Being LGBTQ in Treatment: Will it Be Different For Me?

It is a common belief amongst mental health professionals, as well as researchers, that members of the LGBT+ community are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than the general population. I mean, hey, I myself and my lesbian wife are both in recovery for different addictions, yet we had very different lives before we … Read moreBeing LGBTQ in Treatment: Will it Be Different For Me?

Why Do People Fear the Fourth Step?

Most of the time when people think of a 12-step fellowship, they think of Alcoholics Anonymous, however, there’s actually a 12-step group for just about any addiction out there, including: Narcotics Anonymous Codependents Anonymous Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, etc. These fellowships are meant for the loved ones of addicts. Some people attend for different reasons. While some go because … Read moreWhy Do People Fear the Fourth Step?

Getting Treatment for Stimulant Addiction

Some prescription stimulants can have plenty of positive uses, but when they are abused, or when illicit ones are consumed, this drug use can turn into a dangerous stimulant addiction that requires rehab. What is a Stimulant? A few of the most common prescription stimulants that are abused include Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin and ephedrine. Illicit … Read moreGetting Treatment for Stimulant Addiction