Facing Discrimination – Christian LGBT Community & Drug Addiction

A lack of education has recently been seen in regards to the Christian LGBT community and substance abuse issues. Many have everyday obstacles to overcome such as: “coming out”, social acceptance and sexual identity. Some even face being disowned or rejected because of who they are. When we combine these factors with Christianity, the Christian

Marriage, Divorce and Addiction

It’s true that a marriage can survive a drug addiction, but it’s also equally true that marriage relationships are always negatively affected by the addiction. Addiction is considered a family disease and it therefore directly impacts all non-using immediate family members. This causes great strain on a couple, both before and after drug rehab. Getting

Teens Abusing Hand Sanitizer Sends them to the ER

Desperate Teenagers Abusing Hand Sanitizer to Get Drunk Desperate teenagers are turning to drinking hand sanitizer in order to feel the euphoric effects of alcohol. Recently, 6 teenagers were in the news  after being hospitalized for getting drunk off hand sanitizer. Reports stated that they had burning sensations in their stomachs and needed to be

How to Respond to Relapse Warning Signs and Behaviors

Addiction treatment begins to address thoughts and behaviors that are present during active addiction. In a drug rehab, therapists educate addicts on a program of recovery, practice relapse prevention skills with addicts and help them begin to address underlying issues. Every addict should have a plan to respond to relapse warning signs. The process for

Why a LGBT Friendly Drug Rehab May Be Needed for Recovery

March 26-30, 2012 marked the 10th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week. It is a call to action for the community, activists, service providers and government officials to recognize the need for social justice which includes quality, unbiased healthcare for the LGBT community. Mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities provide a crucial aspect of comprehensive

Addict Behavior – Common Thinking Patterns in Substance Abuse Addiction

Most Common Addict Behavior Addict behavior has a specific thinking style that enables the addict to continue using substances despite negative consequences. The Journal of Neuroscience reported findings that suggested there may be a cognitive difference in people who suffer from addiction and their brains may not fully process long-term consequences. Research also indicates that