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3 Benefits of LGBTQ+ Rehab Centers for Addiction Treatment

The prevalence of substance use disorders in the LGBTQ+ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A significant reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ+ have experienced more stigma, discrimination, and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. These factors have also made it…

Post-Traumatic Growth

As many of you may already know, post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a theory that explores the growth and transformation that can happen following trauma. Developed in the mid 1990’s by Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, the theory purports that people who endure psychological struggle following adversity and trauma can often see positive growth afterward. According…

Nonbinary Gender Affirming Care

Research indicates that addiction occurs at an approximate rate of 30% in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. This is primarily due to social stigma that still exists for LGBTQ people in society. Traditionally, gender is defined as either “male” or “female” and is referred to as the binary gender system. There are numerous nonbinary identities that…

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified, what they call, eight dimensions of wellness.  The thought is that, if individuals focus on these eight dimensions, they can optimize their health. Every aspect of wellness can affect a person’s life so it is important to focus on all eight of them.…

Jump in Suspected Overdoses

The Washington Post has reported that suspected overdoses ,not all of them fatal, nationally jumped 18% in March 2020, 29% in April 2020, and 42% in May 2020. These numbers were collected from data gathered from ambulance teams, hospitals, and police. The theory is that the culprit behind the spikes is the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

Am I an Alcoholic: Asking Yourself Hard Questions About Recovery

It can be difficult to ask hard questions like, am I an alcoholic? But until one asks oneself direct questions about substance use, they will not be ready for help. Honestly answered, though, opens the door to recovery. Moving down a recovery path does not have to be hard when working with us at New…

National Military Appreciation Month

Every May, we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), a declaration that encourages United States citizens to observe the month of May by honoring the current and former members of the U.S Armed Forces, including those who died serving their country. Introduced in 1999 by Senator John McCain, both the Senate and House of Representatives…