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December 30, 2017

Can I Go To a LGBTQ Drug Rehab Even If I’m Not Gay?

It’s human nature to fear what we don’t understand, which causes a great divide among individuals – especially in relation to the LGBTQ community. Sufferers of addiction who identify gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender face daily ridicule and discrimination; therefore, admittance of a drug problem is not easy. For this reason, there are drug rehabilitation centers that cater to the LGBTQ population. These organizations are welcoming of all people regardless of race, sex, religion, or preference. They make it OK for you to be the real you!

Addiction is a serious illness and doesn’t discriminate. We all have our vices. Whether yours is drugs or alcohol, the road to recovery is long and strenuous – but obtainable. We…


Will My Health Insurance Cover the Cost of A Gay Drug Rehab Center?

Choosing to go to rehab is a courageous step for you to take when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and want to start the journey of recovery. Unfortunately, the daunting task after deciding to go to rehab is figuring out how to pay for it. Most insurance companies cover at least some portion of the cost of addiction treatment. If you identify as gay, a LGBT-specific rehab center will be in your best interest.

  • You will be surrounded by peers who can relate to you.
  • The staff will be equipped to work on your underlying issues of your addiction that have to do with being gay.
  • You do not have to worry about being…

As a Gay Male, Wouldn’t It Just Be Better For Me To Go To An Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Choosing to seek treatment is a courageous step for you to take in the genesis of your recovery. Contrary to popular belief, recovery is a lifelong process, not merely the duration of your treatment. Many people go to inpatient drug rehab to start their recoveries. However, as a gay male, going to inpatient rehab may be more complicated because you most likely have several concerns regarding your sexual orientation and the inpatient rehab center.

  • How you will be classified for sleeping and housing arrangements.
  • Being stigmatized by the staff and other clients.
  • Being harassed or mistreated because of being gay.
  • The staff and other clients not understanding your underlying issues that specifically have to do with being gay.

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Do I drink too much alcohol?

Perhaps you have found yourself wondering, do I drink too much alcohol? Chances are if you are questioning your drinking habits, there is a problem. Alcohol has ingrained itself in LGBTQ social culture as a mainstay at get-togethers, clubs, and functions. It is easy to develop a problem with alcohol without realizing it before it’s too late.

The Facts

According to a government publication focused on drug and alcohol consumption of members of the LGBTQ community, sexual…

West Virginia Opioid Crisis

Kermit is a dot on the map. It’s a town in West Virginia with a population of about 400 people. Over a two-year period, one pharmacy in Kermit was flooded with almost 9 million pills of addictive opioid painkillers from wholesale prescription drug distributors. Other small towns in West Virginia have also experienced receiving exorbitant amounts of powerful opioids from wholesale distributors. From 2006 to 2014, the Family Discount Pharmacy in Mount Gay-Shamrock received…

Should I go to Rehab for my Crystal Meth Addiction?

Finding a rehab for a crystal meth addiction that will meet your unique needs as a member of the LGBTQ community can help you get clean and sober and stay that way.

I can’t stop doing meth. Should I go to a crystal meth rehab if I’m addicted?

The short answer? Yes. Treatment at a crystal meth rehab can help you kick this dangerous drug and get your life back on track.

Should I seek a recovery…

Medication-Assisted Treatment Debate

By Martel Bird

A relatively new paradigm in the treatment of addiction to opiates has come into vogue known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.). This form of treatment typically hinges on the prescription of a medication called Suboxone. Suboxone is a combination of the drugs buprenorphine, an opioid itself, and naloxone, a drug that, among other things, can block the euphoric high associated with opioids. This combination satisfies the physical craving for opiates, therefore…