational study conducted by psychologist Perry N. Halkitis of gay… Read More

10 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month Without Alcohol

There are tons of LGBTQ events throughout the year, but none is more important than Pride Month in June. For many, it’s an excuse to get wasted and party like there’s no tomorrow. And while we’re not against… Read More

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Sober Saint Patrick’s Day—12 Things You Can Do Besides Drinking

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day sober may seem impossible. After all, the holiday is mostly associated with green beer, Guinness, whisky, and public intoxication. But these more debaucherous activities are less Irish and more Irish-American. That’s because Ireland is… Read More

Sober During The Holidays

5 Tips To Help LGBTQ People Stay Sober During The Holidays

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States reported that it makes more than 25% of its profits between Thanksgiving and New Years. It seems like a huge percentage, but it makes sense when you think about how… Read More

Holiday Sobriety – Making It!

The holidays are officially upon us. The media portrays this time of year as joyous and indulgent. But for many that is far from the truth. What about people, like yourself, trying to stay sober? The holidays can… 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

Do One Thing to Make the Holidays Less Lonely

This article was originally featured in The Advocate The holidays should be a joyous occasion — one of celebration, relaxation, self-reflection, and any number of positive resolutions. And yet this period also is a difficult time for many people…. Read More

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