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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

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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Gay & Sober: 7 Ways To Build LGBTQ Community That Don’t Involve Bars

It sounds obvious, but it bears repeating—building an LGBTQ community is one of the best things you can do as an LGBTQ person. Having LGBTQ friends makes you realize that the roller coaster of emotions and experiences that… Read More

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Broke, Sick, and Stressed—The Devastating Impact Of COVID-19 On LGBTQ People

COVID-19 affects us all, but not in the same way—and certainly not to the same degree. That’s especially true when talking about minority groups like LGBTQ people. For many middle- and upper-class Americans, living through a pandemic has meant… 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

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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