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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

What’s The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Deciding that you need help is the first decision of many that you’ll have to make before starting a substance abuse treatment program. While choosing to get help is the most important decision, there are plenty of other… 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

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

What’s Going On With Substance Abuse In The Bisexual Population?

Woody Allen once said that bisexuality “immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” While witty, for bisexuals it’s more proof of the ignorance and frustration they face on a regular basis.  Aside from jokes about… 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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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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