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Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

April 30th, 2017

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.

The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

March 16th, 2017

How did we get here? Where will the opiate crisis likely lead? Here, we review what government can do to reduce and combat America’s opiate crisis. Actionable ideas from former DEA agent, Warren Rivera, here.

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

February 19th, 2017

Addicts can be hard on themselves…let alone society! Learn what you should do for your friend or family member when they are facing an addiction. More here.

Can or will drug trafficking ever be stopped?

Can or will drug trafficking ever be stopped?

January 27th, 2017

Drug trafficking is a supply-and-demand economy. Insight on how the “drug trade” works from former DEA agent, Warren Rivera…with suggestions on how to address the real problem with drugs. HINT: Address the demand side (rather than supply).

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

November 11th, 2016

Silence is deadly. If you or a veteran you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, reach out for help!

1 Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

September 26th, 2016

Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.

7 The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

3 Understanding drug use and addiction - An INTERVIEW with Mikolaj Czyz

Understanding drug use and addiction – An INTERVIEW with Mikolaj Czyz

August 14th, 2016

What can make a person rethink the decision to use drugs? Read more about an interactive idea that a psychotherapist has been testing. Plus, more on the real reasons that drive substance abuse here.

1 The social stigma of addiction

The social stigma of addiction

July 24th, 2014

The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of integrity. More on this stigma and how you can change it here.

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