Coming to terms with your identity can be a difficult and painful path…but one that leads to freedom and joy. If you are gay and struggling with substance use, this personal experience can help encourage you to live in your truth.
addiction and sexuality
A brief look at how clinicians are starting to understand sex addiction. Plus, the importance of examining multiple levels of an individual’s process. A basic primer to what sex addiction is here.
Can substance abuse be prevented? We explore possible approaches for people in the LGBT community here.
The LGBT community faces some unique barriers to getting treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If these barriers are not recognized and addressed, professional care CANNOT adequately address Substance Use Disorder in LGBT people. What are the barriers? A review here.
People in the LGBT Community who struggle with addiction need customized addiction treatment. Why? We explore. More on best practices in addiction treatment here.
We cannot overlook two (2) main risk factors faced by Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people: trauma and isolation. Learn more, here.
A book review of “Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders” outlining the LGBT-specific risk factors for substance use as well as treatment challenges for these populations since the late 70s until the present day.
Using hydrocodone for extended periods can lead to some sexual issues. However, the effects of hydrocodone on men’s and women’s sexuality are resolved after the medication is stopped for a while. Learn more here.
Can marijuana cause fertility problems? Find our how smoking weed is related to sexuality, conception, and pregnancy here. An INFOGRAPHIC to like, share, or use in your school or office.
Long term oxycodone can lead to loss of sexual desire and ability and even fertility implications in men and women. In this infographic you can learn more about the pregnancy and fetal health implications of oxycodone.