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December 30, 2017

What Is The Gay and Lesbian Recovery Scene Like in South Florida?

Florida is renowned for being the addiction recovery capital of America. Since it is a popular recovery location, there is a large cohesive recovery community. Being an active part of a recovery community is essential for your recovery because you will benefit the most by communicating your problems and finding solutions to your problems with people who have been in your situation and therefore can empathize with you.

As a gay or lesbian person, you most likely have had underlying issues in your addiction that specifically relate being gay or lesbian. When you decide to embark on the journey of recovery, you will most likely be presented with issues that specifically relate to being gay or lesbian.

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If I Go To a LGBT Drug Rehab Center, Will My Family Know?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem in the LGBT community, mainly due to all the issues that LGBT people regularly face. This is why there are so many drug rehab programs that are geared toward people in this community. These programs are invaluable those who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender who are struggling with addiction since so many address problems that might not come up in other substance abuse programs.

And yet, some people might still be hesitant to seek treatment from an LGBT drug rehab center for fear of being “outed” as gay. Our society places a large stigma on being gay. That stigma is arguably larger than the one that comes from having an addiction…


As An Openly Gay Male or Female, Is It Safe to Go To An Addiction Treatment Center?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem for people from all walks of life, but it has hit the LGBTQ community especially hard. Being gay in America is certainly easier now than it has ever been before, but it still carries a huge stigma. Many young gay men and women are disowned by their families and forced out of their homes, and even those who have healthy home lives still face prejudice just because of who they are. On top of that, there is a sizable “party” subculture within the young gay community that involves lots of drugs and alcohol.

If you are openly gay and struggling with drugs and alcohol, you can certainly check into a drug rehab clinic…

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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…