Category: LGBTQ

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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

Invisible, Ignored, And Misunderstood: The Challenges Of Non-Binary People & What Treatment Centers Can Do To Help

July 14th is recognized as International Non-Binary People’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the rich diversity of this often-overlooked community. Since 2012, July 14th has been a special day for those who identify as non-binary. Designated as… Read More

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Meth Addiction, Alzheimer’s Disease and the LGBTQ Community: Everything You Need to Know

We all want the same thing: to live a happy, fulfilled life with our bodies and minds as healthy as they can be, for as long as possible. In fact, “successful aging” has become the newest hot topic… 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

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

Transgender Sex Work: Why It Happens And How Rehab Centers Can Help

As much as 13% of the transgender community reports participating in sex work. At the same time, transgender individuals have high rates of alcohol use (estimates up to 72%), marijuana use (estimates up to 71%), hard drug use… Read More

Taking A Closer Look At LGBTQ Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate it, we’re taking a closer look at LGBTQ mental health. People who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual (LGB) are two to three times more likely to have long-term psychological… 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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Everything You Need To Know About International Transgender Day Of Visibility

March 31, 2021 marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). This global event celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender non-binary people. At the same time, it’s a reminder of the work that still… Read More

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