Those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community are too often faced with hardships their heterosexual peers do not understand. Because the LGBTQ population is seen as different, members are not always accepted, which may lead to negative situations. Unfortunately, these challenges have the potential to lead to mental health issues, particularly anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
Making it to the end of an addiction recovery program is a huge feat. If you or a friend or loved one has made it to graduation, you know the work it takes to get clean. It can be a long, challenging process.
Though the end of a recovery program for drug or alcohol addiction is an exciting moment, the process of staying clean is only beginning. Statistics show that 50 to 90 percent of people go back to their former habits, or “relapse,” at some point after treatment ends. But the good news is this can be prevented... Continue reading →